Program Overview

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The Delaware Clean Vehicle Rebate Program provides incentives for Delawareans to buy or lease new or used electric vehicles. The vehicle rebate program encourages the deployment of electric vehicles as part of Delaware’s commitment to innovation in the transportation sector, reducing greenhouse gases and improving the state’s air quality.

The Delaware Clean Vehicle Rebate is not a tax credit. It is a cash rebate for vehicles purchased or leased between May 1, 2024 and May 1, 2025. The rebate must be applied for within 90 days of the purchase date.

Rebates

The rebate program is for purchase of the following types of electric vehicles:

New Electric Vehicles Base MSRP Below $40,000 Base MSRP $40,000 - $50,000
Battery Electric $2,500 $1,500
Plug-in Hybrid $1,000 $1,000
Used Electric Vehicles Fair Purchase Price* Below $40,000  
Battery Electric $2,500  
Plug-in Hybrid $1,000  
*The average national purchase price for a specific used vehicle model and year, as determined by Kelley Blue Book.

Note: New vehicles must have a base MSRP of $50,000 or less to qualify for a rebate. Used vehicles must have a fair purchase price below $40,000 to qualify for a rebate. Check the Eligible Vehicle List to see which vehicles qualify.

Starting May 1, 2023, individuals may not receive more than 2 rebates over the lifetime of the program. Businesses, non-profit organizations, governments, educational institutions, and other eligible entities may not receive more than 6 rebates over the lifetime of the program.

Delaware car shoppers can redeem the rebate in two ways:

Available Funding

 

 

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