A rebate program, called “Drive Clean,” is now available to New Yorkers. Governor Cuomo launched the $70 million electric car rebate and outreach initiative on Tuesday, as part of an ongoing effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent by 2030.
The “Drive Clean” rebates are now available to all New York residents who buy eligible cars through participating new car dealers.
$55 million of the “Drive Clean” initiative is dedicated to rebates of up to $2,000 for purchase of a new plug-in hybrid electric car, all-electric car or hydrogen fuel cell car.
In addition to the $55 million in rebates, $15 million will support improving consumer awareness of electric cars and their many benefits, installing more charging stations across the state, developing and demonstrating new electric car-enabling technologies, and other efforts to put more electric cars on New York’s roadways.
Earlier in March, the Governor announced that Rochester is launching a pilot to become an electric vehicle model city, as part of the “Charge NY” initiative.
The Governor says that more than 30 different types of electric cars are available under the “Drive Clean” rebate initiative.
For information on the benefits of electric vehicles, types of cars and models eligible for rebates and rebate levels, locations or participating dealers, a map of New York State charging stations, and directions on home charging options, visit NYSERDA’s Drive Clean Rebate website.