How the Drive Clean Rebate Works

More than 60 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

Find your favorite plug-in hybrid or battery-powered car
Go to the nearest participating dealer and test drive 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.

Drive Clean Rebates for Electric Cars Purchased on or Before June 30, 2021

The Drive Clean Rebate amount depends on the EPA all-electric range for that car model.

Greater than 120 miles
$2,000 OFF

40 to 119 miles
$1,700 OFF

20 to 39 miles
$1,100 OFF

Less than 20 miles
$500 OFF

Electric cars with MSRP >$60,000
(MSRP is the manufacturer's suggested retail price
$500 OFF

Drive Clean Rebates for Electric Cars Purchased After June 30, 2021

The Drive Clean Rebate amount depends on the EPA all-electric range for that car model.

Greater than 200 miles
$2,000 OFF

40 to 199 miles
$1,000 OFF

Less than 40 miles
$500 OFF

Electric cars with MSRP >$42,000
(MSRP is the manufacturer's suggested retail price
$500 OFF

Drive Clean Rebate Eligible Models

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. 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.

Learn more about these models through the "Drive Change. Drive Electric." campaign.

These rebate levels reflect current rebate amounts but many will change as of June 30, 2021 based on the new rebate amounts listed above.

64 PHEV
Make and Model NY Rebate All-Electric
Range (miles)
NY Rebate After
June 30, 2021
Federal Tax Credit Base MSRP Fuel Economy
(MPGe)
Type
Audi A7 $500 24 $500 $6,712 $74,900 68 PHEV
Audi A8 $500 18 $500 $6,712 $95,900 53 PHEV
Audi e-tron $500 222 $500 $7,500 $65,900 78 Battery Electric Vehicle
Audi e-tron Sportback $500 218 $500 $7,500 $69,100 77 Battery Electric Vehicle
Audi Q5 (2020) $1,100 20 $500 $6,712 $52,900 65 PHEV
Audi Q5 (2021) $500 19 $500 $6,712 $51,900 50 PHEV
Bently Bentayga $500 17 $500 $7,500 $177,000 46 Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle
BMW 330e $1,100 22 $500 $5,836 $44,550 75 Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle
BMW 330e xDrive $1,100 20 $500 $5,836 $46,550 67 PHEV
BMW 530e N/A 21 $500 $5,836 $57,200 64 PHEV
BMW 530e (2018, 2019) $500 16 N/A $4,668 $53,400 72 PHEV
BMW 530e (2020, 2021) $1,100 20 N/A $5,836 $53,900 64 PHEV
BMW 530e XDrive $500 21 $500 $5,836 $57,200 62 Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle
BMW 740e XDrive $500 14 $500 $4,668 $91,250 64 Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle
BMW 745e xDrive $500 16 $500  $5,836 $95,900 56 PHEV
BMW i3 (2019, 2020. 2021)  $2,000 153 $500 $7,500 $44,450 113 BEV
BMW i3 REx (2019, 2020, 2021) $2,000 126 $500 $7,500 $48,300 100 PHEV
BMW i3s $2,000 153 $500 $7,500 $47,650 113 BEV
BMW i3s REx (2019, 2020, 2021) $2,000 126 $500 $7,500 $51,500 100 PHEV
BMW X3 xDrive30e $500 17 $500 $5,836 $49,600 60 Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle
BMW X5 xDrive45e $500 30 $500 $7,500 $65,400 50 Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle
Chevrolet Bolt $2,000 259 $2,000 $0 $36,500 118 Battery Electric Vehicle
Chevrolet Volt $1,700 53 $1,000 $0 $33,520 106 Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle
Chrysler Pacifica $1,100 32 $500 $7,500 $39,995 82 Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle
Ford Escape Plug-In Hybrid $1,100 37 $500 $6,843 $33,040 100 Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle
Ford Fusion Energi $1,100 26 $500 $4,609 $35,000 103 Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle
Ford Mustang Mach-E $2,000 211–305 $500 $7,500 $42,895 90–101 BEV
Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid $1,700 47 $1,000 $7,500 $33,400 110 Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle
Hyundai Ioniq Electric $2,000 170 $1,000 $7,500 $33,245 133 Battery Electric Vehicle
Hyundai Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid $1,100 29 $500 $4,543 $26,700 119 Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle
