On January 17, 2020 Governor Murphy signed landmark legislation to boost the use of plug-in electric vehicles in New Jersey. The law:
Creates a rebate program for electric vehicles purchases. Consumers will receive up to $5,000 when they buy or lease an all-electric or plug-in hybrid vehicle with an MSRP below $55,000 in New Jersey. The point-of-sale rebate will equal $25.00 per mile of electric-only range, up to the $5,000 per vehicle maximum. The Board of Public Utilities The Board of Public Utilities will launch the 10-year, $300 million rebate program by July 2020.
Sets aggressive goals for NJ’s network of public charging stations. Goals include 400 public fast charging stations at 200 locations along major highways and throughout NJ’s communities by 2025,as well as goals for charging stations at multi-family homes and hotels.
Sets aggressive goals for electric vehicle sales. 330,000 electric vehicles shall be registered in NJ by 2025, increasing to 2 million electric vehicles by 2035. By 2040, 85% of all new light duty vehicles sold or leased in NJ shall be electric.
Requires NJ government to lead by example. Twenty-five percent of state-owned non-emergency light duty vehicles shall be electric by 2025, increasing to 100% by 2035. Ten percent of new bus purchases by NJ TRANSIT shall be zero emission buses by 2024, increasing to 50% by 2026 and 100% by 2032 and thereafter. Zero emission buses shall be prioritized for low-income, urban or environmental justice communities.
Authorize the NJ Board of Public Utilities to create an incentive program for in-home EV chargers. The 10-year incentive program can provide up to $500 per person for the purchase and installation of home charging equipment.
For full details on the provisions in the law, see Senate Bill 2252, signed by Governor Murphy on January 17, 2020.
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New Jersey’s draft Energy Master Plan strategizes to reduce emissions from the transportation sector by encouraging electric vehicle adoption, electrifying transportation systems, and leveraging technology to reduce emissions and miles travelled in an effort to achieve 100 percent clean energy by 2050. In New Jersey, emissions from cars and light-trucks account for about 30% of the total hydrocarbons and oxides of nitrogen emissions which contributes to the formation of ground-level ozone or "smog" during the summer months. You can help reduce air pollution, when you purchase a new vehicle. Make the drive green choice to improve our air quality.
On December 18, 2018, nine states, including New Jersey, and the District of Columbia signed a policy statement agreeing the develop a low carbon transportation policy proposal that would cap and reduce carbon emissions from the combustion of transportation fuels. The policy proposal is expected by the end of 2019.
It Pay$ to Plug In provides grants to offset the cost of purchasing and installing electric vehicle charging stations. The program is designed to expand New Jersey’s growing network of electric vehicle infrastructure, allowing residents, businesses, and government agencies to purchase and drive electric vehicles. EVs dramatically reduce vehicle emissions and improve air quality for everyone.
NJDEP wants to recognize the employers in New Jersey that are making their workplaces “Electric Vehicle-Ready”, celebrate their successes, and encourage other employers to follow their lead
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