The initiative wasn't exactly on the fast track. April 1st was the deadline for launching the program -- the state clearly put this off until the last minute, and staff at New York's Energy Research and Development Authority are still hashing out the details of the rebate. Still, it could be vital if it goes according to plan. New York represents one of the larger potential markets for electric cars outside of California, and the added incentive could be important for the Chevy Bolt, Tesla Model 3 and future EVs just affordable enough that even $2,000 could make a big difference. It's particularly important for the Model 3, whose pre-orders are strong enough that you may not get a federal credit at all if you ordered relatively late.
This post by Jon Fingas originally appeared on Engadget, your guide for this connected life.