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E-Mobility Technologies
and Funding

Clean, healthier, and more accessible transportation options

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Creating a sustainable transportation system requires accelerating adoption of electric mobility options in place of vehicles and equipment that run on fossil fuels like gas or diesel. To promote this transition and meet State climate goals, New York is working to increase electric vehicle adoption, public transit access, and low-carbon mobility alternatives.

Electric mobility, or e-mobility, encompasses a variety of electrically powered transportation devices, including:

A growing network of charging stations, increasing consumer choice in electric vehicles, and State and federal incentives, continue to make going electric an easier, cost-saving decision for New Yorkers.

Low-income New Yorkers, youth, and residents in urban centers and disadvantaged communities are more likely to rely on transit and active forms of travel like walking and biking. E-mobility technologies, such as e-bikes and e-scooters, can help expand equitable access to electrified transit, especially when incorporated in a shared micro mobility system (e.g., bikeshare programs).

Benefits of E-Mobility

Public transit agencies, businesses, municipalities, and community-based organizations across New York State can help advance e-mobility in their communities and service territory. E-mobility can promote a variety of environmental, health, and economic benefits, including:

E-Mobility Funding Opportunities

1. New York Clean Transportation Prizes

This program provides competitive funding to organizations with solutions that electrify transportation, reduce air pollution, and enhance clean mobility in New York State’s disadvantaged communities. Three prizes of $7 million were awarded for projects that will transform access to electric mobility options and the transition to clean, safe, and more convenient transportation in New York.

Learn more about the Clean Transportation Prizes

2. NY Truck Voucher Incentive Program

Fleets can access vouchers or discounts to adopt zero-emission truck and bus technologies while removing the oldest, dirtiest, diesel engines from New York roads. On-road trucks, transit buses, paratransit (shuttle) buses, school buses, and port cargo handling equipment may be eligible for incentives if they use battery electric or hydrogen fuel cell technology.

Learn more about the Truck Voucher Incentive Program

3. Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) Program

The NYS Department of Transportation provides funding to local governments and transit agencies to support transportation projects that reduce pollutant emissions in designated air quality non-attainment areas. Eligible activities include shared micro mobility projects and medium- or heavy-duty zero-emission vehicles and related charging equipment.

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