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Transportation Technology

Finding New Ways to Move New Yorkers

New York State needs more secure, sustainable, and cleaner transportation solutions. The transportation sector accounts for approximately one third of the State’s greenhouse gas emissions, with road transportation representing most of the emissions. While zero-emission technologies, such as electric vehicles (EV), are being adopted at an increasing rate, new solutions are needed to accelerate EV deployment, advance mobility alternatives, and decarbonize hard-to-electrify modes of transit.

New York is rising to the challenge by supporting innovations that enhance public transit access, improve efficiency, reduce congestion, and diversify e-mobility and low-carbon transportation options.

Powering Ideas, Bringing Them to Market

Navigating the regulatory requirements and approvals to transition transportation-related innovations from the lab to the marketplace can be complicated. Help and resources are available for businesses, public entities, universities, and entrepreneurs that want to develop, test, and launch new technologies, products, and services that help New Yorkers get where they need to be efficiently and sustainably.

Transition to Zero-Emission Vehicles

Battery-electric. Plug-in hybrid. Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. All these zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) are charging New York toward a sustainable transportation system. Converting from gas-powered vehicles also improves air quality and provides financial savings on fuel and maintenance costs.

New York will require 100% ZEV sales for non-road vehicles by 2035 and medium- and heavy-duty vehicles by 2040. Businesses, public entities, and institutions can access incentives and technical assistance to convert their fleet and install charging and hydrogen fuel stations.

Opportunities vary based on vehicle type and location. Explore the options below to make the switch to zero-emission vehicles.

  • NY Truck Voucher Incentive Program: Provides vouchers and discounts to purchase or lease medium- and heavy-duty ZEV fleet vehicles, including battery electric or hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles.
  • Drive Clean Rebate: Offers rebates of up to $2,000 for new electric vehicle purchases or leases that may be combined with a Federal Tax Credit of up to $7,500.
  • Charging Station Programs: Includes funding opportunities and incentives from New York State and utilities to install charging stations and hydrogen fuel filling stations.

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