Alternative Fuel Vehicle Research and Development Funding
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority's (NYSERDA) Clean Transportation Program provides funding for projects that enhance mobility, improve efficiency, reduce congestion, and diversify transportation methods and fuels through research and development of advanced technologies. NYSERDA offers annual solicitations that support new product development and demonstration as well as research on new transportation policies and strategies. NYSERDA also supports projects that demonstrate the benefits of commercially available products that are underutilized in New York State. Once developed, NYSERDA provides incentives to accelerate the market introduction of emerging technologies through its ChargeNY Program. For more information and funding opportunities, see the NYSERDA Clean Transportation Program website.
Alternative Fueling Infrastructure Tax Credit
An income tax credit is available for 50% of the cost of alternative fueling infrastructure, up to $5,000. Qualifying infrastructure includes electric vehicle supply equipment and equipment to dispense fuel that is 85% or more natural gas, propane, or hydrogen. Unused credits may be carried over into future tax years. For additional information, including how to claim the credit, please see the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance website. (Reference New York Tax Law 187-b)
Electric Vehicle (EV) Rebate
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority’s (NYSERDA) Charge Ready NY program offers rebates for public and private entities toward the purchase and installation of Level 2 EV charging station at public parking facilities, workplaces, and multi-unit dwellings. Rebates are available for $4,000 per port. Disadvantaged communities may receive an additional rebate of $500 per Level 2 EV charging station- port. Additional terms and conditions apply. For more information, including application guidelines, see the NYSERDA Charge Ready NY website.
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 and associated power electronics that draws electricity from a hydrogen fuel cell or 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, see NYSERDA’s Drive Clean Rebate website.
Electric Vehicle Emissions Inspection Exemption
Vehicles powered exclusively by electricity are exempt from state motor vehicle emissions inspections. For more information, see the New York Vehicle Inspection Program (NYVIP2) website. (Reference New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Regulations Chapter III, Part 217-6)
High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lane Exemption
Through the Clean Pass Program, eligible electric-drive vehicles may use the Long Island Expressway (LIE) HOV lanes, regardless of the number of occupants in the vehicle. Vehicles must display the Clean Pass vehicle sticker, which is available from the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles. To apply for the Clean Pass vehicle sticker, visit the Clean Pass Stickers for HOV Lanes on the LIE website. This exemption expires September 30, 2025. For a list of eligible vehicles and Clean Pass sticker application instructions, see the Clean Pass Program website.