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There’s no denying that electric vehicles (EVs) are expensive, but there are federal and state incentives like rebates and tax credits to make EVs more financially appealing.

But what state EV incentive programs are in place in Delaware?

Let’s see what current incentives are available in your area and whether or not you qualify for them.

Last Updated: January 2024

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What EV Incentives Are Available in Delaware?

Delaware has the following incentives in place for electric vehicles and associated purchases for charging:

  • $2,500 rebate for New Battery Electric Vehicles (including vehicles with gasoline range extenders)
  • $1,000 rebate for New Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles
  • $1,500 rebate for New Dedicated Propane or Natural Gas Vehicles
  • $1,350 for New Bi-Fuel Propane or Natural Gas Vehicles

Let’s take a look at each of these in more detail.

Incentives for Purchasing an EV in Delaware

Delaware offers a rebate for up to $2,500 off the purchase of a new electric vehicle.

To qualify, EV buyers must meet the following purchase criteria:

  • The rebate must be applied for within 90 days of the purchase date.
  • The total vehicle price, including any destination, documentation and order fees, cannot exceed $60,000
  • Register as a “supplier” with the state of Delaware using the Division of Accounting eSupplier Portal
  • Complete the Clean Vehicle Rebate Application. The Supplier ID number must be included on your application.
  • Include proof of Delaware residency or operation (drivers license, military proof of service, business license) for application.
  • Include a copy of the sales slip or lease agreement for application.
  • Eligible applicants:
    • Delaware residents (must provide a copy of their 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, non-profit organizations, or other organizations with both a physical location and
    • Address in Delaware and a Delaware business license (must provide copy of the 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.
  • For a full list of vehicle eligibility requirements, check out this site.

Additional incentives may be available to low-income applicants. Visit this state information site to see if you meet the requirements.

If you or the model you intend to purchase do not meet the criteria for this incentive, take a look take a look at our federal EV incentives resource to see if you qualify for any federal incentives.

Other EV Incentives Offered in Delaware

Delaware offers the following incentives for electric vehicle charging, maintenance, or related benefits:

Now that you know what electric vehicle incentives are available in Delaware, what else do you need to know about making the switch to all-electric transportation?

Read our guidance on how to prepare for an EV to make sure the models you’re considering will meet your real-world driving needs!

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there incentives for purchasing an electric vehicle in Delaware?

Yes, there are state-level incentives in place when you purchase an EV in the state of Delaware. New buyers can get up to [$2,500] off the purchase of a new electric vehicle and may also qualify for federal EV incentives. Also, check out our picks for the best deals on EVs.

Are there additional fees for purchasing an electric vehicle in Delaware?

No, there are not additional fees to pay when you purchase an EV in the state of Delaware.

Does sales tax apply when I buy an EV in Delaware?

Sales tax is applied to electric vehicle purchases in Delaware at the same rate as traditional combustion vehicles. Visit our resource page to find the vehicle sales tax in Delaware.