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Green Driver State Incentives in Wyoming

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Currently, Wyoming doesn't offer many green driver incentives for those who operate eco-friendly vehicles like hybrids, electric cars, and other alternative fuel vehicles (AFV); however, you still can take advantage of a few perks like federal tax incentives and car insurance discounts.

Keep in mind that, just as with green driver laws, green driving incentives are subject to change at any time, meaning, as eco-friendly driving practices become more important, so might the benefits of green driving.

Meanwhile, you can reference this page and the Alternative Fuels Data Center (AFDC), as well as contact your local Department of Transportation (DOT) office for the most up-to-date information for eco-friendly driving in Wyoming.

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Wyoming Vehicle Emissions Testing

At this time, Wyoming doesn't require smog checks or vehicle emissions testing for any vehicles, eco-friendly vehicles included.

Still, there are ways you can reduce the amount of pollution caused by vehicle emissions, such as:

  • Carpooling with family members and friends headed in the same direction, or with coworkers at your office.
  • Setting aside an hour or so to complete all your errands, rather than spreading them out throughout the week.
  • Keeping up with vehicle maintenance, such as air filters and oil changes.

For more information about smog and vehicle emissions, as well as information about vehicle inspections, refer to Car Inspections in Wyoming.

Federal Tax Credits for Green Vehicles

Purchasing certain eco-friendly vehicles, such as the ones listed below, might make you eligible for federal tax credits:

  • Hybrids.
  • Plug-in hybrids (PHEV).
  • Electric vehicles (EV).
  • Diesel-powered vehicles.
  • Other alternative fuel vehicles (AFV).

You can learn more about how to take advantage of these tax credits at fueleconomy.gov, as well as from your preferred tax preparer or local Taxpayer Assistance Office.

Auto Insurance Discounts for Eco-Friendly Driving and Green Vehicles

There are auto insurance companies that offer insurance discounts for practicing green driving habits and operating eco-friendly vehicles.

Some of these green vehicle discounts include

  • Hybrid auto discounts. You could get a discount for driving this type of vehicle, which runs on both electricity and another type of fuel.
  • Electric vehicle discounts. Generally, electric vehicles run solely on electricity from plugging in or batteries and could save you some green on your premium.
  • Alternative fuel vehicle (AFV) discounts. Hybrids and AFVs aren't the only kind of alternative fuel vehicles. You could also get a discounted rate for driving vehicles such as diesel-powered cars and trucks.
  • Economy car discounts. Typically, economy cars are lightweight, easy on the wallet, and don't use much gas.
  • Low-mileage discounts. These are discounts for having, and keeping, low mileage on your vehicle. These kinds of discounts might apply to a driver who works from home or only uses his vehicle to run occasional errands. Perfect for auto insurance discounts!

Note that potential car insurance discounts vary by provider and circumstances. For example, your agency might offer a 10% or higher discount on car insurance for owning or leasing some sort of alternative fuel vehicle, or you might get up to 30% off your car insurance premium for maintaining low mileage on your vehicle.

Contact your current car insurance agent and ask about these and other types of eco-friendly vehicle and green driving discounts. If your current provider doesn't offer any, consider comparing auto insurance rates online until you find the best rate for you and your green vehicle and/or driving habits.

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