Electric Vehicles & Charging Stations
Join New York State’s transportation transformation—install charging stations at your business or create a sustainable fleet of vehicles
How It Works
Transportation is a critical component to doing business. It helps drive the development of innovative solutions to get people and products where they need to go safely and efficiently.
Whether transportation is your business or is just an element of it, transitioning to electric vehicles (EVs) and installing EV charging infrastructure can improve your bottom line and futureproof your business.
With the availability of federal and state incentives, many companies—from small businesses to large manufacturers—are replacing their gas and diesel fleets with sustainable electric EVs. Compared to gasoline-powered cars, EVs are more energy efficient and cost approximately 50 to 70 percent less to operate per mile.
There are two primary types of EVs: battery-electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles.
- Battery-electric vehicles (BEVs): Use battery power to operate an electric motor in place of a gas tank and engine. Light-duty BEVs typically have 200 to 300 miles of range depending on the vehicle model.
- Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs): Use batteries to power an electric motor, as well as gasoline to power an internal combustion engine. PHEVs can run entirely on electric power until the battery is depleted before automatically switching to gas. Batteries may be recharged via charging equipment or regenerative breaking.
Use the electric vehicle calculator to compare options and start planning your fleet transition.
If you manage a commercial property, retail store, public parking facility, or any site with high traffic or longer parking durations, installing EV charging stations is a good business opportunity. Your business can serve as an attractive destination for EV owners, whether they are your customers or employees. While EV ownership in New York numbers in the hundreds of thousands today, as many as three million EVs are expected to be on the road statewide by 2030.
Businesses can get support for installing charging infrastructure and electrifying their fleet.
How You Benefit
- Spend less on fuel and maintenance costs for your vehicle fleet
- Enhance your brand reputation as an organization committed to sustainability
- Access point-of-sale rebates and federal tax credits for purchasing or leasing an EV
- Increase employee and customer satisfaction by offering EV charging options
- Reduce your carbon footprint and contribute to a cleaner and healthier community
- Recoup on your investment from customer payment for charging
When You Should Consider It
Electric vehicles and charging stations may be good for your business if you are:
- Managing a fleet of vehicles for your business
- Making frequent trips in areas with a high proximity to charging stations
- Working to reduce fuel and maintenance costs for your fleet
- Looking to attract sustainably conscious employees and customers to your business
- Identifying ways to demonstrate leadership in innovation by adopting new technologies
- Trying to obtain or improve a green building certification for your building
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