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 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.
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.
New York State offers several charging station programs that provide incentives and discounts on the installation of charging stations.
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.
Learn more about becoming an electric vehicle (EV) charging station owner and how it may be good for business.
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