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New York: $12 million for consumers to save up to $2,000 when purchasing electric vehicles

Christian Fernsby |
Governor Kathy Hochul announced more than $12 million added to the Drive Clean Rebate program.

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Topics: NEW YORK   

This is to help consumers save up to $2,000 on the purchase of an electric vehicle and $2.7 million awarded to local governments to purchase electric vehicles and install zero-emission charging/fueling stations for public use to address climate change and build healthier communities.

Together, the consumer rebate program and the grants awarded to 49 community-based projects total $14.7 million to advance the State’s efforts to achieve New York’s ambitious Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 85 percent by 2050.

For consumers purchasing or leasing an electric vehicle, the Drive Clean Rebate program offers a point-of-sale rebate that reduces upfront costs.

Available in all 62 counties of the State, the rebate, administered by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), is offered by car dealers.

Rebates ranging from $500 - $2,000 are available on more than 60 models of vehicles and consumers receive higher rebates for the purchase or lease of longer range, all-electric vehicles with a base Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price of less than $42,000.

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