How the Drive Clean Rebate Works

More than 40 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 40 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.

Make and Model NY Rebate All-Electric Range
(miles)
Federal Tax Credit Base MSRP Fuel Economy
(MPGe)
Type
Audi A3 e-tron $500 16 $4,502 $38,900 83 Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle
Audi e-tron $500 222 $7,500 $65,900 78 Battery Electric Vehicle
Audi e-tron Sportback $500 218 $7,500 $69,100 77 Battery Electric Vehicle
Bently Bentayga $500 18 $7,500 $156,900 45 Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle
BMW 330e $1,100 22 $5,836 $44,550 75 Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle
BMW 330e iPerformance $500 14 $4,001 $44,100 71 Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle
BMW 530e (2018, 2019) $500 16 $4,668 $53,400 72 Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle
BMW 530e (2020, 2021) $1,100 20 $5,836 $53,900 64 Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle
BMW 530e XDrive $500 21 $5,836 $57,200 62 Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle
BMW 740e XDrive $500 14 $4,668 $91,250 64 Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle
BMW i3 (2016, 2017, 2018) $1,700 81-114 $7,500 $44,450 112-124 BEV
BMW i3 (2019, 2020)  $2,000 153 $7,500 $44,450 113 BEV
BMW i3s (2018)   $1,700 107 $7,500 $47,650 112 BEV
BMW i3s (2019, 2020)  $2,000 153 $7,500 $47,650 113 BEV
BMW i3 REx (2016, 2017, 2018) $1,700 97 $7,500 $48,300 109-111 PHEV
BMW i3 REx (2019, 2020) $2,000 126 $7,500 $48,300 100 PHEV
BMW i3s REx (2018) $1,700 97 $7,500 $51,500 109 PHEV
BMW i3s REx (2019, 2020) $2,000 126 $7,500 $51,500 100 PHEV
BMW X3 xDrive30e $500 17 $5,836 $49,600 60 Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle
BMW i8 $500 14 $3,793 $140,700 76 Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle
BMW X5 xDrive40e $500 14 $4,668 $62,100 56 Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle
BMW X5 xDrive45e $500 30 $7,500 $65,400 50 Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle
Cadillac ELR $500 40 $7,500 $65,000 85 Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle
Cadillac ELR Sport $500 36 $7,500 $65,000 80 Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle
Chevrolet Bolt $2,000 259 $0 $36,620 118 Battery Electric Vehicle
Chevrolet Volt $1,700 53 $0 $33,520 106 Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle
Chrysler Pacifica $1,100 32 $7,500 $39,995 82 Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle
Ford C-MAX Energi - 2016 $500 19 $4,007 $31,770 88 Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle
Ford C-MAX Energi - 2017 $1,100 20 $4,007 $27,120 95 Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle
Ford Escape Plug-In Hybrid $1,100 37 $6,843 $33,040 100 Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle
Ford Focus Electric $1,700 115 $7,500 $29,170 105 Battery Electric Vehicle
Ford Fusion Energi $1,100 26 $4,609 $35,000 103 Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle
Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid $1,700 47 $7,500 $33,400 110 Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle
Hyundai Kona Electric $2,000 258 $7,500 $37,190 120 Battery Electric Vehicle
Hyundai Ioniq Electric $2,000 170 $7,500 $33,045 133 Battery Electric Vehicle
Hyundai Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid $1,100 29 $4,543 $26,500 119 Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle
Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid $1,100 28 $4,919 $33,400 99 Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle
Jaguar I-PACE $500 234 $7,500 $69,850 76 Battery Electric Vehicle
Kia Niro Electric $2,000 239 $7,500 $39,090 112 Battery Electric Vehicle
Kia Niro Plug-in Hybrid $1,100 26 $4,543 $29,490 105 Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle
Kia Optima Plug-in Hybrid $1,100 29 $4,919 $35,290 103 Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle
