Electric Vehicles

Transportation is the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in New York State, so it is imperative that we quickly electrify all vehicles. New Yorkers for Clean Power is committed to achieving New York State’s commitment from the CLCPA  to reducing greenhouse gas emissions 40% percent by 2030 and more than 85% percent by 2050 – meaning electrifying transportation is key. We advance this work by:

  • Connecting municipal officials and businesses with resources and funding opportunities to install new charging stations through outreach and organizing workshops and webinars. Installing charging stations is not only good for the environment, it’s also good for business! Check out the new rebates for Zero-emission Vehicles (ZEV) and grants for ZEV Infrastructure available to municipalities in New York State and NYS’s ChargeNY Program for charging infrastructure rebates!
  • Building a buzz for EVs by featuring towns and businesses that have installed charging stations and EV drivers by organizing press and test drive events and sharing on social media.
  • Leading the NY for TCI campaign with groups from around the state to urge Governor Cuomo to sign New York onto the Transportation & Climate Initiative –  a program including 11 neighboring states (Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, and Vermont), and the District of Columbia that would limit and reduce transportation pollution, and invest in communities to provide better, cleaner, and safer transportation solutions in urban, rural, and suburban areas of New York.
  • Organizing promotional events including the annual National Drive Electric Week, September 25 – October 23rd, 2021

Contact us at info@nyforcleanpower.org for help installing EV charging stations in your community or to host a campaign event to raise awareness about the important role that EVs and municipal electric fleets play in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and pollution.

Expanding EV infrastructure is one of the many solutions we’ll need to reduce and eliminate the greenhouse gases emitted from transportation. Another solution, the Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI), involves caping the amount of emissions the transportation sector is allowed to emit, and expanding smart, renewable transit. TCI is a regional collaboration of Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states and the District of Columbia. The group is facilitated by the Georgetown Climate Center and seeks to improve transportation, develop the clean energy economy, and reduce carbon emissions from the transportation sector. Learn how TCI works below:

Electric Vehicle Programs

Destination Electric: A program that shows you businesses that are located near public charging stations.

EV Make Ready Program: You may be eligible for up to 100% of the electric infrastructure costs associated with new non-residential EV charging stations.

NYS’s ChargeNY Program: Browse pages to find rebates, incentives, tax credits, charging stations, infrastructure installation options, and more. NYSERDA provides rebates of $4,000 per charging port for Level 2 charging stations installed at public, workplace, and multi-unit dwelling parking lots.

NYSERDA Charge Ready NY: Rebates of $4,000 per charging port

NYPA EVolve NY: Adding chargers in key places along major highways and at the airports, investing up to $250 million through 2025 to improve the infrastructure and raise awareness of the benefits of driving electric.

NYSERDA’s Drive Clean Rebate: Up to $2,000 rebate for new electric vehicle purchases or leases. Available to all NYS residents, including local governments

NYS Alternative Fuels Tax Credit : Tax credit for electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) installations equal to the lesser of $5,000 or 50% of the cost of the property

Federal Tax Credit for buying an electric plug-in vehicle

NY Truck Voucher Incentive Program
The NYT-VIP voucher is intended to reduce the costs of purchasing or retrofitting cleaner medium-duty and heavy-duty trucks and buses.

DEC Muni Vehicle Program

EV 101 Resources

Find a Charging Station Near You

What Makes Electric Cars Different

NYSERDA Best Practice Guides for Charging Stations

EValuate NY Tool maps

DOE Electric Vehicle Public Charging Station Host Guide

DOE Electric Vehicle Page

EV Advocacy Resources

NY for TCI

Electrify NY

Sierra Club’s Electric Vehicle Buying Guide

NRDC’s Clean Vehicles and Fuels Program

DOE Clean Cities Coalition

NYSERDA Clean Energy Community Program

NY Interactive EV Map

View the Interactive Electric Vehicle Map for a visual reference of all EV projects that are current in New York State.