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.

Girl Charges Electric VehicleThe 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 1 through 6. The Heavy Duty Vehicle Program provides financial incentives for class 7 and class 8 vehicles.)

Where Can You Charge Your Vehicle?

Charge at home
Money-back on charging station purchases

Charge at work
Workplace Charging Program

Charge on the go
Interactive charging map

Who else is participating in the program?
Explore data about State Rebates for Alternative-Fuel Vehicles

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

Does is matter when the car was purchased/leased?

From time to time, DNREC updates the Clean Transportation Incentive Program to reflect appropriate incentive levels and to clarify program guidelines. The current program applies to vehicles purchased between July 1, 2018 and December 30, 2019. If your vehicle was purchased/leased before or on June 30, 2018, please see our past programs webpage.

How much are the rebates?

Depending on vehicle type and MSRP, rebates range from $1,000 to $3,500.

Type of Vehicle/Vehicle Technology Rebate
New Battery Electric Vehicles $3,500
New Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (including vehicles with gasoline range extenders) $1,500
Retrofitted Battery Electric and Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles $1,500
New Battery Electric or Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles with base MSRP >$60,000 $1,000
New Dedicated Propane or Natural Gas Vehicles $1,500
New Bi-Fuel Propane or Natural Gas Vehicles $1,350

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. All applications must be signed by both the purchaser and a dealer representative. The applicant is responsible for ensuring that all documentation is complete.

Apply Individually

To apply for a Clean Vehicle Rebate, please submit all required documents (except the W-9 form, which must be submitted online. See the W-9 Guide for instructions) to the Delaware Division of Climate, Coastal, & Energy. Documents can be sent via email ( or by US mail (100 W. Water Street, Suite 5A, Dover, DE 19904).

Please note that this application applies to any clean vehicle purchased on or after July 1, 2018. To apply for a rebate for an eligible vehicle purchased between November 1, 2016 and June 30, 2018, please see our past programs page.

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.

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 Rebate Application and sign the section “If Dealer is Receiving Rebate” on page 2.

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 Jaguar
1900 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

For more information, please visit our Questions and Answers page or contact one of the participating dealerships.

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.