New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and state legislators have included a rebate program for plug-in hybrid, all-electric and fuel-cell electric vehicles in the 2016-2017 fiscal budget.
The program will provide consumers with a $2,000-per-vehicle credit, moving the state closer to achieving the Cuomo administration’s efforts to reduce air pollution 80% by 2050 and put more than 800,000 zero-emission vehicles on the roads in New York State by 2025.
That means New York residents will have access to a maximum $9,500 in incentives ($7,500 from the federal tax credit) by 2017 at the very latest.
The Environmental Protection Fund will also support public electric vehicle infrastructure and provide up to $5,000 for each electric vehicle a local government buys.
The program now heads to the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority for implementation.
The New York Power Authority recently announced the addition of fast EV chargers along the state thruway in an effort to accelerate the transition to zero-emissions vehicles.