Eligibility & Requirements


Applicant Eligibility

The following individuals and entities are eligible for rebates under the Delaware Clean Vehicle Rebate Program:

  • Delaware residents (must provide copy of driver's license).
  • Active-duty military members stationed in Delaware with a temporary Delaware residential address but with permanent residency in another state (must provide Proof of Service letter).
  • Businesses, nonprofit organizations or other organizations with both a physical location and address in Delaware and a Delaware business license. (Must provide copy of business license if applying for the rebate as a business. Temporary business licenses are not accepted.)
  • State agencies or departments, municipal governments or county governments in the state of Delaware.
  • Schools, colleges and universities located in the state of Delaware.

Who is not eligible:

  • Persons owning property in Delaware but who have permanent residency in another state.
  • Businesses who are incorporated in Delaware but do not have a physical location and/or a Delaware business license.

To qualify for a rebate, your purchase or lease must meet the following requirements: 

  • The vehicle must be listed on the eligible vehicle list.
  • The vehicle must be registered in your name in the state of Delaware.
  • Your name must be on the purchase or lease agreement.
  • You must provide a proof of residence, business license or other form of accepted documentation. For a full list of accepted documents, please see the program Implementation Manual.

Vehicle Eligibility

Vehicles must meet the following criteria to qualify for a rebate: 

  • Must be purchased or leased on or after May 1, 2023, the launch of the Clean Vehicle Rebate Program Funding Round 6* 
  • Be on the list of Eligible Vehicles
  • Have a base MSRP of less than $50,000. 
  • Be one of the following vehicle types:
    • Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV) – Vehicles that are powered by high-capacity batteries that are charged using an external power source. Battery electric vehicles do not have a gasoline or diesel internal combustion engine.
    • Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEV) – Vehicles that use batteries that are charged by an external power source in conjunction with a gasoline or diesel internal combustion engine.
  • Must be a new vehicle registered in the state of Delaware. 

*For vehicles purchased or leased prior to May 1, 2023, please visit the previous program page to learn about rebate eligibility and how to apply.


Application Process

Applying through a participating Delaware dealership

There are many dealerships in Delaware that can accept the rebate on the customer's behalf and provide the rebate at the point of sale. Browse a list of participating dealerships in Delaware.

Applying for the rebate post-purchase

To apply for a rebate under the Clean Vehicle Rebate Program, applicants must first register as a supplier with the state of Delaware at esupplier.erp.delaware.gov. Once the supplier file is approved, applicants will receive a Supplier ID number. A Supplier ID number is required to complete the application. Applications will not be processed or paid without the Supplier ID Number.

Note: You only need to register as a supplier once. If you have previously submitted your information, you do not need to submit it again. For assistance, please contact the Supplier Maintenance Team at 302-526-5600 or FSF_Supplier_Maintenance@delaware.gov.

All applicants are required to submit the following documentation:

  • A copy of the purchase or lease agreement.
  • A current copy of the permanent or temporary vehicle registration card
  • One of the following is required as a proof of residency or operation in the state of Delaware:
    • A copy of the applicant’s driver’s license.
    • A copy of a military proof of service letter.
    • A copy of an applicant’s Delaware business license (temporary business licensees are not accepted) or other form of accepted documentation as listed in the Implementation Manual.

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