Hyundai Kona Electric $2,000 258 $2,000 $7,500 $37,390 120 Battery Electric Vehicle
Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid $1,100 28 $500 $4,919 $33,400 99 Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle
Jaguar I-PACE $500 234 $500 $7,500 $69,850 76 Battery Electric Vehicle
Jeep Wrangler 4xe $1,100 21 $500 $7,500 $47,995 49 PHEV
Kia Niro Electric $2,000 239 $2,000 $7,500 $39,090 112 Battery Electric Vehicle
Kia Niro Plug-in Hybrid $1,100 26 $500 $4,543 $29,590 105 Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle
Kia Optima Plug-in Hybrid $1,100 29 $500 $4,919 $35,290 103 Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle
Kia Soul EV $1,700 111 $1,000 $7,500 $33,950 108 Battery Electric Vehicle
Land Rover Range Rover $500 19 $500 $6,295 $83,000 42 PHEV
Lincoln Aviator Grand Touring $500 21 $500 $6,534 $68,900 56 PHEV
Mercedes-Benz GLC 350e N/A 22 $500 $6,462 $51,900 68 PHEV
Mercedes-Benz GLC 350e (2018, 2019) $500 9 N/A $4,460 $50,650 56 PHEV
Mercedes-Benz GLC 350e (2020, 2021) $1,100 22 N/A $6,462 $51,900 68 PHEV
MINI Cooper S E Countryman ALL4 $500 17 $500 $5,002 $41,500 73  
MINI Cooper SE Hardtop 2 Door $1,700 110 $1,000 $7,500 $29,900 108 Battery Electric Vehicle
Mitsubishi Outlander $1,100 24 $500 $6,587 $36,295 74 Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle
Nissan LEAF - 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 $2,000 149-226 N/A $7,500 $31,670 104-111 Battery Electric Vehicle
Nissan Leaf 40 kWh $2,000 149 $1,000 $7,500 $31,670 111 BEV
Nissan Leaf  62 kWh $2,000 226 $2,000 $7,500 $38,270 108 BEV
Polestar 1 $500 52 $500 $7,500 $155,000 58 PHEV
Polestar 2 $2,000 233 $500 $7,500 $59,900 92 BEV
Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid $500 14 $500 $6,712 $81,800 41 PHEV
Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid $500 16 $500 $6,670 $99,600 46 Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle
Porsche Taycan $500 199 $500 $7,500 $79,900 79 Battery Electric Vehicle
smart electric fortwo $1,700 58 $1,000 $7,500 $25,390 108 Battery Electric Vehicle
Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid $500 17 $500 $4,502 $35,345 90 Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle
Tesla Model 3 $2,000 263-353 N/A $0 $36,490–53,490 113–142 Battery Electric Vehicle
Tesla Model 3 Long Range $2,000 353 $500 $0 $48,990 134 BEV 
Tesla Model 3 Performance $2,000 315 $500 $0 $56,990 113 BEV
Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus $2,000 263 $2,000 $0 $39,990 142 BEV
Tesla Model S $500 387–409 $500 $0 $67,920–90,490 110–116 Battery Electric Vehicle
Tesla Model X $500 341–371 $500 $0
$78,490–98,490 97–105 Battery Electric Vehicle
Tesla Model Y Long Range $2,000 326 $500 $0
$49,990 125 Battery Electric Vehicle
Tesla Model Y Performance $500 303 $500 $0
$60,990 111 Battery Electric Vehicle
Toyota Prius Prime $1,100 25 $500 $4,502 $28,220 133 Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle
Toyota RAV4 Prime $1,700 42 $1,000 $7,500 $38,100 94 PHEV
Volkswagen ID.4 $2000 250 $2,000 $7,500 $39,995 97 BEV
Volvo S60 Polestar $500 22 $500 $5,419 $64,800 69 Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle
Volvo S60 T8 $1,100 22 $500 $5,419 $47,650 69 Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle
Volvo S90 T8 $500 21 $500 $5,419 $60,050 60 Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle
Volvo V60 T8/Polestar $500 22 $500 $5,419 $67,300 69 Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle
Volvo XC40 $2,000 208 $500 $7,500 $53,990 79 Battery Electric Vehicle
Volvo XC60 T8/Polestar $500 18 $500 $5,419 $53,500 57 Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle
Volvo XC90 T8 $500 18 $500 $5,419 $63,450 55 Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle

Have Questions?

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