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About Electric Cars


With thousands of public charging stations and up to a $2,000 rebate for the purchase or lease of a new electric car, it's a great time to become an electric car owner in New York State. With more than 60 car models to choose from that qualify for the Drive Clean Rebate, you’re bound to find an electric car that best fits your style, budget and driving needs.

Learn how the Drive Clean Rebate works

Don’t just take our word for it – hear from fellow New Yorkers about their experiences owning and driving electric cars in the videos below:

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 electric car 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 a Federal Tax Credit of up to $7,500, and it’s a very rewarding time to be an electric car owner.


Download the 5 Reasons to Consider and Electric Car fact sheet