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Consumers Use Drive Clean Rebate in Every County; Non-Polluting Cars Helping New York Reach its Charge NY Goals
Supports Governor Cuomo’s Ambitious Goal to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions 40 Percent by 2030
Rebates by Region
3/21/17 – 3/15/18
• Toyota Prius Prime, which accounted for more than 38 percent of rebates;
• Chevrolet Bolt EV, which accounted for 12 percent of rebates;
• Chevrolet Volt, which accounted for 9 percent of rebates;
• Ford Fusion Energi, which accounted for 8 percent of rebates; and
• Kia Soul EV, which accounted for more than 8 percent of rebates.
Charge NY 2.0: To further encourage and support electric car adoption, Governor Cuomo announced a proposal in his State of the State address to increase the number of charging stations across New York by the end of 2021. Under the Governor’s Charge NY 2.0 initiative, at least 10,000 charging stations are to be made available and the state will expand clean fuel corridors so clean cars can travel throughout New York’s interstate system and recharge at convenient locations.
Also, Charge NY 2.0 builds on Charge NY. This effort launched in 2013 and has a target of 30,000 to 40,000 electric cars on the road by the end of 2018. So, New York has already met this target. They have sold more than 30,000 electric cars as of the end of 2017. In addition, the number of public charging stations has grown. It’s grown from about 500 in 2011 to more than 2,000 statewide.
The Drive Clean Rebate
Firstly, this is a $70 million electric car rebate and outreach initiative. It’s aimed at encouraging the growth of clean and non-polluting electric car use in New York. More importantly, it’s for promoting and reducing carbon emissions in the transportation sector. As well, the goal is to offer rebates to consumers. Therefore, this effort is to increase sales and leases and build market momentum. In addition and return, the market will drive down vehicle prices for consumers.
In addition, $55 million dedicated to rebates of up to $2,000. This is to buy or lease an electrified Car. These cars are a new plug-in hybrid electric car, all-electric car, or hydrogen fuel cell car. The remaining $15 million is to support improving consumer awareness of electric cars and their many benefits. This includes installing more charging stations across the state. Also, it includes developing and demonstrating new electric car-enabling technologies. Plus, and more important are other efforts to put more electric cars on New York’s roadways.
As well, more than 40 different types of electric cars are available under the Drive Clean Rebate initiative. Also, for more information, visit NYSERDA’s Drive Clean Rebate website.
Furthermore, the Drive Clean Rebate is part of New York State’s overall clean transportation strategy. This strategy is to cut greenhouse gas emissions. It also supports the Governor’s Reforming the Energy Vision strategy. A strategy to build a clean, resilient, and affordable energy system.
In conclusion, the State has revised regulations to clarify charging station ownership rules. This supports research and demonstration projects on new plug-in electric car technologies and policies. Finally, the New York State Thruway is also working to install charging stations throughout its roadways.
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