Natural Gas Laws and Incentives in Delaware

The list below contains summaries of all Delaware laws and incentives related to natural gas.

State Incentives

Alternative Fuel Tax Exemption

Taxes imposed on alternative fuels used in official vehicles for the United States government or any Delaware state government agency, including volunteer fire and rescue companies, are waived. Alternative fuel retailers must obtain a fuel supplier's license from the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT), and operators or owners of vehicles using alternative fuel must obtain either a special fuel user's license from DelDOT or pay the special fuel tax. (Reference Delaware Code Title 30, Chapter 51, Subchapter II)

Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Rebates

As part of the Delaware Clean Transportation Incentive Program, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control offers rebates for new, leased, or converted AFVs. The following rebate amounts are applicable for vehicles purchased between November 1, 2016, and December 31, 2019:

Qualifying VehiclesRebate Amount
All-electric vehicle (EV)$3,500
Plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV; including vehicles with gasoline range extenders)$1,500
Converted EV and PHEV$1,500
EV or PHEV over $60,000$1,000
Dedicated propane or natural gas vehicle (NGV)$1,500
Bi-fuel propane or NGV$1,350
Dedicated heavy-duty NGV$20,000

Eligible applicants include Delaware residents, businesses, organizations, and government entities. Rebate applications must be signed by both the purchaser and a dealer representative. Rebates are limited to six vehicles per fleet and one vehicle per individual. All vehicles purchased through this rebate program must be titled and registered in the state. Additional terms and conditions apply. For more information, including application guidelines and participating dealers, see the Delaware Clean Fuel and Transportation Initiative website.

Heavy-Duty Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV) Rebates

As part of the Delaware Clean Transportation Incentive Program, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) offers rebates of up to $20,000 for new or leased Class 7 or Class 8 dedicated NGVs. Eligible applicants include commercial entities, non-profits, individuals, or businesses located in Delaware or who have in-state affiliates. Applicants must submit proof of order and proof of payment to receive the rebate; a copy of the lease agreement is required for leased vehicles. Fleets are limited to five rebates per funding cycle. All vehicles purchased through this rebate program must be titled and registered in the state. DNREC will accept applications through December 31, 2019, on a first-come, first-served basis. Additional terms and conditions apply. For more information, including application instructions and eligibility requirements, see the Delaware Heavy-Duty Vehicle Rebate Program website.

Medium- and Heavy-Duty Emissions Reductions Funding

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) is accepting applications for funding of medium- and heavy-duty on-road and limited off-road emission reduction projects. This grant program is funded by Delaware's portion of the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust. For more information, including program guidance and application deadlines, see the DNREC Volkswagen Mitigation Plan website.

Laws and Regulations

Alternative Fuel and Advanced Vehicle Acquisition Requirements

All new light-duty vehicles that Delaware state agencies, departments, and offices purchase must be hybrid electric, alternative fuel, fuel-efficient, or low emission vehicles, unless such a purchase compromises health, safety, or law enforcement needs. Additionally, the state must develop procedures for diesel fleet vehicles to use biodiesel fuel blends of the highest practical percent. (Reference Executive Order 18, 2010)

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