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Your choice to drive electric improves New Jersey’s air quality
and helps slow climate change.

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Vehicle Basics

Between all of the different acronyms, it’s easy to get confused. Here we have a basic breakdown of the main types of electric vehicles that either plug in or have no harmful tailpipe emissions.

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Charging

There are many options when it comes to charging your electric vehicle. This information will reveal the types of charging stations, where to find one, information on the cleanliness of the NJ grid, and charging resources.

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Incentives to Drive Green

There are many different federal and state incentives to make the transition easier. Explore Electric Vehicle Affordability with calculators that determines your personal cost. "It Pay$ to Plug In", provides grants to offset the cost of electric vehicle charging stations.

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Policy Initiatives

Learn about the policy initiatives New Jersey is developing to support the electrification of the transportation sector to meet State’s 2050 greenhouse gas goal.

Recent News

NEW! New Jersey makes $13.4 million investment in RGGI funds for electric buses and truck for overburdened communities
NEW! 2021-22 Fuel Economy Estimates are now available
NEW! Red Bank joins Jersey City and Princeton as NJ's third community in Destination Electric, which highlights local businesses, venues and attractions that are close to public charging stations

Click here for more information on Destination Electric in New Jersey.

NEW! Successful NJBPU Charge Up New Jersey Electric Vehicle Incentive Program expends funds ahead of schedule, moving State closer to electric vehicle goal
NEW! A statewide municipal ordinance is now in effect

A statewide municipal ordinance is now in effect that streamlines the local approval process for EV charging stations and requires new multi family buildings, garages and parking lots to be "ready" for EV charging stations. This is another important step toward electrifying New Jersey's transportation sector.

Click here to view the municipal ordinance

NEW! Murphy Administration charges toward an electric vehicle future, including new effort to encourage EV charging infrastructure in every New Jersey Municipality
NEW! Electric Vehicles on New Jersey State Cooperative Purchasing Contract

Click here for a list of the electric vehicles currently available for purchase by public purchasing entities (municipalities, counties, etc.) through New Jersey State Cooperative Purchasing Contracts. Information for each vehicle includes make and model, vehicle type (SUV, crossover, sedan, minivan, etc.), battery range, price, contract/blanket number, and vendor.

Buying electric vehicles using New Jersey's State Cooperative Purchasing Contracts can speed the procurement process, save money through volume-drive cost reductions, and ensure compliance with the new State regulations such as "pay to play".

NJDEP Rulemaking: Advanced Clean Trucks Program and Fleet Reporting Requirements

NJ DEPARTMENT of ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
AIR QUALITY, ENERGY, AND SUSTAINABILITY
DIVISION OF AIR QUALITY

Notice of Rule Proposal and State Implementation Plan Revision
Advanced Clean Trucks Program and Fleet Reporting Requirements
Proposed Amendments: N.J.A.C. 7:27A-3.10
Proposed New Rules: N.J.A.C. 7:27-31 and 33
PUBLIC NOTICE
Take notice that the NJ Department of Environmental Protection is proposing new Air Pollution Control rules at N.J.A.C. 7:27-31 and 33 and amendments to N.J.A.C. 7:27A-3.10.

This proposed rulemaking is part of a comprehensive strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions statewide. The proposed rulemaking has two major components that focus on reducing emissions of CO2 and other pollutants from the transportation sector. First, the Advanced Clean Trucks Program will require manufacturers of vehicles over 8,500 pounds gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) to participate in a credit/deficit program intended to increase the percentage of zero-emission vehicles sold in New Jersey. By increasing sales of electric vehicles, the Department’s proposed rulemaking will reduce transportation sector emissions of greenhouse gases and other pollutants like nitrogen oxides (NOx) and fine particulate matter (PM2.5). Second, the Fleet Reporting Requirement imposes a one-time reporting requirement intended to obtain information about the in-State operation of fleets of vehicles over 8,500 pounds GVWR that will inform future decisions concerning further emission reductions from the transportation sector. The proposed rulemaking includes penalty provisions at N.J.A.C. 7:27A for the proposed amendments to the Air Pollution Control rules.

