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Drive Clean Rebate program offers incentives to go electric

The state is offering an additional $30 million in incentives for New Yorkers who want to switch to fully-electric or hybrid vehicles.

Posted: May 7, 2021 4:23 PM

ALBANY, NY – The state is offering an additional $30 million in incentives for New Yorkers who want to switch to fully-electric or hybrid vehicles.

The governor’s office announced Friday that New York’s Drive Clean Rebate program is making the money available through the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority. A total of $54 million has been distributed as rebates for more than 37,000 electric vehicles across the state.

"New York is putting more electric vehicles on the road as part of our comprehensive strategy to electrify the transportation sector and build a more sustainable future," said Governor Cuomo in a news release. "Reducing emissions from vehicles will continue to enhance the quality of life in communities across New York by improving air quality, especially in disadvantaged communities that have been disproportionately impacted by pollution and climate change."

The state says eligible vehicles include all-electric cars, plug-in hybrid electric cars, and fuel cell electric cars. However, there is a minimum range that vehicles need to be able to travel to be eligible for these rebates.

EV Range/Price Rebate
200 miles or more: $2,000
40-199 miles: $1,000
Less than 40 miles: $500
MSRP greater than $42,000: $500

Information about the Drive Clean Rebate, including a list of eligible vehicles and participating car dealers, can be found at https://www.nyserda.ny.gov/Drive-Clean-Rebate.

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