Alternative Fuel, Electric, and Hybrid Electric Vehicle Tax Credits
New York's Alternative Fuel (Clean Fuel) Vehicle Tax Incentive Program offers tax credits for the purchase of new HEVs, EVs, AFVs, and the installation of clean fuel vehicle refueling property. Purchasers of qualified HEVs are eligible for a tax credit of $2,000. To qualify, a vehicle must draw propulsion energy from both an internal combustion engine (or heat engine that uses combustible fuel) and an energy storage device; and must employ a regenerative braking system that recovers waste energy to charge that device, and, for model year 2004 and later, must meet or exceed the California LEV II emission standard. Purchasers of EVs are eligible for a tax credit of 50% of the incremental cost, up to $5,000 per vehicle. Purchasers of AFVs are eligible for a tax credit worth 60% of the incremental cost of the vehicle. The maximum value of the incentive is $5,000 for vehicles with less than 14,000 pounds (lbs.) gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR), and up to $10,000 for vehicles over 14,000 lbs. GVWR. The tax credit for clean-fuel vehicle refueling property is equal to 50% of the cost of the property. This includes property for storing or dispensing a clean-burning fuel into the fuel tank of a motor vehicle propelled by that fuel, as well as property used for recharging electric vehicles.