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Electric Vehicle Program

In June 2019, the Delaware Public Service Commission approved Delmarva Power's proposal to begin offering new electric vehicle (EV) services for residential customers and public spaces. The approved services will expand public charging infrastructure and offer a new rate option for residential customers who charge their EVs at home. The decision is seen as an important early step in expanding EV charging options and preparing for greater electric transportation demand in Delaware.

Plug-In Vehicle Rate Plan Description

Eligible Delmarva Power residential customers in Delaware can receive a special time of use rate specific to EV charging. The remainder of your home stays on your residential electric rate. This new rate provides the benefit of reduced electric bills for customers who charge their vehicle during off-peak hours (mornings, nights and weekends). 

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Excludes weekends and holidays, which are billed at the off-peak rates. Actual savings may vary. Rates are subject to change and are approved by the Delaware Public Service Commission.

The rate requires the installation of a 2nd utility meter for EV charging, paid for by the residential customer upon application approval.

  • (In order to have a 2nd utility meter installed, you must first have a separate 200-amp meter socket available next to your existing home meter. If there is no socket, the installation must be performed and inspected by a licensed electrician and inspection agency.  If you have any questions on the type of service your home may need, call your Delmarva District Office.)

Ready to move to Delmarva's new plug-in vehicle rate? Review and fill out this application and email to

Additional Incentives for Customers

These new offerings complement existing incentives, rebates, discounts, and programs already in place in the state that help residents and businesses buy, own, and operate EVs. The Delaware Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Control offers several important incentives, including rebates, up to $2,500, for the purchase or lease of an electric vehicle and various rebates for the purchase of EV charging stations for multi-unit dwellings, workplaces and commercial properties that are publicly accessible.

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