Electric Vehicles

Drive with clean power

Electric vehicles (EVs) save money and reduce air pollution. Compared to gasoline-powered cars, EVs are more energy efficient and cost about 50 to 70% less to operate per mile. Because New York’s electricity includes clean sources, EVs reduce greenhouse gas emissions and pollutants that cause smog and acid rain. New York State is striving to be ready to accommodate more than 30,000 plug-in electric vehicles by 2018 and 1 million by 2025 through ChargeNY.

Electric vehicles live in New York State

Electric vehicle charging station

New York State has resources to help residents answer their questions about electric vehicles, ranging from purchasing the right electric vehicle to finding the right place to install a charging station or setting local rules to encourage electric vehicle adoption in your area. The following pages can help you get started:

Plugging in and charging up across the State

Get the most of your EV by using convenient charging stations at public parking lots, stores, hotels, and other locations. From Niagara Falls to Long Island, New York State now has hundreds of public charging outlets and more are being added all the time — including fast-charging stations at some rest stops on the Thruway. Now you can drive with “range confidence.”