NYSERDA Cites Other States Offering $500 to $6,000
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority is looking for help in crafting and running an electric vehicle rebate program. The agency notes that the state legislature has directed it to develop zero emission vehicle incentives, and that the 2016-2017 budget includes money for a ZEV rebate initiative.
NYSERDA wants a contractor top assist in evaluating its options “and, if New York State chooses to pursue a rebate program, to administer such a program.”
Up to $700,000 in NYSERDA funding is available.
The agency points out that New York is one of ten states that have adopted California’s ZEV Program regulations, and that under a program dubbed ChargeNY it has established a goal of deploying 3,000 EVSE/electric vehicle supply equipment charging stations to support the 40,000 ZEVs required by the ZEV rules by 2018.
EVSE Support Is in Place
But, “While New York State has worked to break down market barriers to ZEV adoption by increasing infrastructure availability, developing appropriate supportive policies and regulations, and broadening customer awareness,” NYSERDA says, the state “has not offered rebates or other financial incentives for purchasing ZEVs.
“About ten other states offer cash incentives on top of the federal income tax credits available for ZEV purchases, ranging from about $500 to $6,000.”
Depending on the mix of plug-in hybrids and all-electric vehicles, the agency says, the ZEV regulations call for the sale of approximately 10,000 ZEVs in New York State in the next 12 months, and approximately 15,000 ZEVs in the following 12 months. “This is a steep increase from the 3,000 to 4,000 ZEV sales per year in New York State from 2013 to 2015.
NYSERDA envisions a phase one exploratory phase, during which the contractor would provide guidance on program design and methods to engage such stakeholders as OEMs, car dealers, and car buyers. During the second phase, the contractor “would implement a rebate application and verification system, raise awareness of the rebate program among key stakeholders, and conduct and analyze program participant surveys.”
Proposals under NYSERDA RFP 3239 are due May 3.
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