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The Delaware Clean Vehicle Rebate Program

The Clean Vehicle Rebate Program provides incentives for Delawareans and Delaware businesses to buy or lease new alternative fuel vehicles.

The vehicle rebate program encourages the deployment of electric, natural gas, and propane-powered vehicles. It is aligned with Delaware’s commitment to innovation in the transportation sector, reducing greenhouse gases, and improving Delaware’s air quality.

What Vehicles Are Eligible?

Delaware drivers are encouraged to apply for rebates for personal cars and fleet cars alike. The rebate program is for battery electric, plug-in hybrid electric, propane, and natural gas passenger vehicles (classes 2 through 6). The Heavy Duty Vehicle Program provides financial incentives for class 7 and class 8 vehicles.

The vehicle must be new (not used). See examples of eligible vehicles.

Where Can You Charge Your Vehicle?

Electric vehicles are a popular choice for alternative fuel vehicles. Along with home-charging, they can be charged at some workplaces (see the Workplace Charging Program) and at a growing network of charging stations.

Rebates are also available for charging stations. Depending on whether the station is public access, commercial, workplace, fleet or for a multi-family property, the rebate amount could cover up to 90 percent of the cost.

Clean Vehicle Rebate Brochure Cover

How Much are the Rebates?

Depending on vehicle type and purchase price, rebates range from $1,000 to $2,500.

Type of Vehicle/Vehicle Technology Rebate
* New Battery Electric Vehicles (including vehicles with gasoline range extenders) $2,500
* New Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles $1,000
New Dedicated Propane or Natural Gas Vehicles $1,500
New Bi-Fuel Propane or Natural Gas Vehicles $1,350

* Purchase price cannot exceed $60,000.

About Taxes

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.

The Delaware Clean Vehicle Rebate is not a tax credit. It is a cash rebate that must be applied for within 90 days of the vehicle’s purchase.

How to Apply

You can apply for a rebate individually or through a participating auto dealer. You do not need to purchase a vehicle from a participating dealership to qualify for a rebate. Participating dealers, however, are able to roll your rebate into your monthly lease or financing. The applicant is responsible for ensuring that all documentation is complete.

Applications must be submitted within 90 days of the purchase or lease of the vehicle.

Applications for vehicles purchased before January 1, 2020 are no longer being accepted.

Apply Individually

To apply for a Clean Vehicle Rebate, please submit all required documents (except the W-9, which must be submitted online. See the W-9 Guide for instructions) to the Delaware Division of Climate, Coastal and Energy. Documents can be sent via email ( or by US mail (100 W. Water Street, Dover, DE 19904).

Apply Through a Participating Dealership

Find a participating dealer and let them know that you are interested in the Delaware Clean Vehicle Rebate Program. Purchase or lease (for at least 36 months) an eligible vehicle. Participating dealers will roll vehicle rebates into the purchase or lease (documentation of this is required). Complete the Clean Vehicle Dealership Rebate Application and sign in purchaser’s signature section.

Under Delaware Law, Tesla does not qualify as a dealership. Tesla purchasers must use the individual application form in order to receive their rebate.

AutoPort Inc.
203 Pigeon Point Rd, New Castle, DE 19720

AutoTeam Delaware
1606 Pennsylvania Ave, Wilmington, DE 19806

Bayshore Ford
4003 N Dupont Hwy, New Castle, DE 19720

Diver Chevrolet
2101 Pennsylvania Ave, Wilmington, DE 19806

Nucar Chevrolet
174 N Dupont Hwy, New Castle, DE 19720

Porter Ford
600 Ogletown Rd, Newark, DE 19711

Porter Nissan
303 E Cleveland Ave, Newark, DE 19711

Sheridan Nissan
114 S Dupont Hwy, New Castle, DE 19720

Sheridan Ford
4001 Kirkwood Hwy, Wilmington, DE 19808

Union Park BMW
1900 Pennsylvania Ave, Wilmington, DE 19806

Union Park Buick/GMC
1704 Pennsylvania Ave, Wilmington, DE 19806

Union Park Honda
1704 Pennsylvania Ave, Wilmington, DE 19806

Union Park Volvo
1704 Pennsylvania Ave, Wilmington, DE 19806

I.G. Burton
793 Bay Rd., Milford, DE 19963

Price Honda
4567 S Dupont Hwy, Dover, DE 19901

Willis Chevrolet Buick
2707 S DuPont Blvd, Smyrna, DE 19977

Willis Ford
15 N Dupont Blvd, Smyrna, DE 19977

Boulevard Ford
40 Bridgeville Road, Georgetown, DE 19947

I.G. Burton Chevy of Seaford
24799 Sussex Hwy, Seaford, DE 19973

Lewes Automall
17861 Coastal Hwy, Lewes, DE 19958

Lakeshore Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram
22586 Sussex Highway, Seaford, DE 19973

Note: Applications are currently exceeding the normal 6- to 8-week processing period.

Application and Required Documents

Please read the Program Description and Guidance and the Application Guide to ensure you have filled out the following materials correctly.