Electric Vehicle (EV) Rebate Program

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) provides rebates of up to $2,000 for the purchase or lease of a new eligible EV. An eligible vehicle must:

  • Be a four-wheeled motor vehicle manufactured for use on public streets, roads, and highways;
  • Have a gross vehicle weight rating of not more than 8,500 pounds;
  • Have a maximum speed of at least 55 miles per hour; and,
  • Be propelled at least in part by an electric motor that draws electricity from a battery that has a capacity of at least four kilowatt-hours, and is capable of being charged by an external source of electricity.

Rebate amounts vary based on a vehicle’s all-electric range and manufacturer’s suggested retail price. For more information, including a list of eligible vehicles, see the NYSERDA Drive Clean Rebate website.

Jurisdiction: New York

Type: State Incentives

Enacted: Apr 12, 2016

Technologies: EVs, PHEVs

See all New York Laws and Incentives.