The proposal also constitutes a revision to New Jersey’s State Implementation Plan (SIP) for the attainment and maintenance of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for ozone. To the extent that the proposed amendments and new rules impact rules in the SIP, this rulemaking constitutes a revision to the SIP.

The proposal is scheduled to be published in the New Jersey Register dated April 19, 2021. A copy of the proposal is available on the Department’s webpages at: https://www.nj.gov/dep/rules/notices/20210419a.html and https://www.state.nj.us/dep/aqm/curformp.html, and LexisNexis free public access to the New Jersey Register (https://www.lexisnexis.com/hottopics/njoal).
A public hearing concerning the proposal will be conducted virtually via the Department’s video conferencing software on Thursday, May 20, 2021, at 9:00 A.M.

Please join the meeting from your computer, tablet, or smartphone.
Click here to join the meeting

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (856) 338-7074,

Phone Conference ID: 991 084 62#
Written comments are due by June 18, 2021. The Department encourages electronic submittal of comments. Written comments may be submitted electronically at www.nj.gov/rules/comments. In the alternative, comments may be submitted on paper to:

Alice A. Previte, Esq.
ATTN: DEP Docket No. 05-21-03
NJ Department of Environmental Protection
Office of Legal Affairs
Mail Code 401-04L; PO Box 402
401 East State Street, 7th Floor
Trenton, NJ 08625-0402


Electric Vehicle Resources for Local Government

The Electric Vehicle Resources for Local Government contains weblinks and resources to help local governments integrate electric vehicles into their fleets and communities. Includes incentives, procurement tools, policy and planning support, Sustainable Jersey resources, and resources for residents.


New Jersey's Energy Master Plan

New Jersey’s Energy Master Plan outlines key strategies to reduce energy consumption and emissions from the transportation sector, including encouraging electric vehicle adoption, electrifying transportation systems, leveraging technology to reduce emissions and miles traveled, and prioritizing clean transportation options in underserved communities to reach the Murphy Administration’s goal of 100 percent clean energy by 2050. Transportation is the largest source of climate pollution in New Jersey, and emissions from cars and light-trucks account for about 30% of the state’s total hydrocarbons and oxides of nitrogen emissions which contributes to the formation of ground-level ozone or "smog" during the summer months. You can help reduce air pollution and shrink your carbon footprint when you purchase your next vehicle. Make the drive green choice.



Partnership to Plug In

On June 3, 2019, Governor Murphy announced the New Jersey Partnership to Plug-in, a first-of-its-kind, statewide partnership to build out the necessary infrastructure to support electric vehicles in New Jersey. The Partnership aligns state agency roles through a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that requires the goals of the partnership be incorporated in the RGGI Strategic Funding Plan, and directs the Agencies to use the RGGI funds, to extent authorized by law and regulation, to further the MOU goals.


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Transportation and Climate Initiative

The Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI) is a regional collaboration of 12 Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states and the District of Columbia that seeks to improve transportation, develop the clean energy economy and reduce carbon emissions from the transportation sector. The participating states are: Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Virginia.

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DEP Mobile Source Programs

The Bureau of Mobile Sources protects public health and the environment by reducing air pollution from motor vehicles, engines, and the fuels used to operate them, and by encouraging travel choices that minimize emissions. We are also responsible for implementing statewide, comprehensive Inspection and Maintenance (I/M) emissions testing for motor vehicles. By reducing mobile source emissions, New Jersey’s communities are more liveable.


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Transportation in the 2019 Energy Master Plan (EMP)

On January 27, 2020, Governor Murphy unveiled the state’s Energy Master Plan , which outlines key strategies to reach the Administration’s goal of 100 percent clean energy by 2050. The EMP comprehensively addresses New Jersey’s energy system, including electricity generation, transportation, and buildings, and their associated greenhouse gas emissions and related air pollutants. For the first time, the state’s EMP includes a robust set of strategies for reducing energy consumption and emissions from the transportation sector.

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