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Delaware Relaunches Clean Transportation Incentive Program

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s (DNREC) revamped Delaware Clean Transportation Incentive Program is now available and offers adjusted rebates for natural gas fueled vehicles, as well as electric vehicles and charging stations. DNREC’s Division of Energy & Climate has extended the program following its success throughout the state since its launch in July 2015. Updated rebate amounts will apply only to vehicles and equipment purchased on or after November 1, 2016.

The new program offers $1500 for natural gas, plug-in hybrid electric, and propane vehicles, as well as $3,500 rebates for most battery electric vehicles. Both individuals and businesses are encouraged to participate in the rebate program.

“When businesses transition to electric and clean fuel vehicles, they reduce operating and maintenance costs,” said DNREC Secretary David Small. “When residents can drive from place to place with fewer polluting emissions, Delaware has a healthier and safer environment.”

The Division of Energy & Climate is working with partners throughout the state on projects that will add at least one new public access CNG station in addition to propane and electric charging stations. The new projects bolster the alternative fuel network within Delaware, and Delaware is also working with neighboring states to build a comprehensive alternative fuel network within the region.

The program is made possible through Delaware’s participation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), a regional market-based emissions cap and trade program. Delaware’s proceeds from RGGI are invested in energy efficiency, renewable energy, emissions reductions programs and programs that benefit energy consumers.

For more information about the Delaware Clean Transportation Incentive Program, or to download an application, click here.