Electric Vehicles

Transportation is the largest single 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 goal of getting 1 million electric vehicles on the road by 2025 and expanding infrastructure for electric vehicles (EVs). We advance this work by:

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

NYS’s ChargeNY Program

NYSERDA Charge Ready NY: Rebates of $8,000 for a dual-port charging station installation


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

What Makes Electric Cars Different

NYSERDA Best Practice Guides for Charging Stations

EValuate NY Tool maps

Find a Charging Station Near You

DOE Electric Vehicle Public Charging Station Host Guide

DOE Electric Vehicle Page

EV Advocacy Resources

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.