To encourage the growth for clean and non-polluting electric car use, Governor Cuomo has launched a $70 million rebate initiative. 

The drive clean rebate provides $2,000 for each eligible buyer and supports Governor Cuomo's goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 40 percent by 2030. Emissions from transportation account for nearly 40 percent of emissions in New York State.

The rebates are now available to all New York residents who buy eligible cars through participating new car dealerships.

$55 million of the 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. $15 million will support improving consumer awareness of electric cars and their many benefits, installing mkore charging stations, and other efforts to put more electric vehicles on the roadways.

Governor Cuomo said:

Reducing vehicle emissions is a critical part of this administration’s efforts to fight climate change and reduce New York’s carbon footprint. These highly-anticipated rebates will make electric vehicles more affordable and accessible and support this state’s nation-leading efforts to build a cleaner, greener New York for generations to come.

More than 30 different kinds of electric cars are available through the Drive Clean Rebate initiative.