Alternative fuel vehicles come in every shape and size, including large trucks. The Delaware Heavy-Duty Vehicle Rebate Program provides funds to help offset the costs of purchasing heavy duty dedicated compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles.
The program provides rebates of $20,000 for new qualifying heavy duty CNG class 7 or 8 vehicles (GVW >26,000 pounds) and is aligned with Delaware’s commitment to innovation in the transportation sector, reducing greenhouse gases, and improving Delaware’s air quality. The program will accept applications through Dec. 31, 2022 or until funding has expired.
The Delaware Heavy-Duty Vehicle Rebate Program is open to Delaware commercial entities, non-profits, individuals or businesses located in Delaware or who have in-state affiliates in the State of Delaware. Each entity must have a Primary Point of Contact who will be responsible for ensuring that all paperwork is filled out correctly.
Motor carriers (fleets) are limited to five awards under this rebate program. Heavy duty trucks that have been previously registered (in any state) or paid for by the Motor Carrier (other than a vehicle down payment in order to receive the rebate) are ineligible. Pre-owned electric trucks are not eligible for this grant program. Passenger-carrying (public transit, etc.) vehicles are not eligible.
Applicants to this program will be required to submit proof of ordering the class 7 or 8 vehicle, as well as proof of payment. Once the heavy duty truck is under the ownership of the motor carrier, the rebate will be released from the State of Delaware. Fleets must work through the dealer or dealer’s representative to be eligible for this program. Please see the full Description and Guidelines for additional details.
Complete an application form to start the process of applying for a Heavy-Duty Vehicle Rebate. The process includes a number of steps that follow specific timing requirements. The Primary Point of Contact is responsible for making sure that all forms are complete and that all steps in the process are completed on time.
Once the application process has been completed and the vehicle has been delivered, the Primary Point of Contact submits a reimbursement package. As with the application, the reimbursement forms are designed to be filled out electronically. Applicants should fill out the forms electronically before printing and signing them. Any illegible documents will be returned, unprocessed, to the Primary Point of Contact.
The reimbursement package contains a checklist listing all of the documents that need to be submitted.
In order to receive a rebate, applicants must submit a Delaware W-9 form. The W-9 form must be submitted online.
This rebate may be considered taxable income by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service and the Delaware Department of Revenue. It shall be the sole responsibility of the recipient, individually, to seek professional advice and determine the tax consequences of this rebate.
If additional time is needed to complete vehicle delivery, the Primary Point of Contact is responsible for alerting the Division of Climate, Coastal and Energy and emailing the 120-Day Extension Form to request an extension.