State Funding, Tax Credits, & Rebates: New York

Upstate New York Electric Vehicle Charging Station Make-Ready Program
Get ready – electric vehicle adoption is on the rise in New York State. Make sure you can welcome their owners by installing EV charging stations. National Grid can help with significant installation incentives. Adding EV charging stations is a great way to attract and retain new customers, tenants, and employees to your destination, while helping New York reduce its greenhouse gas emissions. Learn more here.

  • Install EV chargers at little or no cost - We’ll fund up to 100% of the electric infrastructure for approved projects.
  • Be an environmental leader – Help improve New York’s air quality by reducing tailpipe emissions.
  • Attract new customers, tenants, and employees – Meet customer and employee needs while promoting clean energy use.

HOV Lane Access: New York’s Clean Pass Program allows eligible low-emission, energy-efficient vehicles to use the 40-mile Long Island Espressway High Occupancy Vehicle (LIE/HOV) lanes, regardless of the number of occupants in the vehicle. Motorists whose estimated US EPA fuel economy rating averages at least 45 miles per gallon and meets the California Air Resources Board SULEV emissions standard will be allowed to participate by applying to the State Department of Motor Vehicles. See the Clean Pass Program website for details on how to apply and which vehicles are eligible.

The Municipal ZEV Clean Vehicle Rebate Program provides rebates to cities, towns, villages, and counties to purchase or lease new clean vehicles for fleet use. Applications will be accepted on a first come, first served basis until funds are exhausted.

Plug-in Electric Vehicle (PEV) Toll Discount Program
Vehicles eligible for the New York Clean Pass Program, including PEVs and hybrid electric vehicles, receive a discounted toll rate on all Port Authority of New York & New Jersey (PANYNJ) off-peak hour crossings. Vehicles must register with E-ZPass New York. Drivers of qualified vehicles may also receive a 10% discount on established E-ZPass accounts with proof of registration. This exemption expires September 30, 2019. For more information, including a complete list of eligible vehicles and application instructions, see the PANYNJ E-ZPass and Green Pass Discount Plan websites.

Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) 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 PEV. 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 and associated power electronics that draws electricity from a hydrogen fuel cell or from a battery that has a battery capacity of at least four kilowatt-hours, and is capable of being charged from 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, see NYSERDA's Drive Clean Rebate website.

Workplace Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) and Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Incentives
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority is offering employers in the greater New York City region $8,000 rebate per dual-connector EVSE installed. Employees of organizations that receive the rebate are eligible for a $500 rebate toward the purchase or lease of a qualified PEV. For more information, see the Charge to Work NY website.

Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Voluntary Time of Use (TOU) Rate Price Guarantee - Con Edison
Under the voluntary TOU rate, residential customers will pay a reduced price for electricity used during the designated off-peak period. Customers who register a PEV with Con Edison and are participating in the voluntary TOU rate are guaranteed to pay no more than the standard electric rate for one year after registration with Con Edison. For more information, including how to enroll, see the Electric Vehicles & Your Bill website.