NYSERDA - Drive Clean Rebate

May 15, 2023


Launched in March 2017, the Drive Clean Rebate is a point-of-sale (at the dealership) rebate of up to $2,000 towards the purchase or lease of a new electric or plug-in hybrid car. The rebate is available to all NY state residents, businesses, and government entities. To receive this rebate, simply purchase a qualifying electric car from a participating dealership, the rebate will be applied during payment. A 36-month lease term or ownership requirement exists for this rebate.

Currently, there are more than 60 car models that qualify for the Drive Clean Rebate (view the list of eligible car models here). New models are added when they become available for sale within the state.

Rebates are based on the battery-only range of the car. Current Drive Clean Rebates for electric cars purchased after June 30, 2021 by battery-only range, are listed below.

Greater than 200 miles: $2,000

40 to 199 miles: $1,000

Less than 40 miles: $500

Electric cars with MSRP > $42,000: $500

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: State
Category: Financial Incentive
State: New York
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site: https://www.nyserda.ny.gov/All-Programs/Programs/Drive-Clean-Rebate
Administrator: NYSERDA
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Passenger Electric Vehicles
Incentive Amount: $500 - $2,000 based on battery-only range
Maximum Incentive: $2,000


This program has 1 incentives
Technologies: Passenger Electric Vehicles
Sectors: Commercial, Local Government, Nonprofit, Residential, State Government, Federal Government, Tribal Government
Parameters: The incentive has a minimum of $2000.00


Name: Drive Clean Rebate Program Administrator
Organization: NYSERDA
Phone: (866) 595-7917
Email: NYDriveClean@energycenter.org

This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.