Up to $2,000 is now available to anyone who decides to “drive clean” in New York State, those who purchase all-electric or plug-in hybrid cars. This rebate program is added to the existing federal tax credit of up to $7,500 already available to buyers of these types of vehicles.
Governor Andrew Cuomo launched this $70 million Drive Clean Initiative this Spring to encourage the growth of clean and non-polluting electric car use in the state and promote the reduction of carbon emissions in the transportation sector.
"Reducing vehicle emissions is a critical part of this administration’s efforts to fight climate change and reduce New York’s carbon footprint,” Governor Cuomo said. "These highly-anticipated rebates will make electric vehicles more affordable and accessible.”
For information on the more than 30 models eligible for New York state rebate incentives and locations of participating dealers, visit www.nyserda.ny.gov/Drive-Clean-Rebate. For more about the federal tax credit, visit www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/taxevb.shtml.
And, if your home is solar-powered, of course, your electricity is free, so you not only eliminate gasoline costs but your plug-in electricity costs (ask us for our article in Sunny Times, Autumn 2016, “Electric Vehicles + Solar Power, Perfect Together”). By way of reminder, Built Well Solar installs the EV charging stations needed for these vehicles in homes and buildings. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 516-695-1000. Built Well Solar is Long Island's original solar energy company, capturing the power of the sun since 2001.