In the state of Montana, there is no law requiring drivers to have their vehicle pass an emissions test. However, there are a few incentives and rewards for driving green and being eco-friendly, let’s take a look at them.

Certain car insurance companies in Montana offer rewards for driving green, they offer these two drivers who:

  • Drive vehicles like hybrids, electric cars, and alternative fuel vehicles
  • Practicing eco-friendly driving habits like low mileage
  • Economy car discounts
  • Hybrid auto discounts
  • AFV discounts
  • Pay-as-you drive discounts

Not all insurance providers in Montana will offer the same discounts, you will need to check with your personal insurance provider for more information.

Qualifying vehicles that will be granted federal tax credits are:

  • Hybrid vehicles
  • Plug-in hybrids
  • Electric cars
  • Alternative fuel discounts
  • Diesel vehicles

If you decide to convert a traditional fuel using vehicle to an alternative fuel vehicle, you could qualify for the Conversion Tax Credit. Qualifying alternatives include:

  • Natural gas
  • Propane
  • Liquefied natural gas
  • Electricity
  • Hydrogen
  • Fuels that contain at least 85% ethanol, methanol, ether, or any other type of alcohol

This tax credit will cover up to 50% of the conversion costs, specifically up to:

  • $500 for vehicles that have a gross vehicle weight rating of 10,000 pounds or less
  • $1,000 for vehicles that have a GVWR of more than 10,000 pounds