Kia Soul EV $1,700 111 $7,500 $33,950 108 Battery Electric Vehicle
Mercedes-Benz B250e $1,700 87 $7,500 $39,900 84 Battery Electric Vehicle
Mercedes-Benz GLE550e $500 8 $4,085 66,700 43 Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle
Mercedes-Benz S550e $500 12 $4,043 $96,600 58 Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle
Mercedes-Benz C350e $500 8 $3,417 $47,900 51 Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle
Mercedes-Benz GLC 350e (2018, 2019) $500 9 $4,460 $50,650 56 Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle
MINI Cooper S E Countryman ALL4 $500 12 $4,001 $36,900 65 Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle
MINI Cooper SE Hardtop 2 Door $1,700 110 $7,500 $29,900 108 Battery Electric Vehicle
Mitsubishi i-MiEV $1,700 59 $7,500 $22,995 112 Battery Electric Vehicle
Mitsubishi Outlander $1,100 22 $5,836 $36,095 74 Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle
Nissan LEAF - 2016, 2017 $1,700 107 $7,500 $30,680 112 Battery Electric Vehicle
Nissan LEAF - 2018, 2019, 2020 $2,000 149 $7,500 $31,600 111 Battery Electric Vehicle
Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid $500 13 $6,712 $81,100 46 Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle
Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid $500 16 $6,670 $99,600 46 Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle
Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid $500 15 $4,752 $96,100 51 Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle
Porsche Taycan $500 201 $7,500 $103,800 69 Battery Electric Vehicle
smart electric fortwo cabriolet $1,700 57 $7,500 $28,100 102 Battery Electric Vehicle
smart electric fortwo coupe $1,700 58 $7,500 $25,390 108 Battery Electric Vehicle
Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid $500 17 $4,502 $35,145 90 Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle
Tesla Model 3 $2,000 263-353 $0 $36,490–53,490 113–142 Battery Electric Vehicle
Tesla Model S $500 387–409 $0 $67,920–90,490 110–116 Battery Electric Vehicle
Tesla Model X $500 341–371 $0
$78,490–98,490 97–105 Battery Electric Vehicle
Tesla Model Y $2,000 303-326 $0
$48,490–$58,490 111–125 Battery Electric Vehicle
Toyota Prius Prime $1,100 25 $4,502 $28,220 133 Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle
Volkswagen e-Golf - 2016 $1,700 83 $7,500 $28,995 116 Battery Electric Vehicle
Volkswagen e-Golf - 2017, 2018, 2019 $2,000 125 $7,500 $31,895 119 Battery Electric Vehicle
Volvo XC90 T8 $500 18 $5,419 $63,450 55 Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle
Volvo S60 T8 $1,100 22 $5,419 $47,650 69 Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle
Volvo S60 Polestar $500 22 $5,419 $64,800 69 Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle
Volvo V60 T8/Polestar $500 22 $5,419 $67,300 69 Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle
Volvo XC60 T8/Polestar $500 18 $5,419 $53,500 57 Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle
Volvo XC40 $2,000 208 $7,500 $53,990 79 Battery Electric Vehicle
Volvo S90 T8 $500 21 $5,419 $60,050 60 Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle
Audi A8 $500 17 $6,712 $94,000 54 PHEV
Audi Q5 $1,100 20 $6,712 $52,900 65 PHEV
BMW 745e xDrive $500 16 $5,836 $95,550 56 PHEV
Lincoln Aviator Grand Touring $500 21 $6,534 $68,900 56 PHEV
Toyota RAV4 Prime $1,700 42 $7,500 $38,100 94 PHEV
Mercedes-Benz GLC 350e (2020) $1,100 22 $6,462 $51,900 68 PHEV
Polestar 1 $500 52 $7,500 $155,000 58 PHEV
Polestar 2 $2,000 233 $7,500 $59,900 92 BEV
BMW 330e xDrive $1,100 20 $5,836 $46,550 67 PHEV
Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid $500 14 $6,712 $81,800 41 PHEV
Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid Coupe $500 14 $6,712 $87,600 41 PHEV

Have Questions?

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Phone: 866-595-7917
Email: NYDriveClean@energycenter.org
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