Quick Links


NYSERDA Drive Clean Rebate Program
Across the country, consumer interest in electric vehicles (EVs) is up, and sales in New York State are growing. The Drive Clean Rebate, offered by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), is a point-of-sale incentive available to encourage even more New York State consumers and fleet operators to purchase EVs. The rebate gives participating car dealers the opportunity to talk to customers about considerable savings on their purchase or lease – up to $2,000. Combined with the current federal tax credit, they can save up to $9,500. 
To offer this rebate, dealers need to:

  • Enroll in the Drive Clean Rebate initiative
  • Reduce the vehicle price by the full amount of the rebate at the point-of-sale
  • Apply for reimbursement online within 60 days of vehicle delivery to the customer
  • Receive payment

As of mid-August, close to 400 New York State new car dealers have signed up to offer the Drive Clean Rebate. A live rebate tracker is available online for you to see how much funding is still available at any time. 

If your dealership sells new EVs and hasn’t yet signed up, click here to submit your enrollment application today! Once your enrollment is approved, you can start offering the rebate to your customers and then apply for reimbursement.

Things to Remember
  • The rebate is only available to New York State residents, businesses, and government entities. Individuals will need proof of residency (usually, a New York driver license).
  • See the list of Drive Clean Rebate eligible cars and rebate amounts on our website. 
  • Purchases and leases are eligible. The original lease term must be at least 36 months.
  • Vehicles must be new.
  • Rebate applications, including all required supporting documentation, need to be submitted online by dealers within 60 days of vehicle delivery.
  • See Dealer Resources to download the Implementation Manual, watch an overview webinar, view frequently asked questions, and more. 

Drive Clean Rebate staff are available to answer any questions. For information, call (866) 595-7917 or email

NYS Dept. Of Labor Raises Maximum Weekly “Comp Benefit Rate” Effective July 1, 2017
Created by NYSADA Staff in 9/5/2017 12:12:21 PM

The New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL) is raising the “maximum weekly workers compensation... Read More..

GIT Solution For Dealers Facing CareConnect Departure
Created by NYSADA Staff in 9/5/2017 12:15:08 PM

The Group Insurance Trust (GIT) has been contacted by dealers who are facing the departure of CareC... Read More..

Paid Family Leave Important Update !!!
Created by NYSADA Staff in 9/5/2017 12:19:01 PM

According to NYS sources and recent news updates regarding The State’s new Paid Family Leave progra... Read More..

Please Join NYSADA in Donating to the Hurricane Harvey NADA Emergency Assistance Fund
Created by NYSADA Staff in 9/5/2017 12:28:20 PM

NYSADA, at the request of Chairman Jeff Haraden and the approval of our Executive Committee have ea... Read More..

Is Your Advertising Trying Too Hard?
Created by NYSADA Staff in 9/5/2017 12:31:49 PM

By Dealer Creative - A NYSADA Partner FUN FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY You’ve probably heard the phrase “F... Read More..

Dealer Hit With Attempted Wire Transfer Scam
Created by NYSADA Staff in 9/5/2017 1:20:08 PM

Recently a dealership was targeted with a wire transfer scam via email. An email was sent to a deal... Read More..

New Employment Eligibility Verification Form Available
Created by NYSADA Staff in 9/5/2017 1:23:51 PM

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services recently issued a revised Form I-9, Employme... Read More..

Emission Standards May Be Relaxed For 2021-2025 Vehicles
Created by NYSADA Staff in 9/5/2017 1:27:55 PM

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Transportation Department recently announced that... Read More..

Growth Of Used Vehicle Sales Will Help Dealers As New Car Sales Decline
Created by NYSADA Staff in 9/5/2017 1:31:28 PM

While the industry continues to absorb the increasing number of off-lease vehicles, the Manheim Use... Read More..

Can I Sell A Vehicle to a Minor?
Created by NYSADA Staff in 9/5/2017 1:36:39 PM

Can I sell a vehicle to a minor? NYSADA receives this phone call on a regular basis. Any vehicle co... Read More..

NADA Chairman: A Good Relationship is a Two-Way Street
Created by NYSADA Staff in 9/5/2017 1:44:34 PM

By NADA Chairman Mark Scarpelli I’m proud to be an auto dealer. I’m proud to work with the manufact... Read More..

Change Your Latitude, Change Your Attitude at NYSADA’s 94th Annual Convention November 8-12
Created by NYSADA Staff in 9/5/2017 1:56:41 PM

The JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort is the convergence of luxury, tranquility and adventure. ... Read More..

NYSADA Writes Letter to GM Expressing Concerns with Recent Dealer Bulletins Involving Non-GM Parts/Accessories and Service Contracts
Created by NYSADA Staff in 9/5/2017 2:03:56 PM

NYSADA has sent a letter to GM North America President Alan Batey expressing concerns that recent G... Read More..


Sat, 23 Sep 2017 05:01:00 -0400

What began as a favor to one employee ended up being extended to almost 40 more people, including children, six dogs, six cats and a pet rat.

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 05:01:00 -0400

Toyota debuts a GR sports car series for Japan and beyond. The U.S. may not get the name, but its future products will get a healthy dose of the line's sporty spirit.

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 05:01:00 -0400

The tepid outlook from one of the world's largest automakers could ripple across the industry by slowing or discouraging the adoption of fuel cell technology, which will require increased global scale and infrastructure investments to catch on.

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 22:38:38 -0400

Consumers Union is pressing the government to publish and require fuel-economy estimates for heavy-duty pickups, after its tests found diesel-powered trucks underperformed gasoline ones.

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 19:34:20 -0400

California may reopen discussions on its greenhouse gas limits for cars and trucks for 2025, so long as automakers and the Trump administration embrace significantly tougher targets the state is seeking for later years.

Copyright 2011 NYS Automobile Dealers Association Inc.   |  Privacy Statement  |  Terms Of Use  Xhtml 1.0  CSS 2.0