Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s (DNREC) Division of Energy & Climate is expanding its popular Clean Vehicle Rebate program to include rebates for bi-fuel vehicles (natural gas and propane). Delaware drivers will be eligible for a $1,350 rebate on bi-fuel vehicles purchased on or after Jan. 1, 2017.
Natural gas provides lower-emissions compared to gasoline and traditional diesel, and will also allow drivers and businesses to lower costs and make transportation more environmentally friendly. Moreover, as the vehicles are bi-fuel they can also run on diesel or gasoline, allowing drivers an alternative if they do not have access to CNG refueling stations.
“Switching to natural gas vehicles saves businesses money and keeps harmful greenhouse gases out of our atmosphere,” said DNREC Clean Transportation Planner Kathy Harris. “Bi-fuel vehicles can be a good option for fleets looking to introduce clean fuels into their operations while Delaware continues to build its alternative fuel infrastructure.”
The Division of Energy & Climate offers a $1,500 rebate for vehicles that run exclusively on natural gas. Within the first 18 months of this program, several Delaware businesses and drivers have made the switch to natural gas, receiving rebates for their alternative fuel vehicles.