Green Driver State Incentives in North DakotaPage Overview
Currently, North Dakota has a handful of green driver incentives to entice locals to adopt eco-friendly habits. For example, if you buy a new electric car, hybrid, or alternative fuel vehicle, you might be eligible for a federal tax credit. Plus, drivers of low-speed vehicles get free vehicle registration. Check out the content below for even more ways to save green by going green.
North Dakota defines low-speed vehicles as those that:
- Have four wheels.
- Are able to reach maximum speeds between 20 and 25 miles per hour (mph) on a paved, level surface.
- Don't exceed a weight of 3,000 pounds when fully loaded with cargo or passengers.
You must keep your low-speed vehicle registered in order to legally operate it. Generally, this two-year registration period costs $20; however, you can register your low-speed vehicle for free if it's:
For more information about the rules and regulations surrounding low-speed vehicles and registration, visit our section on green vehicle laws and regulations.Purchasing a fuel-efficient vehicle might make you eligible for a tax break. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) offers federal tax credits to owners of the following eco-friendly cars:
- Owned and operated by the United States (or another state) or its political subdivisions.
- Registered in a foreign country, but temporarily being used in ND.
- Validly licensed in another state, but not in ND for more than 30 consecutive days.
- Used exclusively for work on agricultural land or on private land that serves as an industrial job site.
To find out if you’re eligible to save even more money, check out fueleconomy.gov. You can also consult your preferred tax professional as well as your local Taxpayer Assistance Center.You might be able to get a car insurance discount in North Dakota for driving a green vehicle or practicing eco-friendly driving habits.
- Plug-in hybrids (PHEV).
- Electric vehicles (EV).
- Alternative fuel vehicles (AFV).
Examples of possible discounts include:
- Economy car discounts.
- Alternative fuel vehicle (AFV) discounts.
- Hybrid car discounts.
- Low-mileage discounts.
- Pay-as-you-go discounts.
Understand that potential car insurance discounts vary by provider. For example, example discounts might include as much as 30% off your premium for maintaining low mileage and a 10% discount on your insurance for driving an eco-friendly vehicle.
Talk with your current ND auto insurance provider about such discounts; if the company doesn't offer them, consider shopping around for a company that does.
Note that just as these eco-friendly driver incentives and green driver laws are subject to change. To keep up with the latest, be sure to periodically check back us as well as the Alternative Fuel Data Center (AFDC) and your local North Dakota Department of Transportation office.
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