Tax incentives and/or other incentives for drivers of electric vehicles in Elsmere.
Retail electricity customers with at least one grid-integrated electric vehicle (EV) may qualify to receive kilowatt-hour credits for energy discharged to the grid from the EV's battery at the same rate that the customer pays to charge the battery. A grid-integrated EV is defined as a battery-powered motor vehicle that has the ability for two-way power flow between the vehicle and the electric grid as well as communications hardware and software that allow for external control of battery charging and discharging. (Reference Delaware Code Title 26, Chapter 10, Section 1001 and 1014g)
As part of the Delaware Clean Transportation Incentive Program, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) offers rebates for new or leased AFVs. The following rebate amounts are applicable for vehicles purchased or leased before June 30, 2022:
|Qualifying Vehicles||Rebate Amount|
|All-electric vehicle (including vehicles with gasoline range extenders)||$2,500|
|Plug-in hybrid electric vehicle||$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. Rebates are limited to six vehicles per fleet. Additional terms and conditions apply. For more information, including application guidelines and participating dealers, see the DNREC Clean Fuel and Transportation Initiatives website.
As part of the Delaware Clean Transportation Incentive Program, Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) offers rebates for new Level 2 EV charging stations purchased for use at public, workplace, commercial, and multi-unit dwelling (MUD) locations. Installation, labor, and other costs are not eligible.
Rebates are available in the following amounts:
|Rebate Amount (Maximum: $3,500 single port/$7,000 dual port)||Limit per Location|
|Commercial||Government and Nonprofit||Commercial||Government and Nonprofit|
|Public Access||75%||90%||6 EV charging station ports||6 EV charging station ports|
|Workplace||75%||90%||6 EV charging station ports||6 EV charging station ports|
|Fleet||75%||90%||6 EV charging station ports||10 EV charging station ports|
|MUD||90%||90%||10 EV charging station ports||10 EV charging station ports|
Rebates are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Eligible applicants include MUDs, businesses, organizations, non-profits, government entities, schools, colleges, and universities. Additional terms and conditions apply. For more information, including application guidelines, see the DNREC Electric Vehicle Charging Equipment Rebates website.
DEC offers a one-time $200 rebate, in the form of a billing credit and an additional $5 monthly billing credit to customers if they do not charge their plug-in electric vehicles during Beat the Peak alerts. For more information, including eligibility requirements, see the DEC Beat the Peak website.
All grid-integrated, plug-in electric vehicles in use by eligible customers must meet applicable safety and performance standards put forth by the National Electric Code, Institute of Electric and Electronic Engineers, UL, and the Society of Automotive Engineers to ensure that net metering customers comply with the electric supplier’s interconnection tariffs and operating guidelines. (Reference Delaware Code Title 26, Chapter 10, Section 1014e)
Delmarva Power offers a Time-Of-Use (TOU) rate option to residential customers that own EVs. For more information, see the Delmarva Power EV Programs website.
Delaware utilities joined the National Electric Highway Coalition (NEHC), committing to create a network of direct current fast charging (DCFC) stations connecting major highway systems from the Atlantic Coast to the Pacific of the United States. NEHC utility members agree to ensure efficient and effective fast charging deployment plans that enable long distance EV travel, avoiding duplication among coalition utilities, and complement existing corridor DCFC sites. For more information, including a list of participating utilities and states, see the NEHC website.
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