Charge NY Drive Clean Rebate Initiative


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). 


Program at a Glance

Program Goals

Promote adoption of zero-emission vehicles and reduce greenhouse gas emissions

CSE's Role

Administer the statewide rebate initiative and provide outreach and support to auto dealer associations, dealerships and manufacturers


Electric Vehicles (EVs)
EV Charging Infrastructure

Key Partners

New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, Essense Partners (marketing)

State Policies Supported

Multi-State Zero-Emission Vehicles Action Plan, Charge NY

Impact Statement

Accelerate purchase or lease of electric vehicles in the State and improve air quality