In the US State of Delaware, Governor Jack Markell and Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) Secretary David Small have launched Delaware’s new Clean Transportation Incentive Program (CTIP). Administered through DNREC’s Division of Energy and Climate, the program aims to create a clean energy economy, ensuring cleaner air and reducing greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change.
“[CTIP] supports and advances our commitment by offering Delawareans and Delaware businesses financial incentives to purchase new or retrofitted alternative fuel vehicles,” said Gov. Markell.
“The bottom line is, more of these vehicles on our roadways will benefit Delawareans with cleaner air, decreased emissions from gasoline-powered vehicles and reduced long-term environmental and public health impacts,” said Sec.Small.
$2.7 million in funding is available for the current round of funding, with rebates and grants open to Delaware residents, businesses, non-profits, fleets and state, county and municipal governments for vehicles titled and registered in Delaware.
CTIP’s components include:
- $1,100 for new or leased dedicated and retrofitted (U.S. EPA or CARB certified) natural gas-powered vehicles; the lease terms must be no less than 36 months/ 3 years to qualify
- The Heavy-Duty Vehicle Rebate offers applicants rebates up to $20,000 per vehicle when purchasing new, dedicated natural gas fuel systems for tractor trailers or other heavy-duty vehicles, with fleets limited to five heavy-duty trucks per fleet.
Alternative Fueling Infrastructure Grants are competitive grants available for the development of alternative fueling infrastructure, including propane or compressed natural gas projects or for electric vehicle fast-charging stations, limited to 50 percent of total project costs.
“Gasoline has long been the predominant transportation fuel in the U.S.,” said Deputy Secretary Majeski. “Fuels such as electricity, propane and natural gas are clean-burning, domestically-produced alternatives that benefit air quality. The Clean Transportation Incentive Program encourages the use of alternative fuel vehicles and the installation of infrastructure, and spurs innovation in the transportation sector.”