Governor Jack Markell and Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) announced the state’s new Clean Transportation Incentive Program (CTIP). Administered through DNREC’s Division of Energy and Climate, the initiative supports Governor Markell’s goals of creating a clean energy economy, ensuring cleaner air and reducing greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change. All rebates and grants will be available for electric, propane, natural gas cars and infrastructure.
“This program supports and advances our commitment by offering Delawareans and Delaware businesses financial incentives to purchase new or retrofitted alternative fuel vehicles and boosting investment in electric vehicle charging equipment and alternative fuel infrastructure,” said Gov. Markell.
With $2.7 million in funding available for the current round of funding, CTIP consists of three rebate programs for purchasing passenger vehicles (new or retrofitted battery or plug-in hybrid EVs, propane and natural gas vehicles), tractor trailer trucks (natural gas vehicles) and electric vehicle charging equipment, and two competitive grant programs that provide financial incentives for the development of alternative fueling infrastructure, and promote innovative transportation projects that decrease greenhouse gas emissions in Delaware.
Seven Delaware auto dealers have partnered with DNREC to assist in promoting and facilitating CTIP programs: Auto Team Delaware in Wilmington, Diver Chevrolet in Wilmington, I.G. Burton in Milford, Sheridan Ford in Wilmington, Sheridan Nissan in New Castle and Willis Chevrolet Buick and Willis Ford in Smyrna. These dealers carry some of today’s most popular electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles which are eligible for CTIP rebates.