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Tax incentives and/or other rebates, credits, incentives or related initiaves for drivers of alternative fuel vehicles or for other uses of alternative fuel in New York.
A low-speed vehicle is defined as a limited use automobile or truck that has a maximum speed greater than 20 miles per hour (mph) but not more than 25 mph and has a gross vehicle weight rating less than 3,000 pounds. All low-speed vehicles must comply with the safety standards established in Title 49 of the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations, section 571.500. (Reference New York Vehicle and Traffic Law 121-f)
Through the Clean Pass Program, eligible plug-in electric and hybrid electric vehicles may use the Long Island Expressway HOV lanes, regardless of the number of occupants in the vehicle. Vehicles must display the Clean Pass vehicle sticker, which is available from the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles. This exemption expires September 30, 2019. For a list of eligible vehicles and Clean Pass sticker application instructions, see the Clean Pass Program website.
Any motor vehicle equipped with qualified idle reduction technology may exceed the state's vehicle weight limits by up to 400 pounds (lbs.) to compensate for the additional weight of the idle reduction technology. The vehicle's operator must maintain written certification of the device's weight and proof that it is fully functional and must provide this proof to a law enforcement officer upon request. Any NGV may exceed the limits by up to 2,000 lbs. (Reference New York Vehicle and Traffic Law 385)
An AFV powered by propane or natural gas may only use Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) tunnels and the lower level of the George Washington Bridge if the vehicle conforms to applicable federal regulations and industry standards, displays required markings to identify its alternative fuel system, and has a fuel capacity that does not exceed 150 pounds. For more information, see the PANYNJ Truckers' Resources website.
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) provides incentives for alternative fuel trucks, alternative fuel buses, and diesel emission controls. Incentives are released on a staggered schedule and are distributed based on the following criteria:
|Technology Type||Garage Location||Eligible Entities||Incentive Amount|
|Class 3-8 Battery Electric Trucks & Buses||Statewide nonattainment or maintenance area||Public, private, and non-profit fleets||80% of the incremental cost, up to $150,000 per vehicle|
|Class 2-8 Battery Electric Trucks & Buses||New York City||Private and non-profit fleets||80% of the incremental cost, up to $60,000 per vehicle|
|Class 3-8 Compressed Natural Gas Trucks & Buses||New York City||Private and non-profit fleets||80% of the incremental cost, up to $50,000 per vehicle|
|Class 3-8 Hybrid Electric Trucks & Buses||New York City||Private and non-profit fleets||80% of the incremental cost, up to $40,000 per vehicle|
|Diesel Emission Reduction Equipment||New York City||Private and non-profit fleets||80% of the cost of purchase and installation, up to $500,000 per recipient|
Eligible vehicles must be in operation 70% of the time and be garaged in the program area. Funding for this program is not currently available (verified November 2018). For information about voucher availability and vehicle eligibility, see the NYSERDA New York Truck Voucher Incentive Program website.
Port drayage trucks must meet or exceed Model Year 2007 engine federal emissions standards to access the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey (PANYNJ) marine terminals. Drayage trucks operating on liquefied or compressed natural gas, electricity, or hybrid electric technology are exempt from these requirements. For purposes of this rule, drayage trucks are defined as on-road vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating of 33,001 pounds or greater and intended to load, unload, or transport cargo from PANYNJ terminals. Additional rules apply. For more information, see the PANYNJ website.
Vehicles powered exclusively by electricity are exempt from state motor vehicle emissions inspections. For more information, see the New York Vehicle Inspection Program (NYVIP2) website. (Reference New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Regulations Chapter III, Part 217-6)
Under the voluntary TOU rate, residential customers will pay a reduced price for electricity used during the designated off-peak period. Customers who register a PEV with Con Edison and are participating in the voluntary TOU rate are guaranteed to pay no more than the standard electric rate for one year after registration with Con Edison. For more information, including how to enroll, see the Electric Vehicles & Your Bill website.
Vehicles eligible for the New York Clean Pass Program, including PEVs and hybrid electric vehicles, receive a discounted toll rate on all Port Authority of New York & New Jersey (PANYNJ) off-peak hour crossings. Vehicles must register with E-ZPass New York. Drivers of qualified vehicles may also receive a 10% discount on established E-ZPass accounts with proof of registration. This exemption expires September 30, 2019. For more information, including a complete list of eligible vehicles and application instructions, see the PANYNJ E-ZPass and Green Pass Discount Plan websites.
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) provides rebates of up to $2,000 for the purchase or lease of a new eligible PEV. An eligible vehicle must:
Rebate amounts vary based on a vehicle's all-electric range and manufacturer's suggested retail price. For more information, see NYSERDA's Drive Clean Rebate website.