Alternative Fuel Infrastructure

PE06.12 - Alternative Fuel Infrastructure

Alternative-fuel vehicles can help increase energy security, improve fuel economy, lower fuel costs, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Charging stations are being installed at a wide variety of locations across New York State. This action is an attempt to identify sites suited to hosting charging and fueling stations for clean vehicles.

The Task Force is currently working on identifying locations in Columbia County that have adequate Electrical Grid capacity and enough traffic to support DC Fast Chargers. We are reaching out to municipal leaders to help us identify private businesses and land owners interested in learning more about the siting process and funding opportunities. If you are a business owner or a town official and interested in learning more, please let us know:

Charlotte Shipley charges her electric car in a Cincinnati Ohio garage - 1912

Links to EV Charging Incentive Programs:

(Currently closed)

Provides grants to NYS municipalities to install Level 2 and DCFC electric vehicle chargers and hydrogen fuel filling station components that are primarily for public use.

Provides incentives for the purchase and installation of Level 2 charging equipment.

Applicants may be public or private, for-profit or not-for-profit entities.

A tax credit of 30%, up to $100,000 for business properties, or $1,000 for personal use properties (main home).

A tax credit of 50%, up to $5,000 for businesses and individuals.

Charging and Fueling Infrastructure Discretionary Grant Program.

Available to State and local governments, agencies, special districts, and more. (Not for private entities)

Can provide 50% (non-public), 90% (public) or up to 100% (public in a DAC) of electric infrastructure costs associated with installing EV charging.

If you own an EV you may also be eligible for lower electric rates if you charge during off-peak hours:

National Grid VTOU and TOU

NYSEG Time of Use Service Rate

Central Hudson Time-Of-Use Billing

Local government incentives available under Inflation Reduction Act (IRA)

Local Governments and Not-For-Profits that normally aren't eligible for tax credits may be able to apply for Elective-Pay credits under IRA proposed rules. These credits will be available for a variety of clean energy projects including Commercial Clean Vehicles and alternative fuel vehicle refueling and charging equipment.

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