In 2013, along with nine other states, Maryland signed a
memorandum of understanding on Zero-Emission Vehicle programs. The EVsmart Program fits into this directive and will propel progress on the state’s Air Quality and Chesapeake Bay goals. These include having 300,000 zero-emission vehicles on the road by 2025. Studies show that to meet this goal, approximately 125,000 electric vehicles (EVs) would need to be added to Delmarva Power’s service territory and about 27,000 public chargers would be needed. By offering the EVsmart Program, Delmarva Power hopes to encourage more customers to adopt the EV lifestyle.
The cost of the EVsmart Program will be recovered through electric service rates in a future regulatory rate review with the Maryland Public Service Commission.
250 residential rebatesUp to 37 residential managed charger program discountsUp to 25 multifamily dwelling rebatesApproximately 25 workplace locations in Maryland that are serviced by Delmarva Power.
*Rebates are limited and available while program funds last.
Delmarva Power residential customers can receive a $300 rebate and $50 annual incentiveafter the purchase and installation of select Level 2 smart chargers at their home.
You must be an active Delmarva Power residential customer and have purchased and installed an eligible Level 2 smart charger after July 1, 2019. You must have secure home Wi-Fi to operate your smart charger. Additionally, Delmarva Power must be able to access customer EV charging data. Limit one rebate per household.
You can apply for the EVsmart residential rebate by reviewing the eligibility requirements and filling out the rebate form.
You can purchase an approved Level 2 smart charger directly from a manufacturer or through an online retailer.
With a Level 2 smart charger, you can charge your EV up to 6 times faster than with a standard Level 1 charger using a wall outlet, adding up to 20 miles of range per hour of charging. You can also set charging reminders, schedule charging, and track energy usage right from your smart charger app. In addition, select Level 2 smart charger models allow you to manage home charging with just the sound of your voice using Amazon Alexa.
The average Level 2 smart charger costs $500–$600. Installation costs can vary from $200 to $1,000, depending on your electrician and the extent of the work required.
A qualified independent electrician can install your Level 2 smart charger for you.
Once Delmarva Power receives a completed application and confirms the Level 2 smart charger is connected to the network, you can expect your rebate check in approximately 4 to 6 weeks. Eligible customers will receive their annual incentive in the form of a gift card, which will be sent in December through 2023.
This depends on the size of your EV’s battery and how depleted the battery is. An average EV can get a full charge in 4 to 6 hours using a Level 2 smart charger.
Charging an EV will increase your home’s energy use, so your bills are likely to rise. However, the cost of electricity is much lower than the cost of gasoline per mile traveled, so you could save 15% or more on fuel costs. These savings can be higher if you take advantage of off-peak charging rates and/or special utility EV rates.
Does Delmarva Power offer a discounted energy use rate for EV drivers?
Delmarva Power offers a special time of use rate for qualified residential plug-in vehicle drivers that applies to your entire home's electricity usage. This rate (R-PIV) offers potential cost savings to customers who can reduce energy use during peak hours or shift their energy use from peak to off-peak hours. Peak hours are Monday – Friday from 12:00 p.m. to 8 p.m. excluding holidays. All other hours are off-peak. Learn more about current R-PIV rates and
apply by contacting
As a Delmarva Power customer, you could see additional savings on your home charger and installation through rebates and incentives offered by the Maryland Energy Administration. For more information, visit the
You must be an active Delmarva Power electric customer and own and operate the multifamily property. You will be required to provide Delmarva Power with charging data, as well as the costs the EV drivers pay to charge their vehicles.
You can apply for the EVsmart multifamily property incentive by reviewing the eligibility requirements and filling out the incentive form. Applications must be received and approved prior to the purchase and installation of the charging equipment.Apply Now
Delmarva Power will rebate 100% of the cost of eligible Level 2 charging equipment and 100% of the installation costs up to $15,000 per charging station (limit of 2 charging stations).
Delmarva Power customers could see additional savings on charging equipment and installation through rebates and incentives offered by the Maryland Energy Administration. For more information, visit the
The number of EV owners is growing, and more existing and prospective tenants are expected to start requesting EV charging as an amenity. Delmarva Power’s rebates help offset the cost of this investment to provide charging benefits to multifamily residents. Home charging currently makes up 75% of all EV charging, so multifamily property managers and owners are influential in increasing EV adoption.
How do I qualify for the Workplace Charger Rebate?You must be a Maryland small business or local nonprofit based or formed in Maryland and be an active Delmarva Power electric customer that uses 100 kW or less per month.
What are the benefits of the Workplace chargers?As EVs grow in popularity, your company may be interested in electrifying or providing vehicle charging as an amenity for employees. Delmarva Power's workplace rebates help offset the cost of these investments.