Electric Vehicles

Dealers are 'All In' on EVs


Local Franchised Auto Dealers are 'All In' on EVs


Getting millions of consumers into millions of new electric vehicles is a monumental task and the best way to meet this goal is to leverage the network of local new car dealers. Dealerships already exist in communities everywhere, offering sales, service, financing and help through the sales process. Certified technicians service cars and trucks every day to keep vehicles on the road.

Members of the Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association and all dealers across New York State are ready now.


The auto industry and federal and state governments have big plans to promote EV adoption, through tax incentives and expanded goals for low- or zero-emission vehicles. And as EVs move from the luxury or niche segments into the mass market, local dealerships are stepping up to help consumers purchase, finance, and service these vehicles.

The best way to achieve the government and automaker goals for EV adoption is to leverage the nations local dealerships and their skilled employees. Local dealerships like those here in New York State are already investing millions of dollars in electric charging infrastructure, new equipment, and tools, and in training technicians and salespeople to be experts on these products.


  1. There are over 1 million electric vehicles on the road in the USA.

  2. The range of EVs has been increasing year-over-year. The median range of electric vehicles exceeded 250 miles in 2020 – a 118% increase over the median range of 2018 BEVs.

  3. Today there are nearly 50,000 public charging stations in the U.S. with a total of 109,034 ports (There are approximately 115, 000 gas stations in the U.S).

  4. U.S. drivers on average drive only 29 miles per day.

  5. At the end of 2020, 55 EV models were for sale in the U.S. – with at least 25 new models from major automakers expected by the end of 2022.

  6. Consumers purchasing a qualifying EV are eligible for a federal income tax credit of up to $7,500 and up to $2,000 in New York State incentives.

What's Next?


Zero Emission Vehicles Act of 2019

The federal Zero Emission Vehicles Act of 2019 (“Federal ZEV Act”), introduced in May 2019 in both the House (H.R. 2764) and the Senate (S.1487), would require auto manufacturers to sell a minimum of 50% zero emission vehicles by 2030, and 100% zero emission vehicles by 2040.


12 States going EV-only by 2035

New York, California, New Mexico, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Maine, Hawaii, Connecticut, Oregon, North Carolina, Rhode Island, and Washington have announced that they plan to ban the sales of gas-powered cars by 2035.


The world goes electric, too

There are 13 countries including Britain that have announced plans to ban the sale of gas-powered cars by 2035.


Future Plans

In 2021, at least four traditional automakers announced plans to transform their portfolio of passenger vehicles from internal combustion engines to full battery electric vehicles with 2025 as a transitioning year and 2040 as a target for ending all gas engine vehicle production.

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