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About Electric Cars


With thousands of public charging stations and up $9,500 in upfront discounts from Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) tax credits and Drive Clean Rebates for the purchase or lease of a new electric vehicle (EV), there's never been a better time to drive electric in New York State.

With more than 60 electric car models to choose from that qualify for the Drive Clean Rebate, plus the IRA used EV tax credit, you’re bound to find an EV that best fits your style, budget and driving needs.

Don’t just take our word for it – hear from fellow New Yorkers about their experiences owning and driving electric cars.

Top 5 Reasons to Consider an Electric Car

Electric cars are exhilarating


Electric cars deliver fast and smooth acceleration. For pickup that is intuitive and responsive to the driver, the electric car can’t be beat.

Electric cars are captivating


Electric cars offer a technology-rich experience. Whether it’s to preheat your car without garage emissions, or to turn up the bass on your speakers without engine distortions, electric cars are at the cutting edge of comfort.

Electric cars are satisfying


Electric cars keep saving you time and money, because you'll take fewer or no trips to the gas station. Electric motors also don’t need oil changes, so they require less maintenance than conventional gas-powered cars.

Electric cars are inspiring


By driving a clean car, you help drive towards a cleaner future. Transportation still accounts for around one-third of NYS’ greenhouse gas emissions today, so each EV that replaces a gas vehicle will make a positive difference.

Electric cars are Rewarding


With the Drive Clean Rebate, you can get a point-of-sale rebate of up to $2,000 on your new electric car. Combine that with an IRA Tax Credit of up to $7,500 on new EVs, and it’s a very rewarding time to be an electric car owner.


EV drivers can qualify for discounts on NYS Thruway tolls through the Thruway Authority's Green Discount Plan Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. and at bridges and tunnels in New York City through the Port Authority's Discount Plans Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.. Additionally, the Clean Pass Program Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. allows these drivers to use high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes when driving alone.