Upstate New York
Programs and Rebates
New York's goal is to have 850,000 EVs on its roads by 2025. Are you ready to join the count? Check out the programs and incentives below, which make it easier for you to go electric.
Interested in installing EV charging stations at your business or multi-unit dwelling?
National Grid can help.
Learn how you can install EV charging at little or no cost.
National Grid Programs and Incentives
The new National Grid EV Charge Smart Plan will offer enrollment incentives and EV charging subscriptions to residential customers for at-home charging as well as assistance for charging installation. Participants can earn bill savings by allowing us to shift the charging of their vehicles to times that are more beneficial to the grid providing environmental benefits for all of our customers in upstate NY. Visit the program page for complete details.
Upstate NY customers can reduce their costs with the voluntary time-of-use rate (SC-1 VTOU) by charging their electric vehicles during the off-peak hours of 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. Most EVs can be easily programmed to charge during these hours using an onboard tinier, mobile app, outlet timer or EV charging station.
Learn more on VTOU
We understand that often the most convenient and affordable place to charge your electric vehicle is at home. Customers can increase their speed of home charging on average from 4 RPH (Range Per Hour) to 25 RPH by upgrading from a 120V Level 1 charger to a 240V Level 2 charging station.
Following are links to help you find a qualified residential contractor to install a Level 2 charging station at your home.
- Joint Utilities of New York Approved Contractors: https://jointutilitiesofny.org/ev/make-ready/approved-contractors
- Department of Transportation Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Training Program (EVITP) Certified Contractors: https://evitp.org/newyork
- New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA): https://www.nyserda.ny.gov/Contractors/Find-a-Contractor
*Customers are only eligible to participate in one of the above available programs.
The Charge NY initiative offers EV buyers the Drive Clean Rebate of up to $2,000 for new car purchases or leases.
Learn more on State incentives.
Drivers of most EVs can qualify for discounts on NYS Thruway tolls through the Thruway Authority's Green Pass Discount Plan and at bridges and tunnels in New York City through the Port Authority's Green Pass Program. Additionally, the Clean Pass Program allows these drivers to use high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes when driving alone.