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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)
Boulden Brothers Propane provides fueling equipment at no cost to propane vehicle operators on a case-by-case basis. Boulden Brothers Propane also offers a $0.15 per gallon on-site fuel discount to fleets using propane to operate their vehicles.
As part of the Delaware Clean Transportation Incentive Program, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control offers rebates for new, leased, or converted AFVs. The following rebate amounts are applicable for vehicles purchased between November 1, 2016, and December 31, 2019:
|Qualifying Vehicles||Rebate Amount|
|All-electric vehicle (EV)||$3,500|
|Plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV; including vehicles with gasoline range extenders)||$1,500|
|Converted EV and PHEV||$1,500|
|EV or PHEV over $60,000||$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. Rebate applications must be signed by both the purchaser and a dealer representative. Rebates are limited to six vehicles per fleet and one vehicle per individual. All vehicles purchased through this rebate program must be titled and registered in the state. Additional terms and conditions apply. For more information, including application guidelines and participating dealers, see the Delaware Clean Fuel and Transportation Initiative website.
As part of the Delaware Clean Transportation Incentive Program, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control offers rebates for new EVSE purchased for use at commercial and residential locations.
Rebate amounts are 50% of the cost of a residential charging station, up to $500, and 75% of the cost of a commercial or workplace charging station, up to $2,500 or $5,000, respectively.
Rebates are available on a first-come, first-served basis to Delaware residents, businesses, organizations, and government entities. Rebates are limited to six EVSE per fleet and one EVSE per individual. Additional terms and conditions apply. For more information, including application guidelines, see the Delaware Electric Vehicle Charging Equipment Rebate Programwebsite.
As part of the Delaware Clean 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 commercial entities, non-profits, individuals, or businesses located in Delaware or who have in-state affiliates. Applicants must submit proof of order and proof of 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. DNREC will accept applications through December 31, 2019, on a first-come, first-served basis. Additional terms and conditions apply. For more information, including application instructions and eligibility requirements, see the Delaware Heavy-Duty Vehicle Rebate Program website.
PECO provides rebates of $50 to residential customers who purchase a new, qualified PEV. For more information, see the PECO Driver Rebate website.
DEC offers a one-time $200 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. To qualify for the Beat the Peak incentives, residents must have qualified WiFi connected residential EVSE and enroll in the Beat the Peak program. For more information, see the Beat the Peak website.