Drive Clean Taxi – Eligible Vehicles

DRIVE CLEAN TAXI – ELIGIBILITY FOR PARTICIPANTS AND VEHICLES

Vehicle Purchaser Participation Requirements

To participate in the Drive Clean Taxi Voucher Program one must meet the requirements set forth in the Drive Clean Taxi Implementation Manual which includes the following highlights.

  1. An Eligible Fleet vehicle purchaser must be a person or entity licensed by the Chicago Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (BACP) and is currently in good standing to operate a taxicab, livery or other public passenger vehicle in the metropolitan Chicago area.
  2. All vehicles must be purchased new or converted before December 31, 2015.
  3. All vehicles including conversion systems must be commercially available, certified and approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) and/or the California Air Resources Board (CARB), and meet applicable Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS).
  4. Vendors conducting the conversions must be duly licensed and certified by the USEPA and/or CARB, comply with 40 CFR Part 85 Subpart F – Exemption of Clean Alternative Fuel Conversions from Tampering Prohibition, and comply with the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) 304 – Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Container Integrity and other state or federal safety standards.
  5. New vehicles must be purchased and registered under the vehicle purchaser’s name. Correspondingly, the existing conventional vehicle to be converted to CNG must be owned and registered under the purchaser’s name.
  6. Vehicles must visibly display legible identifying decals pursuant to Illinois Vehicle Code 625 ILCS 5/12-704.3.
  7. Invoices, receipts and/or quotes for vehicle purchases/conversions must be submitted at the time of the Voucher Request or the application will NOT be eligible.
  8. Applicants may not use funds in order to meet settlement requirements set forth in agreements with the City of Chicago.

Vehicle Manufacturers of Light-Duty Passenger Alternative Fuel Vehicles

All commercial Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) and battery electric vehicles (EV) that are certified and approved by USEPA and/or CARB are eligible for the Program.

Contact Drive Clean Chicago at info@DriveCleanChicago.com to learn how to have your alternative fuel vehicle listed on the Eligible Vehicle List.

Eligible Vehicle List
Vehicle Purchasers must select an approved “Eligible Vehicle” from the Drive Clean Taxi Eligible Vehicle List. Below are eligible Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) and batter electric vehicles (EVs) approved through the Program.

