Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that $5 million is available as part of the first rebate designed for the installation of electric vehicle charging stations at workplaces, office buildings, apartment buildings, and public locations such as theaters, malls and parks.
Administered by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, the new Charge Ready NY initiative provides a $4,000 rebate per charging port for public or private employers, building owners, municipalities and non-profit organizations to install Level 2 charging stations.
Depending on installation costs and the model/make of the charging station, installers can save up to 80 percent of a typical installation’s total cost.
Level 2 stations provide up to 25 miles of electric range to cars for each hour they are charging.
Charging stations must be installed at a public parking lot with at least 10 spaces open to the general public at least 12 hours per day for at least five days per week; A workplace with at least 10 parking spaces or; multi-unit housing with at least eight parking spaces that serve a building with five or more units,.
“New York continues to lead the nation in reducing our carbon footprint by aggressively investing in clean transportation methods,” Governor Cuomo said.
“By expanding public access to electric vehicle charging stations, this program will make it more affordable for New Yorkers to make the switch to an environmentally friendly electric vehicle, resulting in a cleaner, greener New York for all.”
The transportation sector is one of the largest producers of energy related greenhouse gas emissions in New York State.
In a bid to support the expansion of electric vehicles, the state offers such programs as the Drive Clean Rebate that offers a $2,000 rebate for for New Yorkers who buy a new or leased electric car.