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More than 5,750 electric car rebates approved in New York in first year

Staff Writer | March 22, 2018
More than 5,750 consumers in New York have received rebates to buy electric cars in New York since the State's Drive Clean Rebate was launched one year ago.
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Empire State   Drive Clean Rebate Program
The initiative provides residents with a rebate of up to $2,000 for the purchase or lease of a new electric car from participating dealers.

The rebate program supports Governor Cuomo's ambitious goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 40 percent by 2030.

Rebates have been approved in all 62 counties across New York State. Approximately 32 percent of the approved rebates were submitted by Long Island consumers, followed by drivers in the Mid-Hudson Valley.

Since the Drive Clean Rebate was announced in March of 2017, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, which administers the initiative, has approved more than $7.5 million in rebates for New Yorkers who purchased 35 different types of cars.