The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s revamped Delaware Clean Transportation Incentive Program recently began.
The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s revamped Delaware Clean Transportation Incentive Program recently began, offering higher rebates for drivers of battery electric vehicles and adjusted rebates for other clean fuel vehicles and electric vehicle charging stations.
Updated rebate amounts will apply to vehicles and equipment purchased on or after Nov. 1. DNREC’s Division of Energy & Climate has extended the program after its success throughout the state.
More than 250 Delawareans across the three counties have received rebates for battery electric and plug-in hybrid electric cars since the program was launched in July 2015. The program’s initial goal of 100 electric vehicle rebates over a year and a half was surpassed in just six months.
The new program offers $3,500 rebates for most battery electric vehicles and $1,500 for plug-in hybrid electric, propane and natural gas vehicles. Rebates are also available for home, public and workplace electric vehicle charging stations. Individuals, businesses and workplaces are encouraged to participate.
The updated program also places an emphasis on commercial and workplace electric vehicle charging stations by covering up to 75 percent of the equipment cost — price caps apply.
The Division of Energy & Climate is working with partners throughout the state on projects that will add at least 10 new electric car charging stations, three propane fueling stations for clean fuel school buses and a public access compressed natural gas refilling station. These new projects will support the alternative fuel network within Delaware, which currently has about 50 public electric vehicle charging stations, eight propane stations and one compressed natural gas station. Delaware also is working with neighboring states to build a comprehensive alternative fuel network within the region.
For more information, visit de.gov/cleantransportation.