Gov. Hochul invests millions in the program for the Drive Clean Rebate
White Plains, New York – Governor Hochul made preparations for New York State’s transition to electric vehicles while in White Plains on Thursday.
After Vice President Biden unveiled a $5 billion proposal to build a network of electric vehicle charging stations, she made that announcement.
The governor claims that $175,000 of the $5 billion will be allocated to New York for the addition of charging stations to the state’s 14 interstates.
She also disclosed that she will be investing an additional $10 million in the Drive Clean Rebate program, which offers discounts to buyers of electric cars.
The governor is also requesting action from the Department of Environmental Conservation so that by 2035, all new SUVs, pickup trucks, and passenger automobiles sold in New York State would have zero emissions.
Additionally, she made a specific note of electric school buses.
“New York is a national climate leader and an economic powerhouse, and we’re using our strength to help spur innovation and implementation of zero-emission vehicles on a grand scale,” Hochul said. “With sustained state and federal investments, our actions are incentivizing New Yorkers, local governments, and businesses to make the transition to electric vehicles. We’re driving New York’s transition to clean transportation forward, and today’s announcement will benefit our climate and the health of our communities for generations to come.”