I received an announcement from NY Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) this morning about a rebate program available to NY municipalities for Zero-Emission Vehicles (ZEV) & ZEV Infrastructure. According to the DEC announcement, this $3 million program is available to counties, cities, towns and villages of New York. Under the program, municipalities are eligible for reimbursement of up to $5,000 per vehicle for purchase or leasing of eligible clean vehicles, and up to $250,000 per facility for installation of eligible Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) or hydrogen fuel cell infrastructure. Here are some of the details:
DEC is now accepting applications for rebates, to be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis within individual rebate categories until December 31, 2016. After this date, any remaining funds will be pooled and rebates will be made on a first-come, first-served basis regardless of category through March 31, 2017, or until the funds are exhausted.
Full program details are outlined in the Request for Applications found in the Grants Gateway Grant Opportunity Portal.
For specific questions about the clean vehicle/ZEV infrastructure rebates, email ZEVrebate@dec.ny.gov or contact DEC’s Office of Climate Change at 518-402-8448.