In a press release, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that more than 5,750 consumers have received rebates to buy electric cars in New York since the State’s Drive Clean Rebate was launched one year ago.
The initiative provides residents with a rebate of up to $2,000 for the purchase or lease of a new electric car from participating dealers.
The rebate program supports Governor Cuomo’s goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 40 percent by 2030.
Here in Central New York 217 rebates or 3.8% of rebated were given in the program.
32 percent of the approved rebates were submitted by Long Island consumers, followed by drivers in the Mid-Hudson Valley.Overall, most consumers received rebates of at least $1,100 for their new electric cars. As a result of this initiative, more than 10,000 electric cars were sold in 2017, a 67 percent increase over 2016.