Green Vehicle Laws and Regulations in Georgia

At this time, Georgia has a handful of laws specific to green vehicles and eco-friendly driving. Keep reading for more on driving-related regulations designed to protect the environment.

Note that these laws might evolve as Georgia begins focusing more heavily on environmental issues. Also consult your local Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) branch and the Alternative Fuels Data Center for updates.

Georgia Rules of the Road

Whether you drive a hybrid, electric car (EV), alternative fuel vehicle (AFV), or some other fuel-efficient car, you must follow the same rules of the road as all other drivers. However, the State offers time- and money-saving perks (such as HOV lane access) to those with eco-friendly vehicles. For details, consult our Georgia Green Driver Incentives page.

GA Emissions Test Requirements

If your fuel-efficient vehicle has the ability to run on regular gasoline, it must undergo an emissions test as part of first-time GA vehicle registration and registration renewal. That goes for bi-fuel and flexible-fuel vehicles, as well as hybrids. For full details on emissions requirements, consult our page on Georgia smog checks. To learn whether your vehicle is exempt from emissions testing, refer to our page on GA Green Driver Incentives.

GA Auto Insurance Requirements

Even eco-friendly drivers must meet Georgia's minimum car insurance requirements.

However, the good news is that some car insurance providers offer discounts to green drivers. For example, you might get a percentage knocked off your overall premium because you drive an electric, hybrid, or other fuel-efficient vehicle. Or, your provider might give you a discount for being a low-mileage driver.

Check with your current car insurance agent about such discounts and if your provider currently doesn't offer any, consider shopping around for one who does.

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