Expired, Repealed, and Archived Delaware Incentives and Laws

The following is a list of expired, repealed, and archived incentives, laws, regulations, funding opportunities, or other initiatives related to alternative fuels and vehicles, advanced technologies, or air quality.

Heavy-Duty Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV) Rebates

Archived: 04/01/2023

As part of the Delaware Clean Fuel and 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 individuals, businesses, non-profits, or governmental entities located in Delaware or who have an in-state affiliate. Applicants must submit proof of order and 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. Rebates are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Additional terms and conditions apply. For more information, including application deadline and eligibility requirements, see the Delaware Heavy-Duty Vehicle Rebate Program website.

Regional Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI)

Archived: 11/19/2021

Delaware, District of Columbia (D.C.), Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Virginia signed a Declaration of Intent to create the TCI, a regional initiative to improve transportation, develop a clean energy economy, and reduce carbon emissions and air pollutants from the transportation sector. The signatory states and D.C. agree to explore and develop policies and programs that result in greater energy efficiency of regional transportation systems and reduce emissions. Additionally, states support the deployment of clean vehicles and fueling infrastructure, such as electric vehicle supply equipment, to maximize the economic opportunities and emissions reductions. For more information, see the TCI website.

Propane Infrastructure and Fuel Incentives - SchagrinGAS

Archived: 10/11/2020

SchagrinGAS provides propane tanks, pumps, and meters at no cost to customers on a case-by-case basis. SchagrinGAS offers a discount on propane to fleets that use the fuel to operate their vehicles.

Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAVs) Advisory Council

Archived: 10/11/2020

The Delaware Department of Transportation established an Advisory Council to evaluate the impact of CAVs on public safety, cyber security, legal issues, privacy, and the design and construction of the transportation network. The Advisory Council reviews state motor vehicle laws and makes recommendations for tools and strategies that can be used to prepare Delaware's transportation network for CAVs. The Advisory Council prepared a report of its activities and recommendations for the governor and General Assembly in September 2018, see the Advisory Council’s CAV Report. (Reference Executive Order 14, 2017)

Propane Infrastructure and Fuel Incentives - Sharp Energy

Archived: 10/10/2020

Sharp Energy provides fueling equipment at a reduced cost to fleets that convert to propane vehicles. For more information about this program, see the Sharp Energy Autogas website.

Plug-in Electric Vehicles (PEVs) Discount - EZ-EV

Archived: 08/15/2018

EZ-EV, an Exelon program, offers discounts for the purchase or lease of select PEVs through participating dealers. For information on discount amounts, eligible makes and models, and availability, see the EZ-EV website.

Clean Transportation Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Reduction Grant

Expired: 09/01/2017

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) will fund the Innovative Transportation Greenhouse Gas Reduction Competitive Grant Program. The program will fund up to 50% of total project costs, between $5,000 and $100,000, for innovative projects that demonstrate GHG reductions but are not eligible for other incentives through the Delaware Clean Transportation Incentive Program. DNREC will release a request for proposal in 2016 (verified August 2016). For more information, see the Innovative Transportation Greenhouse Gas Reduction Competitive Grant Program page.

Alternative Fueling Infrastructure Grants

Archived: 08/01/2016

As part of the Delaware Clean Transportation Incentive Program, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) provides grant funding for public and private alternative fueling stations, including DC fast electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE), natural gas, propane, and hydrogen fueling infrastructure. The grant funds 75% of the cost of public access fueling infrastructure and 50% of the cost of private access fueling infrastructure, up to $500,000. DNREC will accept applications through February 29, 2016. For more information, including eligibility criteria, see the Delaware Alternative Fueling Infrastructure Grants page.

Propane Mower Incentive - Mid Atlantic Propane Gas Association

Archived: 09/01/2015

Propane commercial mower incentives are available to public and private fleets. New propane commercial mowers with at least 25 horsepower are eligible for up to $2,500, and propane mower conversions are eligible for up to $1,500. Incentive applications must be coordinated through a local propane marketer. Recipients must submit a pre- and post-season survey.

All conversion systems must be certified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency or the California Air Resources Board. Funds are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Additional terms and conditions apply. For more information, see the Mid Atlantic Propane Gas Association website.

State Agency Energy Plan

Archived: 09/01/2014

To improve air quality and reduce operating expenses from state vehicle use, all state agencies were directed to reduce petroleum consumption by 25%, vehicle emissions by 25%, and vehicle miles traveled by 15% as compared to Fiscal Year 2008 levels by the end of 2012. Agencies focus on alternative fuel vehicle acquisition, alternative fuel use, and idle reduction measures to achieve these reductions. For more information, see the Delaware Energy Plan page. (Reference Executive Order 18, 2010)

Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Fuel Rate Reduction

Archived: 01/01/2009

Chesapeake Utilities has one publicly accessible quick-fill CNG fueling station in Dover. CNG is offered at a 20% discount as compared to the American Automobile Association (AAA) list price.

Biodiesel Production Facility Grants

Expired: 09/01/2007

The State Energy Office will administer moneys in the Green Energy Fund through a program of environmental incentive grants and loans for the development, promotion and support of energy efficiency programs and renewable or alternative energy technology in the State. The Technology Demonstration Program provides grants equal to 25% of the cost of a project which demonstrates the market potential of Renewable Energy Technology in Delaware, including biodiesel manufacturing facilities. Cash grants for biodiesel manufacturing facilities shall not exceed 25% of the project cost and no one project may receive more than $300,000. (Reference Senate Bill 44 and

Governor's Energy Advisory Council

Archived: 09/01/2007

The Governor's Energy Advisory Council was established to develop implementation plans for the recommendations provided in the Delaware Energy Task Force's 2003 Delaware Energy Plan. The Plan addresses state energy goals including promoting production and use of bioenergy and clean alternative energy, and broadening the existing diversity and reducing the environmental impact of fuels, while meeting Delaware's transportation needs. (Reference