Drive Clean Taxi – Eligible Vehicle List
ALL-ELECTRIC VEHICLES
Manufacturer Model Model Year Alternative Fuel BACP Approved Taxicab BACP Approved Livery Other Public Passenger Vehicles Approved Vendor(s)
Buick Regal 2013 - 2015 CNG Conversion X Advanced V-Tech
Alternative Fuel Solutions
Buick Verano 2013 - 2015 CNG Conversion X Advanced V-Tech
Alternative Fuel Solutions
BYD e6 2012 - 2015 EV X X X BYD
Green Wheels
Cadillac Escalade 2011 - 2015 CNG Conversion X X Advanced V-Tech
Alternative Fuel Solutions
Chevrolet Cruze 2013 - 2015 CNG Conversion X Advanced V-Tech
Alternative Fuel Solutions
Duel Fuel Systems
Hendrix Industrial Gastrux
IMPCO
Chevrolet Equinox 2013 - 2015 CNG Conversion X X Advanced V-Tech
Alternative Fuel Solutions
Chevrolet Express Van 2012 - 2015 CNG Conversion X X A-1 Alternative Fuel Systems
Advanced V-Tech
Alternative Fuel Solutions
Duel Fuel Systems
Hendrix Industrial Gastrux
IMPCO
Chevrolet Impala 2010 - 2015 CNG Conversion X X IMPCO
Chevrolet Orlando 2013 - 2015 CNG Conversion X Advanced V-Tech
Chevrolet Silverado Chassis Cab 2011 - 2015 CNG Conversion X A-1 Alternative Fuel Systems
Advanced V-Tech
Alternative Fuel Solutions
Duel Fuel Systems
Hendrix Industrial Gastrux
IMPCO
Landi Renzo
Chevrolet Sonic 2014 - 2015 CNG Conversion X Advanced V-Tech
Chevrolet Suburban (All trims) 2011 - 2015 CNG Conversion X X Advanced V-Tech
Alternative Fuel Solutions
IMPCO
Chevrolet Tahoe (All trims) 2011 - 2015 CNG Conversion X X A-1 Alternative Fuel Systems
Advanced V-Tech
Alternative Fuel Solutions
Duel Fuel Systems
Hendrix Industrial Gastrux
IMPCO
Chrysler Town & Country 2012 - 2015 CNG Conversion X X X Advanced V-Tech
Alternative Fuel Solutions
NatGasCar
Dodge Grand Caravan 2010 - 2015 CNG Conversion X X A-1 Alternative Fuel Systems
Advanced V-Tech
Alternative Fuel Solutions
NatGasCar
Ford Crown Victoria 2010 - 2011 CNG Conversion X X Advanced V-Tech
Alternative Fuel Solutions
Ford E-250/350/450 Chassis Cab 2011 - 2015 CNG Conversion X A-1 Alternative Fuel Systems
Advanced V-Tech
Alternative Fuel Solutions
Duel Fuel Systems
Hendrix Industrial Gastrux
IMPCO
Landi Renzo
Westport
Ford Edge 2013 - 2015 CNG Conversion X X Advanced V-Tech
Alternative Fuel Solutions
Ford Escape 2010 - 2012 CNG Conversion X X Alternative Fuel Solutions
Ford Explorer (Not Sportrac) 2013 - 2015 CNG Conversion X X Advanced V-Tech
Alternative Fuel Solutions
Ford F-150/250/350/450/550/650 Chassis Cab 2011 -2015 CNG Conversion X A-1 Alternative Fuel Systems
Advanced V-Tech
Alternative Fuel Solutions
Duel Fuel Systems
Hendrix Industrial Gastrux
IMPCO
Landi Renzo
NatGasCar
Venchurs Vehicle Systems
Westport
Ford Flex 2013 - 2015 CNG Conversion X X X Advanced V-Tech
Alternative Fuel Solutions
Ford Fusion 2010 - 2012 CNG Conversion X X Advanced V-Tech
Alternative Fuel Solutions
Ford Taurus 2013 - 2015 CNG Conversion X X Advanced V-Tech
Alternative Fuel Solutions
Ford Transit Connect 2011 - 2015 CNG Conversion X X X A-1 Alternative Fuel Systems
Advanced V-Tech
Alternative Fuel Solutions
Duel Fuel Systems
Hendrix Industrial Gastrux
Landi Renzo
NatGasCar
Venchurs Vehicle Systems
Ford Transit 2014 - 2015 CNG Conversion X A-1 Alternative Fuel Systems
Advanced V-Tech
Alternative Fuel Solutions
Hendrix Industrial Gastrux
Landi Renzo
Venchurs Vehicle Systems
Westport
GMC Sierra Chassis Cab 2011 - 2015 CNG Conversion X A-1 Alternative Fuel Systems
Advanced V-Tech
Alternative Fuel Solutions
Duel Fuel Systems
Hendrix Industrial Gastrux
IMPCO
Landi Renzo
GMC Savana Van 2011 - 2015 CNG Conversion X A-1 Alternative Fuel Systems
Advanced V-Tech
Alternative Fuel Solutions
Duel Fuel Systems
IMPCO
GMC Terrain 2013 - 2015 CNG Conversion X X Advanced V-Tech
Alternative Fuel Solutions
Duel Fuel Systems
GMC Yukon (All trims) 2011 - 2015 CNG Conversion X X Advanced V-Tech
Alternative Fuel Solutions
Duel Fuel Systems
Hendrix Industrial Gastrux
IMPCO
Lincoln MKZ/MKS/MKX/MKT
Navigator
2013 - 2015
2010 - 2012
CNG Conversion X X Advanced V-Tech
Alternative Fuel Solutions
Hendrix Industrial Gastrux
Nissan Leaf (All trims) 2011 - 2016 EV X X X Gerald Nissan, Highland Park Motor Cars, Martin Nissan,The Autobarn Nissan, Zeigler Nissan Gurnee
Tesla All 4 door models and trims 2013 - 2015 EV X X Tesla Motors
Mobility Ventures MV-1 2011 - 2015 CNG Vehicle X X Creative Bus Sales
Midwest Transit Equipment

Vehicle Purchasers must submit a Voucher Request through a dealer that sells one or more of the vehicles listed in the Eligible Vehicle List.

Interested in CNG Conversions? Click here to review the list of “Approved Vendors” for CNG Conversions.

Voucher Incentive Amounts
The total amount of funding for the Drive Clean Taxi Voucher Program is $1,275,000. The Program will provide 80% of the incremental cost of a new EV or CNG vehicle, or 80% of the cost of a CNG conversion, including installation, with a maximum of up to $10,000 per voucher.

For the Purchase of a New Alternative Fuel Vehicle:
  • For the purchase of a new Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) or battery electric vehicle (EV), the incremental cost is the difference between the base price of a CNG or EV and the base price of a comparable conventional model verified by a manufacturer.
  • The incremental cost does not include other applicable manufacturer and local/state rebates, tax credits, and cash equivalent incentives. ONLY the incremental cost of a CNG vehicle or EV will be eligible for a voucher request/redemption, not the full vehicle cost.
For the Purchase of CNG Conversions:
  • For vehicles that are converted to run on Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), the incremental cost is based on the cost of a new fuel system plus installation after all other applicable manufacturer and local/state rebates and cash equivalent incentives are applied. ONLY the cost of a conversion system (including installation) will be eligible for a voucher request/redemption, not the cost of the base vehicle.