New York awards 5,750 plug-in rebates in first year of Drive Clean Rebate Program

New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo recently announced that over 5,750 consumers have received plug-in vehicle purchase rebates since the state’s Drive Clean Rebate was launched one year ago. The program provides residents with a rebate of up to $2,000 for eligible vehicles.

The program has paid out more than $7.5 million in rebates to New Yorkers, who purchased 35 different models. Their top choice was the Toyota Prius Prime, which accounted for over 38% of rebates awarded, followed by the Chevy Bolt with 12%; the Volt (9%); Ford Fusion Energi (8%) and Kia Soul EV (8%).

“New York continues to lead the nation in reducing our carbon footprint by investing in clean energy alternatives,” Governor Cuomo said. “Through the Drive Clean Rebate and by supporting the construction of new electric charging stations, this administration is taking critical steps to decrease greenhouse gas emissions.”

“During my travels across New York, I’ve seen the future unravel before my eyes – more electric vehicles on the road and electric vehicle charging stations in communities, many being supported through the Drive Clean Rebate,” said Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul.

 

Source: New York State Governor’s Office