How the Drive Clean Rebate Works

More than 30 models of electric cars are available from major automobile manufacturers today. Find out which one best fits your driving style.

Open to all New York State residents, the Drive Clean Rebate offers a point-of-sale rebate towards the purchase or lease of a new electric car. Taking advantage of the Drive Clean Rebate is very easy: simply purchase a qualifying electric car from a participating dealer, and a discount of up to $2,000 will be applied when you pay. Combine that with a Federal Tax Credit of up to $7,500, and it’s an opportunity you wouldn’t want to miss.

How the Rebate Works

30+ models to choose from
Go to the nearest participating dealer and try the electric car you like
Get up to $2,000 off your electric car purchase

Drive Clean Rebate Amounts

The rebate that you will get on your new electric car depends on how much battery-only range the car has. The following table outlines the rebate thresholds. If you already have a specific car model in mind, view the Drive Clean Rebate amount for each qualifying model.

The Drive Clean Rebate amount depends on the all-electric range. Greater than 120 miles is $2,000, 40 to 119 miles is $,1700 off, 20-39 miles is $1,100 off, less than 20 miles is $500 off, and electric cars with an MSRP greater than $60,000 are $500 off.

Drive Clean Rebate Eligible Models

With more than 30 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. Any new car sale of the models in the following table are eligible for the rebate, regardless of model year. Unless a specific model year is indicated, all model years of a car model are eligible for the same rebate amount.

Make and Model All-Electric Range (miles) Base MSRP Fuel Economy (MPGe) Federal Tax Credit NY Rebate Type
Audi A3 e-tron 16 $38,900 83 $4,502 $500 Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle
BMW 330e iPerformance 14 $44,100 71 $4,001 $500 Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle
BMW 530e iPerformance 15 $51,400 72 $4,668 $500 Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle
BMW 530e XDrive iPerformance 14 $53,700 67 $4,668 $500 Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle
BMW 740e XDrive 14 $89,100 64 $4668 $500 Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle
BMW i3 81-114 $42,400 118-124 $7,500 $1,700 Battery Electric Vehicle
BMW i3 REx 97 $47,450 111 $7,500 $1,700 Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle
BMW i8 14 $140,700 76 $3,793 $500 Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle
BMW X5 xDrive40e 14 $62,100 56 $4,668 $500 Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle
Cadillac ELR 40 $65,000 85 $7,500 $500 Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle
Cadillac ELR Sport 36 $65,000 80 $7,500 $500 Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle
Chevrolet Bolt EV 238 $36,620 119 $7,500 $2,000 Battery Electric Vehicle
Chevrolet Volt 53 $33,220 106 $7,500 $1,700 Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle
Chrysler Pacifica 33 $41,995 84 $7,500 $1,100 Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle
Ford C-MAX Energi - 2016 19 $31,770 88 $4,007 $500 Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle
Ford C-MAX Energi - 2017 20 $27,120 95 $4,007 $1,100 Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle
Ford Focus Electric 115 $29,170 105 $7,500 $1,700 Battery Electric Vehicle
Ford Fusion Energi - 2016 19 $33,900 88 $4,007 $500 Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle
Ford Fusion Energi - 2017 21 $31,120 97 $4,007 $1,100 Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle
Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid 27 $34,600 99 $4,919 $1,100 Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle
Kia Optima Plug-in Hybrid 29 $35,210 103 $4,919 $1,100 Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle
Kia Soul EV 93 $33,950 105 $7,500 $1,700 Battery Electric Vehicle
Mercedes-Benz B250e 87 $39,900 84 $7,500 $1,700 Battery Electric Vehicle
Mercedes-Benz GLE550e 10 $66,300 43 $4,085 $500 Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle
Mercedes-Benz S550e 12 $96,600 58 $4,043 $500 Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle
MINI Cooper S E Countryman ALL4 12 $36,800 65 $4,007 $500 Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle
Mitsubishi i-MiEV 59 $22,995 112 $7,500 $1,700 Battery Electric Vehicle
Nissan LEAF 107 $30,680 112 $7,500 $1,700 Battery Electric Vehicle
Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid 14 $78,700 46 $5,336 $500 Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle
Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid 15 $96,100 51 $4,752 $500 Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle
smart electric fortwo coupe 68 $25,000 107 $7,500 $1,700 Battery Electric Vehicle
Tesla Model 3 220-310 $35,000 128 $7,500 $2,000 Battery Electric Vehicle
Tesla Model S 210-351 $70,100 89-104 $7,500 $500 Battery Electric Vehicle
Tesla Model X 200-257 $87,600 89-93 $7,500 $500 Battery Electric Vehicle
Toyota Prius Prime 25 $27,100 133 $4,502 $1,100 Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle
Volkswagen e-Golf 83 $28,995 116 $7,500 $1,700 Battery Electric Vehicle
Volvo XC90 T8 13 $67,800 54 $4,585 $500 Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle

Have Questions?

Contact the program administrator:
Phone: 866-595-7917
Email: NYDriveClean@energycenter.org
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