Energy Efficient License Plates Available

Approximately 1,800 Energy Efficient license plates are now available for registered owners of qualifying hybrid vehicles to replace those that are no longer in the program. The qualifying vehicles have changed and now comprise the plug-in hybrid electric vehicles listed below:

Vehicle Make and Model Vehicle Model Year(s)
BMW – i3 Range Extender (REX) 2014
Cadillac – ELR 2014
Chevrolet – Volt 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Fisker Automotive – Karma 2012
Ford – C-MAX Energi 2013, 2014
Ford – Fusion Energi 2013, 2014
Honda – Accord Plug-in Hybrid 2014
Porsche – Panamera S E-Hybrid 2014
Toyota – Prius Plug-in 2012, 2013, 2014
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Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) use batteries to power an electric motor and use another fuel, such as gasoline or diesel, to power an internal combustion engine or other propulsion source. Using electricity from the grid to run the vehicle some or all of the time reduces operating costs and petroleum consumption, relative to conventional vehicles.*

Drivers of vehicles with Energy Efficient plates have unrestricted access to High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) "carpool" lanes in Arizona, with or without passengers.

The initial fee for the Energy Efficient license plate is $8.00, plus postage, and there is no renewal fee for the plate. Qualifying vehicles pay the standard vehicle license tax assessment.

Applications are accepted online only (except disability) and are on a first come, first served basis.

Customers with a prior qualifying (Honda Civic Hybrid, Honda Insight, and Toyota Prius) vehicle that is currently registered with an Energy Efficient Plate will be allowed to maintain their plate until they sell/transfer the vehicle. The Energy Efficient Plate may only be transferred to a qualifying plug-in hybrid electric vehicle that is owned or leased by the same registered owner.

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For additional information, please see:

Energy Efficient Plate Program

Energy Efficient Plate FAQ

Applying for an Energy Efficient disability plate.

*Source- U.S. Department of Energy

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