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If You Sell Electric Vehicles (EVs)
Please Sign Up ASAP for New Incentive Program 


March 22, 2017

Following NYSADA Board Meeting with Governor Andrew M. Cuomo Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul Announces Electric Vehicle Incentive Program In close cooperation with NYSADA and coordinated in association with the scheduling of both NYSADA's Legislative Committee Meeting and Board Meeting, Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul announced the implementation of the New York State Electric Vehicle (EV) Incentive Program yesterday, Tuesday, March 21 at an 11 am press conference at the Albany City Convention Center.

Since the previous week NYSADA had been in ongoing contact with the Governor's staff to make this event a reality. Since the incentive monies were allocated as part of last year's budget, there had been considerable interest and concern on the part of NYSADA as well as EV manufacturer's about when and how the State would officially implement a specific program providing for the incentives. Making this concern all the more acute is that New York State is under a specific Zero Emission Vehicle Mandate requiring that beginning with the 2018 model year, 4 - 5% be either Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV) or Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles.

It was at a "legislative" breakfast for NYSADA's Board of Directors, hosted by Governor Cuomo, yesterday morning (3/21) that he actually made the official announcement concerning this new program and personally invited the NYSADA Board to attend the kick-off press event scheduled for 11 am that same morning.

This new program offers a "point of sale" rebate to customers purchasing or leasing an electric vehicle that ranges from $500 to $2000 depending on the amount of electric range associated with the particular vehicle being purchased or leased.

The program is only open to New York State franchised new car dealers. In addition the consumer or business leasing or purchasing a vehicle must be a resident of New York State. To sign up for the program and for other program specifics go to : 

https://www.nyserda.ny.gov/All-Programs/Programs/Drive-Clean-Rebate/Dealers

Attend NYSERDA's free webinar for auto dealers and learn about a consumer incentive coming soon to help you sell more electric vehicles (EVs). Click on the links below to register. 

Thursday, March 23, 2017 (10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.)
 
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 (1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.) 

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 (1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.)


How Many Used Vehicles With Open Recalls is Your Dealership Being Forced to Hold in Inventory?
NYSADA would like to get an estimate of how many used vehicles each dealership is being forced to hold in their inventory and pay for due to an open recall. The vehicles in question could be stop-sale vehicles or vehicles that your manufacturer has forced your dealership to hold onto or suffer the consequences. An example of this would be that GM is instructing their dealers that they are not allowed to sell a used 2013 Chevrolet Equinox that has an open recall due to the windshield wiper motor. However, the Ford dealership down the street could take the same vehicle in trade and turn around and sell it the same day. NYSADA is trying to identify the depth of this problem.

Currently, there is no law that requires manufacturers to pay dealers for used vehicles that have open recalls and can’t be sold due to manufacturer restrictions. There is a federal requirement that manufacturers must pay their dealers 1% of the value of a new vehicle per month with an open recall. Of course, federal law does not allow a new vehicle with an open recall to be sold until the open recall is repaired. To help the Association understand how large the used vehicle problem is, we have enclosed in this edition of The News a short dealer survey that allows dealerships to list the number of vehicles that they have that fall under this category. Please take the time to fill out this survey and fax it back to the Association at (518) 432-1309 or email it to ed@nysada.com
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AG Issuing Assurance of Discontinuance Demands to Subpoenaed Dealers
Created by NYSADA Staff in 3/6/2017 12:43:00 PM

NYSADA has been provided copies of an Assurance of Discontinuance (AOD) and an offer for AOD to dea... Read More..


New NYSADA Partner Provides Unique Revenue Opportunity for Dealer Members
Created by NYSADA Staff in 3/6/2017 12:45:08 PM

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Please Complete Your NYSADA Economic Impact Survey
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NYSADA Meets with DMV
Created by NYSADA Staff in 3/6/2017 12:48:52 PM

Recently, NYSADA and the State’s regional associations met with Acting DMV Commissioner Terri Egan ... Read More..


Federal Judge Approves Volkswagen’s $1.21 Billion Settlement with US Dealers
Created by NYSADA Staff in 3/6/2017 12:51:02 PM

A U.S. District Judge recently, granted final approval to Volkswagen’s settlement of diesel emissio... Read More..


Express Duplicate Title Service
Created by NYSADA Staff in 3/6/2017 12:53:32 PM

Your State Association’s Express Duplicate Title Service is a benefit available to all NYSADA membe... Read More..


Automotive Executives Meet with President Trump
Created by NYSADA Staff in 3/6/2017 12:55:26 PM

President Donald Trump met with Ford Motor Co. President and CEO Mark Fields, General Motors Co. Ch... Read More..


Use of Urgent Care Centers Can Be Quicker, Better and Cost Effective
Created by NYSADA Staff in 3/6/2017 12:57:50 PM

Use of emergency rooms continues to rise nationally. The cost of care in an emergency room (ER) has... Read More..


Check for California Emissions When Selling Low Mileage Canadian Vehicles
Created by NYSADA Staff in 3/6/2017 1:01:07 PM

Given the current US/Canadian currency exchange rate, used vehicles imported from Canada are findin... Read More..


Centralized Office Pilot Program a Success
Created by NYSADA Staff in 3/6/2017 1:05:38 PM

Safety Group 430 (SG 430) is reminding ALL DEALERS, not just members of SG 430 to be sure the follo... Read More..


All Members (and Family) Should Get Annual Physical & Basic Testing & Screenings
Created by NYSADA Staff in 3/6/2017 1:07:18 PM

The Group Insurance Trust (GIT) urges all its members: i.e. dealers’ employees, spouses and depende... Read More..


Safety Group 430 Distributes Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) Units
Created by NYSADA Staff in 3/6/2017 1:10:13 PM

As a “thank you” and for appreciation of Safety Group 430 renewing members’ safety efforts, promotin... Read More..


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