More than 5,750 consumers have received rebates to buy electric cars in New York since the State’s Drive Clean Rebate was launched one year ago. The initiative provides residents with a rebate of up to $2,000 for the purchase or lease of a new electric car from participating dealers. The rebate program supports Governor Cuomo’s ambitious goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 40 percent by 2030.
“New York continues to lead the nation in reducing our carbon footprint by investing in clean energy alternatives,” Governor Cuomo said. “Through the Drive Clean Rebate and by supporting the construction of new electric charging stations, this administration is taking critical steps to decrease greenhouse gas emissions while furthering our efforts to become a cleaner, greener Empire State for all.”
“During my travels across New York, I’ve seen the future unravel before my eyes — more electric vehicles on the road and electric vehicle charging stations in communities, many being supported through the Drive Clean Rebate,” said Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul. “This program helps New Yorkers make the switch to an electric vehicle, resulting in less pollution and a cleaner and greener New York.”
Rebates have been approved in all 62 counties across New York State. Approximately 32 percent of the approved rebates were submitted by Long Island consumers, followed by drivers in the Mid-Hudson Valley. Below is a complete breakdown of rebate applications by region:
|REDC Region||Total applications*||% of Total|
|New York City||475||8.2%|