New York City has received $3m in state funding to help the city purchase zero emission vehicles – such as hydrogen fuel cell vehicles – and install related infrastructure. The funding announcement was made by Governor Andrew Cuomo.
The grants, administrated by the State Department of Environmental Conservation and supported by the state’s Environmental Protection Fund, will advance the Governor’s climate change goals and clean transportation initiatives by reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
“New York is making tremendous strides in reducing greenhouse gas emissions from all sectors by transitioning to cleaner power sources,” said Governor Cuomo.
“We are investing in infrastructure and resources to advance and promote the use of zero emission vehicles in communities across the state,” said Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul.
“This funding continues our aggressive efforts to support clean energy projects and initiatives to combat climate change to ensure a cleaner and green environment for future generations.”
The funding administrated by DEC through the New York State Grants Gateway includes:
Clean Vehicles Rebates: $500,000
Rebates are available to municipalities that purchase an eligible, clean vehicle placed into municipal service at a dealership in New York on or after 1st July (2019). Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, plug-in hybrid, or all-electric vehicles with a 10- to 50-mile electric range are eligible for rebates of $2,500.
DEC will accept applications until 24th July (2020), or until funding is exhausted, whichever occurs first.
ZEV Infrastructure Grants: $2,500,000
Grants are available to municipalities to install hydrogen filling station components or electric vehicle supply equipment that is level 2 or direct current fast charge. A 20% local match based of a total project cost is required. Maximum grant amounts of $250,00 for any facility and $500,000 to any one municipality.
DEC will accept applications until 29th May (2020), or until funding is exhausted, whichever occurs first.
“By purchasing low-emission vehicles and infrastructure, municipalities will be able to jump-start their commitments to pursue cleaner transportation and help reduce greenhouse gas emissions whilst boosting energy efficiency and saving money in their own communities,” said Gil Quiniones, President of New York Power Authority.