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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.

Please note: Due to the turnover of the fiscal year, rebate applicants who apply between June 12 and July 10, 2018 may experience a longer than average processing time before receiving their rebate. Applications can still be submitted during this time, but may not be paid until after July 10.

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.

The program complements the Delaware Electric Vehicle Charging Equipment Rebate Program which provides rebates for Level 2 electric vehicle charging stations. There are now 38 electric charging and alternative fuel stations in Delaware.

Which Vehicles are Eligible?

The rebate program is only for passenger vehicles (classes 1 through 6).

For class 7 and 8 vehicles, please see the Heavy Duty Vehicle Program. Fleets are limited to six vehicle rebates, while individuals are limited to one vehicle rebate.

To be eligible for a rebate, the vehicle must be new (purchased or leased between November 1, 2016 and June 30, 2018).

How Much Are The Rebates Worth?

Depending on vehicle type and the technology used to power the vehicle, rebates range from $1,000 to $3,500. There are a wide variety of vehicles available that qualify.

Type of Vehicle/Vehicle Technology Rebate
New Battery Electric Vehicles $3,500
New Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (Including 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 MSRP >$60,000 $1,000
New Dedicated Propane or Natural Gas Vehicles $1,500
New Bi-Fuel Propane or Natural Gas Vehicles $1,350
New Heavy-Duty Dedicated Natural Gas Trucks (Classes 7 & 8) $20,000

How to Apply

You can apply for a rebate either directly 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 Directly

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

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

  • A complete Clean Vehicle Rebate application
  • Proof of residency or operation in Delaware (driver’s license, military proof of service letter, or business license)
  • A copy of the sales slip or lease agreement
  • An online W-9 form from the Division of Accounting

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.

Audi Wilmington
1300 N Union St, Wilmington, DE 19806
302.661.2100

AutoPort Inc.
203 Pigeon Point Rd, New Castle, DE 19720
302.658.5100

AutoTeam Delaware
1606 Pennsylvania Ave, Wilmington, DE 19806
302.656.3100

Bayshore Ford
4003 N Dupont Hwy, New Castle, DE 19720
302.656-3160

Diver Chevrolet
2101 Pennsylvania Ave, Wilmington, DE 19806
302.504.8313

Nucar Chevrolet
174 N Dupont Hwy, New Castle, DE 19720
302.327.1171

Porsche Delaware
1851 Ogletown Rd, Newark, DE 19711
302.292.8250

Porter Ford
600 Ogletown Rd, Newark, DE 19711
302.738.0800

Porter Nissan
303 E Cleveland Ave, Newark, DE 19711
302.368.6300

Sheridan Nissan
114 S Dupont Hwy, New Castle, DE 19720
302.326.6100

Sheridan Ford
4001 Kirkwood Hwy, Wilmington, DE 19808
302.999.0261

Union Park BMW
1900 Pennsylvania Ave, Wilmington, DE 19806
302.778.9917

Union Park Buick/GMC
1704 Pennsylvania Ave, Wilmington, DE 19806
302.353.1636

Union Park Honda
1704 Pennsylvania Ave, Wilmington, DE 19806
302.778.9919

Union Park Jaguar
1900 Pennsylvania Ave, Wilmington, DE 19806
302.778.9923

Union Park Volvo
1704 Pennsylvania Ave, Wilmington, DE 19806
302.416.5001

I.G. Burton
793 Bay Rd., Milford, DE 19963
800.796.9702

Price Honda
4567 S Dupont Hwy, Dover, DE 19901
302.265.4482

Willis Chevrolet Buick
2707 S DuPont Blvd, Smyrna, DE 19977
302.389.7006

Willis Ford
15 N Dupont Blvd, Smyrna, DE 19977
302.653.5900

Winner Ford/Hyundai
591 South Dupont Highway, Dover, DE 19901
302.734.0444

Winner Subaru/Volkswagen
1387 N Dupont Hwy, Dover, DE 19901
302.734.8200

Boulevard Ford
40 Bridgeville Road, Georgetown, DE 19947
877.906.3888

Lewes Automall
17861 Coastal Hwy, Lewes, DE 19958
302.645.6221

 

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

About Taxes

In order to receive a rebate, applicants must submit a Delaware W-9 form. The W-9 form must be submitted online. Any W-9 forms submitted with an application will be shredded immediately. Applications will not be processed without this documentation.

Rebates may be considered taxable income by the IRS. Please consult your tax professional.




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