New York Will Launch $2,000 Electric Vehicle Rebate Program

MAR 6 2017 BY MARK KANE 17

Chevrolet Bolt EV

Nissan LEAF Taxi in the New York City

New York will soon become more EV-friendly as officials announced the start of a rebate program for purchasing plug-in cars. It’s expected that by April 1, buyers of zero-emission or plug-in hybrid cars will receive a $2,000 rebate, making the switch to electric drive that much smoother. The National Conference of State Legislatures.told U.S. News that three-quarters of U.S. states have some sort of EV incentive on the books. New York has been waiting for the launch of this rebate since 2016, when the bill was approved by lawmakers, setting April 1 as the deadline.

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Finally, people of NY get to enjoy the piece of the pie that’s been available to the fossil fuel industry. Get as much as you can, as soon as you can! You paid enough, time to get some some back.

Mister G

$2000.00 rebate…that’s tesla!


Trump should Sign an Executive Order & let Tesla Open Stores in all the States of the Union, Give Tesla Back Their Right Of Free Enterprise which they are Rightfully Entitled to, And stop this Bull Crap Stealership Monopoly Nonsense!…Period & Done already !


And who’s pocket is he in?
Yeah, I don’t see that happening.


Nothing like leaving it to the very last minute, NY. This was approved 4/1/16, with a deadline of no later than 4/1/17.

It looks like us New Yorkers will have a narrow window to get $9500 off a new EV. (Assuming, of course, that the $7500 federal tax credit isn’t long for this world under the current administration).

I’m beginning to doubt the Model 3 will arrive in that window, even for reservation holders. I also have my doubts about the Leaf 2. Looks like only the Bolt would offer me the range I need (to be any better than my Leaf), at a price I can afford (even with the $9500, the Model S is too pricey).

Eric Cote

Yes, I’m very disappointed that NYSERDA took so long to implement this. How hard can it be to determine and implement a way to give people a rebate?

This will likely hinder Bolt EV and other plug-in sales in the state for the next couple months, as it likely has over the last year for many people.

On the bright side, maybe we’ll see a big bump in NY sales of plug-ins once the rebate is finally in place.

¯\_(ツ)_/¯ sven

What NYS needs is DC fast chargers at all the upstate NY Thruway travel plazas (service areas). All the service areas from Saugerties and south of there had DC fast chargers since the beginning of last year. For whatever reason, the Thruway Authority didn’t continue installing fast charger further north and west? It’s taking way too long.

Eric Cote

Actually sven, there was recently a proposal put forth by the governor to do just what you describe! I’ve drafted an article on it so keep an eye out! 🙂

¯\_(ツ)_/¯ sven

I look forward to reading it! After the upstate portion of the Thruway is done, I’m hoping Route 17 (aka future Interstate 86) I81, I86 and I390 get DC fast chargers so that you don’t have to go the long way through Albany to get from NYC to Syracuse and other places in western NY, and to also avoid those Thruway tolls. That would open up BEV long-distance travel to western NY from downstate.


Agreed 100%. I have been in contact with NYSERDA about just that. As Cote says, there is a proposal to expand the DCQC all the way to Buffalo. I’ll be keeping a close eye on it. If/when they do, it completely changes the equation for upstate NY.

Empire State

The unrealized additional charging corridor stations have been a no-news item. Perhaps a private entity would get this done better. Choosing existing rest area locations makes sense for a state initiative, but may not make the MOST sense for users. I hope they do get it done, and I’m cheering for ’em, but I’m also glad to not be relying on them.


I got a rebate from Texas for my 2015 Leaf. ( $1,875 for 3 yr lease out of $2,500 for 4 yr lease or purchase)

I later got a 1099-G in the mail…

So don’t forget income tax on rebate..

I wish Texas still had rebate now that my 3 yr lease is coming to an end in Dec. it was a nice deal.

Warren M

I thought it was interesting that they don’t send out a 1099 with the California Clean Vehicle Rebate Program.

Austin Plocher

Does anyone know the specifics of this coming into effect right on the 1st? I have a Bolt waiting for me at a NY dealership as of today, in fact, but am now fraught with wondering if I should ask them to wait until the 1st for the purchase, to save 2000.


NY moving forward, GA moving backwards by killing the rebate and instituting the highest EV tax in the USA.


Any word on how long the $7500 federal credit will be viable? Would like to wait one year to buy electric, but would buy this year if the credit will disappear…