Okay, so this huge incentive program doesn't benefit your Average Jane or Joe, but if you so happen to be in the commercial sector, then the $19 million electric vehicle incentive program announced by New York state Governor Andrew Cuomo might just entice you to buy electric now.

In New York, the Rebate Will Helps You Buy Something Like This Frito Lay Electric Truck

In New York, the Rebate Will Helps You Buy Something Like This Frito Lay Electric Truck

New York is currently offering a range of incentives to promote the purchase of battery-electric commercial truck. Under the incentive program, $9 million in electric vehicle vouchers will be available in the 30 counties within the state that failed to meet federal clean air standards.

According to Cuomo:

"The Truck Voucher Incentive Program is another important step that New York State is taking to meet clean air standards.  By focusing on advanced transportation technologies, including electronic and hybrid vehicles, we can provide cleaner communities in which to live and work."

There's an additional $10 million available for other alternative fuel commercial vehicles, including compressed natural gas, hybrids and retrofitting diesel engines with modern-day emissions control devices.

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority will administer the incentive program by providing manufacturers and dealers with rebate vouchers.  The full amount of the vouchers is expected to be passed on directly to buyers.

Source: Electric Light and Power