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Delaware Policy Data
Delaware is still in the early stages of AFV adoption, offering tax exemptions only for State and Federal Agencies, and fire and rescue operations on the purchase of alternative fuels.
The Delaware Legislature passed controls on state agency fleets requiring consumption reduction, and efficiency measures be enacted and setting a requirement for AFVs as the largest part of fleet makeup.
Delaware's motor fuel taxes are regulated by the Delaware Department of Transportation.
IFTA - IFTA taxes are applied to vehicles of 3+ axles, or weighing more than 26,000 pounds. IFTA tax tables can be found here.
Alternative Fuel Tax Exemption
Taxes imposed on alternative fuels used in official vehicles for the United States government or any Delaware state governmental agency, including volunteer fire and rescue companies, are waived. Alternative fuel retailers must obtain a fuel supplier's license from the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT), and operators or owners of vehicles using alternative fuel must obtain either a special fuel user's license from DelDOT or pay the special fuel tax. (Reference Delaware Code Title 30, Chapter 51, Subchapter II)
Alternative Fuel and Advanced Vehicle Acquisition Requirements
All new light-duty vehicles state agencies, departments, and offices purchase must be hybrid electric, alternative fuel, fuel-efficient, or low emission vehicles, unless such a purchase compromises health, safety, or law enforcement needs. Additionally, the state must develop procedures for diesel fleet vehicles to use biodiesel fuel blends of the highest percent content that is practical. (Reference Executive Order 18, 2010)
Delaware has no proposed 2014 NGV Legislation as of this update
2013 Session - Proposed Legislation
Delaware Dept. of Natural Resources has adopted the CARB LEV rules. This bill would require that the General Assembly approve the program before it can go into effect. It currently is set to go into effect in 2014. Reference - HB5 Bill History, Reference - HB5 Bill Text Pending: House Natural Resources Committee
This state was last examined and updated in July, 2016.