State of Delaware offers rebates for Autogas vehicles


Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s (DNREC) Division of Energy & Climate is expanding its popular Clean Vehicle Rebate programme to include rebates for bi-fuel vehicles – propane LPG or natural gas powered vehicles that can also run on gasoline. Delaware drivers will be eligible for a $1,350 rebate on bi-fuel vehicles purchased on or after 1 January 2017.

Propane LPG produces lower emissions than traditional gasoline and diesel. This alternative fuel can be used by drivers and businesses to lower costs and make transportation more environmentally friendly. Moreover, as the vehicles are bi-fuel they can also run on gasoline, giving drivers an alternative if they do not have access to LPG refuelling stations.

“Switching to Autogas 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 also offers a $1,500 rebate for vehicles that run exclusively on propane LPG. Within the first 18 months of this programme, several Delaware businesses and drivers have made the switch to Autogas.