The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s Division of Energy & Climate announced an extension of its Clean Transportation Incentive Program.

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s Division of Energy & Climate announced an extension of its Clean Transportation Incentive Program.

The current program will expire Oct. 31. Changes to the program, including updated rebate amounts and modified requirements, will apply to cars and equipment purchased on or after Nov. 1, 2016.

The Clean Transportation Incentive Program launched July 2015 to encourage Delaware drivers and businesses to purchase and lease alternative fuel vehicles. This includes vehicles that run on propane, natural gas and electricity. Alternative fuel vehicles produce less or no tailpipe emissions, reducing pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.

The Clean Transportation Incentive Program offers rebates for the purchase or lease of alternative fuel vehicles and charging stations for electric vehicles.

Rebates include:

—$3,500 for battery electric vehicles.

—$1,500 for plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and electric vehicles with gasoline range extenders.

—$1,500 for dedicated propane or natural gas vehicles.

—$20,000 for heavy-duty dedicated natural gas trucks.

In the initial program, more than 225 Delawareans received rebates for electric vehicles. Seven businesses and organizations also received rebates for the addition of clean fuel vehicles to their fleets. The Division of Energy & Climate awarded more than $1 million in grants to add 10 new electric car charging stations, three propane fueling stations for clean fuel school buses and a public compressed natural gas refilling station.

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