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Governor Cuomo announces $30M clean rebate program

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Point-Of-Sale Rebate Changes Will Help More Consumers Buy Electric Vehicles to Lower Their Carbon Footprint and Improve Air Quality in New York State Supports Governor Cuomo’s Nation-Leading Goals in the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo revealed today that an additional $30 million has been made available via New York State’s Drive Clean Rebate program to allow more people to lease or buy an all-electric or plug-in hybrid electric vehicle. The funding and program improvements would make vehicles more affordable for New Yorkers and encourage them to reduce their carbon footprint while driving. These actions will build on substantial progress made to date, with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority administering the Drive Clean Rebate program, which has issued more than 37,000 EV rebates worth more than $54 million. This announcement backs Governor Cuomo’s Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act, which sets national renewable energy and climate targets.

“New York is putting more electric vehicles on the road as part of our comprehensive strategy to electrify the transportation sector and build a more sustainable future, Reducing emissions from vehicles will continue to enhance the quality of life in communities across New York by improving air quality, especially in disadvantaged communities that have been disproportionately impacted by pollution and climate change.”

Governor Cuomo

“As I travel throughout New York State, I’m proud to see more electric vehicles on the road, many supported through the Drive Clean Rebate Program, along with the necessary charging station infrastructure located throughout our communities, As we focus on our economic recovery for the post-pandemic future, we want to help New Yorkers make the switch to an electric vehicle, resulting in less pollution and a cleaner and greener New York.”

Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul

More rebates will be spread across the market as a result of the policy reforms, with certain rebate ranges being reduced to enable more New Yorkers to benefit from the incentives. Beginning June 30, 2021, the program reward rate for customers will adjust. Updated rebate thresholds for EVs with longer all-electric ranges and EVs with a base Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price of less than $42,000 are among the updates. There are a growing number and variety of electric vehicle models on the market, with over 50 models currently available in New York, 15 of which have a range of more than 200 miles and are eligible for the rebate.

All-electric cars, plug-in hybrid electric cars, and fuel cell electric cars are all eligible for the Drive Clean Rebate.

Arnes Biogradlija
Creative Content Director at EnergyNews.Biz

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