CSE is the statewide administrator for the Charge NY Drive Clean Rebate initiative that aims to increase the adoption of electric vehicles by consumers and fleet managers in New York State. The initiative supports greenhouse gas reduction goals through greater use of zero-emission vehicles. It provides point-of-sale rebates up to $2,000 for new plug-in hybrid electric cars and all-electric cars.
In addition to processing rebate applications, CSE provides outreach and education to help dealerships and manufacturers participate in the initiative. The initiative is managed by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA).