Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Rebate and ZEV Fueling Infrastructure Grant for Municipalities

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The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation's (NYSDEC) Municipal ZEV Program offers rebates to cities, towns, villages, counties, and New York City boroughs for the purchase or lease of eligible ZEVs and grants for purchase and installation of eligible ZEV fueling infrastructure. To qualify, ZEVs must be purchased or leased on or after March 1, 2020, at a dealership within the state, and leases must be at least 36 months in length. ZEV fueling infrastructure must be installed primarily for public use. Maximum rebate and grant amounts are as follows:

Maximum Rebate Amount
ZEV Purchase or Lease$7,500 per vehicle (200 miles or greater electric range); $5,000 per vehicle (101-200-mile electric range); $2,500 per vehicle (50-100-mile electric range)
ZEV Infrastructure$250,000 per location

A municipality may apply for multiple ZEV rebates, up to $150,000, and multiple ZEV infrastructure grants, up to $500,000 per ZEV infrastructure grants. A single municipality may receive up to 50% of the total available funds towards ZEVs and infrastructure. All equipment expenses must be incurred on June 1, 2020, or later. Additional rules and conditions apply.

Rebates are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, until all funds are exhausted, or October 29, 2021, whichever comes first.

For more information, including eligible projects and application periods, see the NYSDEC Grant Funding for Municipalities website.