Alternative Fuel Vehicles and Battery Energy Storage Systems Alternative Fuel Vehicles and Battery Energy Storage Systems

Alternative Fuel Vehicles and Battery Energy Storage Systems

New York State is offering a number of incentives to develop the use of alternative fueled/‘Green’  vehicles also referred to as ‘Zero-emission Vehicles (ZEVs)’  such as hybrid passenger vehicles, plug-in hybrid (PHEV) passenger vehicles, and battery electric (BEV) passenger vehicle and hybrid transit buses.

Charge NY

Charge NY is New York State’s initiative to get more electric cars and trucks on the road.

Electric vehicles (EVs) save money and reduce air pollution. Compared to gasoline-powered cars, EVs are more energy-efficient and cost about 50 to 70 percent less to operate per mile. New York State is focused on raising awareness of technology and supporting the installation of more charging stations to make it easy to travel anywhere in New York in an electric car.


NYSDEC Municipal Rebate Program

The NYSDEC offers Grant Funding for Municipalities for vehicles and infrastructure through the 2019 Municipal Zero-emission Vehicle (ZEV) Clean Vehicle Rebate and Infrastructure Programs

This program provides rebates to cities, towns, villages, and counties to purchase or lease (for at least 36 months) new ‘clean’ vehicles for fleet use.


NYSERDA Charging Station Programs

New York State offers several charging station programs that provide incentives and discounts on the installation of charging stations.

Charge Ready NY

Charge Ready NY offers public and private organizations that install Level 2 EV charging stations at public parking facilities, workplaces, and multifamily apartment buildings rebates of $4,000 per charging port they install, a significant savings of 30% to 80%, depending on station and installation costs. Charging stations typically have one or two plugs, or charging ports, per station. Level 2 stations provide up to 25 miles of electric range to cars for each hour they are charging.

Charge Electric

Learn more about becoming an electric vehicle (EV) charging station owner and how it may be good for business.

Charging Stations in Greene County


Battery Energy Storage Systems

As battery storage systems are being advanced in the state, it behooves local town and planning boards to familiarize themselves with the New York State Battery Energy Storage System Guidebook for Local Government


Additional Resource Links

Charging Forward: A Toolkit for Planning and Funding Rural Electric Mobility Infrastructure

New York Laws and Incentives

Alternative Fuels Data Center

New York Transportation Data for Alternative Fuels and Vehicles

Alternative fuels and electric vehicle recharging property credit

Clean Cities Coalition

What is a Battery Energy Storage System?

Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) – Worthwhile Investment?

2019 Energy Storage System Supplement containing amendments to the New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code

Energy storage fire safety codes to go into effect in New York