DNREC offers rebates to reduce the cost of electric vehicle charging stations that can be installed at multi-family dwellings, workplaces, outside businesses and in other public places.
The Electric Vehicle Charging Equipment Rebate Program provides rebates for Level 2 electric vehicle charging stations purchased and installed after May 1, 2023.
DNREC has published a Guidebook to Installing Electric Vehicle Charging Stations. It provides an introduction to electric vehicles and helps with assessing options for choosing and installing electric vehicle charging stations.
These programs are part of Delaware’s commitment to innovation in the transportation sector, reducing greenhouse gases, and improving Delaware’s air quality. It supports the Delaware Clean Vehicle Rebate Program.
Four types of charging stations are eligible:
There is $1million available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Rebates for single-family home charging stations are not offered under the Electric Vehicle Charging Station Rebate Program.
Rebate recipients must provide their own funding to cover expenses as they are incurred, including installation and utility upgrades.
Charging station rebates are available for public access, fleet and workplace charging. Rebates of up to 60% of the cost of the charging station for commercial projects and up to 80% of the cost of the charging station for government and nonprofit projects are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
The maximum rebate amount is $2,500 for single port chargers and $5,000 for dual port chargers. Rebates are limited to 10 charging ports or 5 dual port stations for each location.
Find more information in the Rebate Program Description and Guidance for public access, fleet and workplace projects.
Charging station rebates and, for existing locations, installation reimbursement, are available for multi-family projects.
Enhanced incentive levels of up to 80% of eligible installation costs are available for projects at existing multi-family dwellings in areas identified as “Priority Areas” — disadvantaged and/or underserved areas where eliminating barriers to electric vehicle deployment is especially important. To qualify, the address of the charging station location must be within a census tract identified by the US DOT as a Transportation Disadvantaged Census Tract (Historically Disadvantaged Communities) in the Justice40 Map.
(% of Cost)
(% of Eligible Costs)
|New Multi-Family Dwellings||75%||n/a|
|New Multi-Family Dwellings in Priority Areas||90%||n/a|
|Existing Multi-Family Dwellings||75%||60%|
|Existing Multi-Family Dwellings in Priority Areas||90%||80%|
The maximum rebate for multi-family projects is $3,500 for single port chargers and $7,000 for dual port chargers. Rebates are limited to 10 charging ports or 5 dual port stations for new construction. for existing structures, the limit is $50,000 maximum per street address, including charging station(s) and installation costs.
Find more information in the Rebate Program Description and Guidance for multi-family projects.
Complete the pre-approval application.
DNREC staff will respond within 10 business days with an approval letter with the approved rebate amount.
Complete the installation of the project within one year of the pre-approval letter.
Submit final paid invoices and documentation and a copy of the approval letter to DNREC.Transportation@delaware.gov for reimbursement.
This rebate may be considered taxable income by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service and the Delaware
Department of Revenue. It shall be the sole responsibility of the recipient, individually, to seek
professional advice and determine the tax consequences of this rebate.