New York to offer $19 million in vouchers for electric trucks

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced the $19-million New York Truck Voucher Incentive Program, which will subsidize the purchase of electric, hybrid and alternate-fuel commercial trucks.

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), together with the non-profit organization CALSTART, will be managing the program.

The program will include two voucher funds. The first will make $9 million available in vouchers up to $60,000 each, which can be applied to the purchase of class 3-8 battery-electric trucks and buses. This incentive is available in 30 counties that do not meet the National Ambient Air Quality Standards. Approved vendors include AMP Trucks, Boulder Electric Vehicle, Electric Vehicles International and Smith Electric Vehicles.

The second part of the program applies to New York City, and will make $10 million available for electric, hybrid and CNG trucks, as well as the installation of emission reduction equipment on diesel trucks.

 

Source: Governor Andrew M. Cuomo