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Tax incentives and/or other rebates, credits, incentives or related initiaves for drivers of alternative fuel vehicles or for other uses of alternative fuel in Delaware.
A low-speed vehicle is defined as a four-wheeled motor vehicle, other than a truck, with a gross vehicle weight rating of less than 2,500 pounds that is capable of operating at a speed of at least 20 miles per hour (mph) but not greater than 25 mph on a paved surface. A low-speed vehicle may not operate on roads with a posted speed limit greater than 35 mph but may cross a highway that has a posted speed limit greater than 35 mph. The vehicle must comply with safety standards contained in Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations, section 571.500, and meet state insurance, titling, and registration requirements. (Reference Delaware Code Title 21, Chapter 21, Subchapter I, Section 2113A)
Retail electricity customers with at least one grid-integrated electric vehicle (EV) may qualify to receive kilowatt-hour credits for energy discharged to the grid from the EV's battery at the same rate that the customer pays to charge the battery. A grid-integrated EV is defined as a battery-powered motor vehicle that has the ability for two-way power flow between the vehicle and the electric grid as well as communications hardware and software that allow for external control of battery charging and discharging. (Reference Delaware Code Title 26, Chapter 10, Section 1001 and 1014g)
Sharp Energy provides fueling equipment at a reduced cost to fleets that convert to propane vehicles. For more information about this program, see the Sharp Energy Autogas website.
As part of the Delaware Clean Transportation Incentive Program, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) offers rebates for new or leased AFVs. The following rebate amounts are applicable for vehicles purchased or leased before June 30, 2022:
|Qualifying Vehicles||Rebate Amount|
|All-electric vehicle (including vehicles with gasoline range extenders)||$2,500|
|Plug-in hybrid electric vehicle||$1,000|
|Dedicated propane or natural gas vehicle (NGV)||$1,500|
|Bi-fuel propane or NGV||$1,350|
|Dedicated heavy-duty NGV||$20,000|
Eligible applicants include Delaware residents, businesses, organizations, and government entities. Rebates are limited to six vehicles per fleet. Additional terms and conditions apply. For more information, including application guidelines and participating dealers, see the DNREC Clean Fuel and Transportation Initiatives website.
As part of the Delaware Clean Transportation Incentive Program, Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) offers rebates for new Level 2 EV charging stations purchased for use at public, workplace, commercial, and multi-unit dwelling (MUD) locations. Installation, labor, and other costs are not eligible.
Rebates are available in the following amounts:
|Rebate Amount (Maximum: $3,500 single port/$7,000 dual port)||Limit per Location|
|Commercial||Government and Nonprofit||Commercial||Government and Nonprofit|
|Public Access||75%||90%||6 EV charging station ports||6 EV charging station ports|
|Workplace||75%||90%||6 EV charging station ports||6 EV charging station ports|
|Fleet||75%||90%||6 EV charging station ports||10 EV charging station ports|
|MUD||90%||90%||10 EV charging station ports||10 EV charging station ports|
Rebates are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Eligible applicants include MUDs, businesses, organizations, non-profits, government entities, schools, colleges, and universities. Additional terms and conditions apply. For more information, including application guidelines, see the DNREC Electric Vehicle Charging Equipment Rebates website.
As part of the Delaware Clean Fuel and Transportation Incentive Program, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) offers rebates of up to $20,000 for new or leased Class 7 or Class 8 dedicated NGVs. Eligible applicants include individuals, businesses, non-profits, or governmental entities located in Delaware or who have an in-state affiliate. Applicants must submit proof of order and payment to receive the rebate; a copy of the lease agreement is required for leased vehicles. Fleets are limited to five rebates per funding cycle. All vehicles purchased through this rebate program must be titled and registered in the state. Rebates are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Additional terms and conditions apply. For more information, including application deadline and eligibility requirements, see the Delaware Heavy-Duty Vehicle Rebate Program website.
DEC offers a one-time $200 rebate, in the form of a billing credit and an additional $5 monthly billing credit to customers if they do not charge their plug-in electric vehicles during Beat the Peak alerts. For more information, including eligibility requirements, see the DEC Beat the Peak website.
All grid-integrated, plug-in electric vehicles in use by eligible customers must meet applicable safety and performance standards put forth by the National Electric Code, Institute of Electric and Electronic Engineers, UL, and the Society of Automotive Engineers to ensure that net metering customers comply with the electric supplier’s interconnection tariffs and operating guidelines. (Reference Delaware Code Title 26, Chapter 10, Section 1014e)
Delmarva Power offers a Time-Of-Use (TOU) rate option to residential customers that own EVs. For more information, see the Delmarva Power EV Programs website.
Delaware utilities joined the National Electric Highway Coalition (NEHC), committing to create a network of direct current fast charging (DCFC) stations connecting major highway systems from the Atlantic Coast to the Pacific of the United States. NEHC utility members agree to ensure efficient and effective fast charging deployment plans that enable long distance EV travel, avoiding duplication among coalition utilities, and complement existing corridor DCFC sites. For more information, including a list of participating utilities and states, see the NEHC website.