New York State will soon launch a rebate designed to make electric vehicles more price competitive with traditional cars.
New York will be giving up to $2,000 rebate for for zero-emission and plug-in electric hybrid vehicles. The rebate will take effect on April 1st of 2017 and will be separate from the federal rebates.
The incentive is part of efforts to reduce automotive carbon emissions, the state’s largest climate change contributor.
The rebate will help make electric vehicles more cost competitive with gas-powered cars at purchase. “We want to make electric vehicles a mainstream option,” said state Assemblywoman Amy Paulin, a Westchester County Democrat who leads the Assembly energy committee. “They are becoming more affordable and we need to encourage them.”
Environmentalists supported the rebate when it was approved last year.