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Charging Station Programs


Electric vehicle adoption is rapidly accelerating in New York – as many as three million electric vehicles (EVs) are expected to be on the road statewide by 2030. As more drivers make the switch to EVs, deploying charging infrastructure to match demand is essential. Community institutions, including schools, hospitals, colleges, and libraries, are well-positioned to install charging stations due to their high traffic and longer parking durations.

New York State offers several charging station programs that provide incentives and discounts to install charging stations at places of work, businesses, municipal centers, institutions, and other community sites. Below is an overview of State and utility programs to help institutions add EV charging.

State Programs

Charge Ready NY 2.0

This program offers incentives to public, private and not-for-profit organizations that install Level 2 EV charging stations at workplaces, multi-unit dwellings (MUD’s) or public facilities that are owned and operated by municipal or state government entities. Bonus incentives are available for sites located in Disadvantaged Communities.

Learn more about Charge Ready NY 2.0

National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Program

Through the federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, New York will receive approximately $175 million in funding over five years to deploy fast chargers along designated electric vehicle corridors, including many of the State’s most-traveled interstate and State highways.

Learn more about the NEVI Program

Municipal Zero-Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Program

The Department of Environmental Conservation provides rebates and grants to support cities, towns, villages, and counties acquire ZEVs for their fleets and install public charging infrastructure. Municipalities can access ZEV Vehicle Rebates to purchase or lease (for at least 36 months) new battery-electric, plug-in hybrid, or hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. Meanwhile, ZEV Infrastructure Grants provide funding to install hydrogen fuel filling stations and Level 2 and DCFC charging stations for public use.

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New York State Tax Credit for Public and Workplace Charging

Businesses and employers can receive an income tax credit of up to $5,000 for the purchase and installation of an electric vehicle charging station through the end of 2025.

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P-12 Clean Green Schools Initiative

Through this program, schools are eligible for ‘Clean Transportation Studies’ which can help districts develop plans for transitioning to electric school buses and EV charging. The program can cover up to 100% of the study, depending on need status and disadvantaged community status.

Learn more about the Clean Green Schools Initiative

Inflation Reduction Act

New York residents may qualify for a federal Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) tax credit to install a home EV charger. Properties must be in an eligible low-income or non-urban census tract to receive an IRA tax credit of 30% of the charging installation cost, up to $1,000.

Learn more about the IRA

Utility Programs

EV Make-Ready Programs

Through this program, entities seeking to install or participate in the installation of Level 2 and/or DCFC chargers can earn incentives to offset a large portion of, or in some cases, all of the infrastructure costs associated with preparing a site for an EV charging station.

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Medium- and Heavy-Duty (MHD) EV Make-Ready Pilot

Schools and other institutions preparing to electrify their medium- and heavy-duty fleets can access incentives of up to 90% of utility-side infrastructure costs to install EV charging stations.

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How You Benefit

  • Spend less on fleet vehicle fuel and maintenance costs
  • Enhance your brand reputation as an organization committed to sustainability
  • Access point-of-sale rebates and federal tax credits
  • Increase employee and customer satisfaction
  • Reduce your carbon footprint
  • Provide a revenue source from customer charging

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