Electric Vehicles

Buying an electric car is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint. Right now, you can take advantage of tax incentives and rebates to save significantly.

Federal Tax Incentive

Receive up to a $7,500 federal income tax credit when you file your 1040 with the Internal Revenue Service when you purchase an electric car.

New York State Drive Clean Rebate

Whether you buy or lease an electric car, you may be entitled to a rebate of up to $2,000 at the point-of-sale. Check out New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) program website for more information, including available vehicles, rebate amount, and participating dealers.

Special Dealer Discount: Nissan New Rochelle

Now through January 2, 2020, you can save an additional $5,000 on a 2019 Nissan Leaf or up to $2,500 on a 2019 Nissan Leaf Plus.

Nissan New Rochelle and Sustainable Westchester are partnering to offer special rebates if you live, work, or go to school in Westchester County. These rebates combined with Federal and State incentives result in significant savings.

To take advantage of this offer:

  1. Fill out the Sustainable Westchester form at the bottom of the page to receive a program certificate.
  2. Bring the certificate, this flyer, and proof of residence, place of work or school to Nissan New Rochelle at 2533 Palmer Avenue in New Rochelle.

Be sure to follow us on Facebook for the latest deals as we post them when we hear about them! Also, check out the resource links below for helpful information on electric cars.

Additional Resources

Union of Concerned Scientists Report

Not convinced? Cleaner Cars From Cradle to Grave: How Electric Cars Beat Gasoline Cars on Lifetime Global Warming Emissions

Sierra Club EV Guide:

A great place for people to find out what EV will fit their needs and price point. Offers EV specs about what cars are on the market, where they’re available, the MPGe and range per charge.


EV Calculator:

This NYSERDA tool compares fuel cost comparison of the EV of your choice and the gas-powered car of your choice by using the amount you pay for electricity per month and the amount you drive per day. It also tallies the pounds of emissions saved per year using an Electric Vehicle.

Sierra Club, Georgetown Climate Center, Acadia Law Center Report:

Charging Up: The Role of States, Utilities, and the Auto Industry in Dramatically Accelerating Electric Vehicle Adoption in Northeast and Mid-Atlantic States