New York State reaches milestone of 150,000 passenger electric vehicles on the road.

Governor Kathy Hochul announced $29 million under Charge Ready NY 2.0 for EV Level 2 charging infrastructure and rebates for consumers through the Drive Clean rebate program. As New York State reaches the milestone of 150,000 electric vehicles on the road in June 2023, incentives and rebate programs mean more New Yorkers can drive electric vehicles. The announcement supports the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act’s goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 85 percent by 2050, and New York State’s mandate that all new passenger cars, pickup trucks and SUVs sold in the state be zero-emission by 2035.

“New York’s leadership on climate and clean transportation is reducing air pollution and emissions through investments in solutions-based charging infrastructure and rebates,” Governor Hocher said. “Providing cleaner air to communities with high vehicular traffic, especially those that have been historically marginalized, is an important step in improving the state’s quality of life while building a more sustainable future for residents, workers and visitors.”

An increase of $15 million, according to today’s announcement New York Charging Ready 2.0, Support in workplaces and multifamily buildings across the state and in Vulnerable Groups. The program can help eligible entities save up to 50% on the cost of installing a Level 2 charger, which is ideal for locations where cars are parked for a few hours and can provide up to 25 miles of range per hour of charging. The program provides $12 million to install charging stations at workplaces and multifamily buildings, with awards of $2,000 per port and $2,500 per port. Disadvantaged groups.publicly owned facility Disadvantaged groups Each port is eligible for $4,000. In addition, $3 million is earmarked for workplaces and multifamily buildings to host educational “ride and drive” community events, purchase electric fleet vehicles or provide free charging. Charge Ready 2.0 program continues Accepting applications for new equipment and network qualifications Acquired from EV charger suppliers until program funding is exhausted.

To support consumers looking for cleaner driving options, an additional $14 million has been added to the state’s Clean Driving Rebate to help reduce the upfront cost of buying or leasing a new electric vehicle. Currently, a participating auto dealer in New York State has more than 60 vehicle models, one of which is eligible for a $500 to $2,000 point-of-sale rebate.

Doreen M. Harris, President and CEO, NYSERDA said: “New York’s EV penetration is rapidly accelerating, and as more drivers switch to EVs, it’s critical to deploy charging infrastructure to meet demand. The additional support announced today through Charge Ready NY 2.0 and Drive Clean Rebate will not only make charging easier, but help lower the cost of buying a new vehicle, providing complementary opportunities for more New Yorkers to join the EV revolution.”

New York State Public Service Commission Chairman Rory M. Christian said, “I applaud Governor Hochul for his commitment to creating a cleaner transportation sector. The PSC recognizes the importance of electrification in the transportation sector to achieving New York State’s climate goals. To advance these goals, the PSC has implemented policies to incentivize the development of electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure and programs. We congratulate Governor Hochul for his continued support of clean vehicles.”

State Senator Tim Kennedy said, “To truly create a more sustainable, forward-looking New York, our state’s transportation and environmental agendas must align. This investment both strengthens our electric vehicle infrastructure and access to clean energy while advancing our vision for an environmentally more just New York.

State Senator Kevin Parker said, “Electrifying our transportation system and supporting communities with more zero-emission vehicles and charging infrastructure is at the heart of providing our communities with more clean vehicles and meeting the goals of New York’s CLCPA. This investment is critical, reducing pollution and improving air quality, directly benefiting New Yorkers in disadvantaged communities.”

Assemblyman William Magnarelli said, “Supporting electric vehicle infrastructure is an important step in getting New Yorkers electric vehicles on board. By installing electric vehicle chargers in public spaces, New York State is drawing attention to the growing electric vehicle population. It also allows the public to see how easy electric vehicle adoption is. New York is committed to investing in cleaner, greener forms of transportation.”

Councilor Diddy Barrett said, “I thank Governor Hochul for his investment in expanding New York State’s charging infrastructure and EV rebate program. Cost constraints and ‘range anxiety’ are real concerns for many considering a switch to electric vehicles, and expanding our Level 2 charging infrastructure is critical to ensuring that all New Yorkers have the ability to transition to clean energy transportation options.”

Charge Ready NY 2.0 and Drive Clean Rebate are administered by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and funded through the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative and New York State’s $6 billion 10-year Clean Energy Fund. For more information visit NYSERDA website.

New York State’s $1 billion investment in transportation electrification is critical to achieving the state’s comprehensive climate and clean energy plan. Reducing carbon emissions and pollution from vehicles can create cleaner air and healthier communities, especially in underserved areas. A number of initiatives increase EV access and improve clean transportation for all New Yorkers, including EV Make Ready, EVolve NY, Drive Clean Rebate, the New York Truck Coupon Incentive Program, and federal funding under the NEVI program.

New York State’s National Leading Climate Program

New York State’s nationally leading climate agenda calls for an orderly and just transition that creates breadwinner jobs, continues to foster a green economy across all sectors, and ensures that at least 35 percent (with a target of 40 percent) of clean energy investment proceeds go to disadvantaged communities. Guided by some of the most aggressive climate and clean energy initiatives in the U.S., New York is on a path to a zero-emissions electric power sector by 2040, including 70 percent renewable generation by 2030 and carbon neutrality across the economy by mid-century. The cornerstone of this transformation is New York’s unprecedented clean energy investment, including more than $35 billion in 120 large-scale renewable energy and transmission projects across the state, $6.8 billion to reduce building emissions, $3.3 billion to scale up solar, more than $1 billion for clean transportation initiatives and more than $2 billion in New York Green Bank commitments. These and other investments will support more than 165,000 jobs in 2021 in New York’s clean energy industry, which has grown more than 3,000 percent since 2011. To reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve air quality, New York State has also adopted zero-emission vehicle regulations, including requiring all new passenger cars and trucks sold in the state to be zero-emission by 2035. The partnership is continuing to advance New York’s climate action with nearly 400 registered and 100 certified climate-smart communities, nearly 500 clean energy communities, and the state’s largest community air monitoring program in 10 disadvantaged communities across the state to help address air pollution and combat climate change.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *