Charge Ready NY 2.0
Bring new customers to your business, attract, and retain employees and tenants, and do your part to make New York State’s environment cleaner by installing electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at your site today.
Charge Ready NY 2.0 offers incentives to public, private and not-for-profit organizations that install Level 2 EV charging stations at workplaces, multi-unit dwellings (MUD’s) or public facilities that are owned and operated by municipal or state government entities. NYSERDA provides incentives on a per-port basis at varying amounts, based on location type and whether or not is it located within a Disadvantaged Community (DAC):
- $4,000 per charging port installed at a public facility (must be located within a DAC)
- $2,000 per charging port installed at a workplace or multi-unit dwelling location.
An additional incentive of $500 per port may be awarded for eligible charging equipment installed at a workplace or MUD location if located within a DAC. A searchable map of disadvantaged communities in New York State can be found on NYSERDA’s website at https://nyserda.ny.gov/ny/disadvantaged-communities.
Charging stations installed in assigned parking spaces reserved for the exclusive use of an individual driver or reserved for fleet vehicles will only be eligible for $1,000 per port.
Bonus Incentive Program: The Charge Ready NY 2.0 program will also offer bonus incentives to equipment owners at workplace and MUD locations who complete additional actions to promote EV adoption in their own fleets or with their employees/tenants. Workplace and MUD locations are eligible for bonus incentives of varying amounts depending on workplace/MUD size.
Incentives will be paid upon completion of the installation of charging equipment and the provision of appropriate documentation. Charging stations typically have one or two plugs, or charging ports, per station. Level 2 stations typically provide up to 25 miles of electric range to cars for each hour they are charging.
How Does the Rebate Work?
- Select an eligible charging station and network service provider
- Applicants for the Charge Ready 2.0 incentive may be the Equipment Owner or the Installer of the charging equipment on behalf of the Equipment Owner. Charging station applicants can sign up to participate in Charge Ready NY 2.0.
- Pre-Installation Applications: If you are applying before you install your charging station (pre-installation application), you must submit initial documents to NYSERDA. Upon approval, NYSERDA will reserve funds for your project, and you will have 180 days to install your station(s) and submit final documentation. Documents required for pre-installation approval include:
- a building permit
- at least one installation quote
- a signed Site Host Agreement
- a signed Equipment Owner Agreement
- a signed Installer Agreement (if the Installer is the applicant)
- Post-Installation Applications: If you have installed your charging station within the last 90 days and the installation date is after the Program Effective Date, you can apply and submit all documentation in one submission. Documents required for final approval are listed on page 14 of the Program Implementation Manual [PDF].
- Once the charging stations are completed, all required documentation has been submitted, reviewed, and approved, you will receive your incentive from NYSERDA.
- Charge Ready NY rebates can be combined with the New York State tax credit for installing charging stations. The tax credit is applied after deducting the funding you receive from NYSERDA. Information can be found here .
- Equipment Owners may be eligible for Federal tax credits for installing charging stations. Information can be found here
- You can find all program rules in the Charge Ready NY Program Implementation Manual[PDF]. Other documents, forms, and resources can be found under Program Resources.
Where Can I Install My Charging Station?
Any public, private or not-for-profit entity is eligible. Charging stations must be installed at one of the following types of locations:
- Public Facility: MUST BE LOCATED WITHIN A DISADVANTAGED COMMUNITY. If located on municipal property, the cost to park at an EV only space cannot exceed the municipality’s on-street parking rate. A Public facility must have at least twenty (20) parking spaces that are open to the general public at least twelve hours per day, for at least five days per week. Examples include municipal parking lots, on-street parking on public right-of-way, government buildings, public libraries, municipal and state parks, municipal recreation centers, and other similar locations.
- Workplace: Location with parking that has at least twenty (20) parking spaces which primarily serve (>50%) employees who work at or nearby the place of work. Workplace sites must have a minimum of twenty (20) employees regularly working at the site. Examples include office buildings, universities, schools, hospitals, and other similar facilities.
- Multi-unit dwelling (MUD): Location with parking that has at least twenty (20) parking spaces that primarily serves a MUD with ten (10) or more connected housing units. Examples include apartment buildings, condominiums, and co-ops. Motels/hotels will also be considered a MUD site.
Charging stations must be “networked,” or able to connect to a network that can collect data and process payments. Additional site requirements are described in the Program Implementation Manual [PDF].
Charging stations at MUD locations with fewer than ten (10) connected housing units, including single-family homes, or at workplaces with fewer than twenty (20) employees are NOT eligible. Projects that have received funding for charging equipment from any of the below programs are ineligible for Charge Ready NY 2.0:
- NYSDEC’s Municipal Zero-Emission Vehicle (ZEV) and ZEV Infrastructure Rebate Program
- NYPA’s ReCharge NY Workplace Program
- Federal programs that offer grant funding for EV charging stations, such as the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program and the Charging and Fueling Infrastructure (CFI) Discretionary Grant Program
- Any other NYSERDA initiatives that provide incentives for installing charging equipment, such as the Clean Energy Communities program.
- Charging equipment funded entirely (100%) by third parties is not eligible to receive incentives. This includes charging equipment provided to the Equipment Owner by automakers, Electrify America, and other entities.
Charging station owners must install charging stations that have been approved by NYSERDA and are listed on the Charge Ready NY 2.0 Eligible Charging Equipment and Networks list. Charging stations must be installed at an eligible New York State location that meets the requirements in the section above and in the Implementation Manual. Charging stations must be installed after the Program Effective Date and must remain in operation for at least five years.
The Equipment Owner must set up access to usage data through the Network Services Vendor for the duration of the five (5) years and also made available to NYSERDA. All charging station data provided to NYSERDA through these charging stations will be the joint property of NYSERDA and the network provider. NYSERDA shall have the right to use, duplicate, or disclose the charging station data, in whole or in part, in any manner and for any purpose whatsoever, and to permit others to do so. Network Service Vendors, NYSERDA, or the Program Administrator will be able to provide instructions for establishing NYSERDA as an administrator with data access. NYSERDA may, on an annual basis, survey Equipment Owners to obtain information about operating Charging Equipment and any problems encountered including, but not limited to, parts availability, warranty service, maintenance, and repair issues.
Inspection of Completed Projects
NYSERDA maintains the integrity of its program through an independent Standards and Quality Assurance team, which manages the Quality Assurance (QA) system for the program. The QA program has several components, including a review of qualifications and credentials, paperwork audits, establishment of program standards, and comprehensive field inspections. Field inspections include verification of the application scope of work, accuracy of the site conditions, comparison of installation to submitted design, application meets applicable code, and the overall delivered quality and operation of the electric vehicle charging equipment.
NYSERDA may select any completed project at any point in the future for a field inspection based on customer complaints, warranty-related issues, or otherwise. All equipment owners and installers are encouraged to perform in-house quality control of their projects.
For more information about the Charge Ready NY 2.0 program, please contact [email protected] or 866-595-7917.
How Much Money Is Available?
NYSERDA has committed $12 million for Charge Ready NY 2.0. You can track the amount of available funds remaining as the money is committed.