Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) and Fueling Infrastructure Rebates for Municipalities

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation's (DEC) Municipal ZEV Rebate Program offers rebates to cities, towns, villages, counties, and New York City boroughs for the purchase or lease of eligible ZEVs and the installation of eligible ZEV fueling infrastructure. To qualify, ZEVs must be purchased or leased on or after May 1, 2018, 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. Rebate amounts are as follows:

Maximum Rebate Amount
ZEV Purchase or Lease$5,000 per vehicle (50 miles or greater electric range); $2,500 per vehicle (10 to 50 mile electric range)
Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE)$250,000 per facility
Hydrogen Fueling Infrastructure$250,000 per facility

A single municipality may receive up to 50% of the total available funds towards ZEVs and EVSE, and up to 75% of the total available funds for hydrogen fueling infrastructure. Additional rules and conditions apply. For more information, including eligible projects and application instructions, see the DEC Grant Funding for Municipalities website.