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Below are the programs that New Jersey is currently offering in association with electric vehicles and their charging infrastructure.

It Pay$ to Plug In

It Pay$ to Plug In:
NJ’s Electric Vehicle Workplace Charging Grants
Employees spend one-third of their day with their car sitting in the parking lot while working.  This makes workplaces ideal locations for electric vehicle owners to charge throughout the workday.  The Charging Pyramid on the bottom right shows the places electric vehicle drivers charge the most and the commonly used charging infrastructure.
The Workplace Charging Grant Program provides grants to employers to offset the cost of purchasing and installing electric vehicle charging stations.  This program is designed to support and encourage employees to purchase and drive electric vehicles to work, which reduces vehicle emissions.

Upon completion of work in accordance with the eligibility criteria, NJDEP will reimburse each applicant as follows:

  • Up to $250 per Level 1 charging station; and
  • Up to $5,000 per Level 2 charging station.

It Pay$ to Plug In: NJ’s Electric Vehicle Workplace Charging Grants Flyer

For a list of frequently asked questions,
visit the It Pays to Plug In FAQ.

How to apply for a Workplace Charging Grant


Step 1: Complete the Application Form, Certification Checklist, W-9 Form, and sign your business up for NJStart if you haven’t already. Visit the It Pays to Plug In FAQ for answers to the most frequently asked questions.

Step 2: Submit to NJDEP Bureau of Mobile Sources at

Step 3: If the grant application is approved, NJDEP will provide and execute a grant agreement with the applicant.

Step 4: Install charging station(s) within one calendar year of NJDEP application approval.

Step 5: Complete and submit the Reimbursement Request Form along with paid invoices to NJDEP Bureau of Mobile Sources at

Step 6: After NJDEP review and approval of provided invoices, grant funds will be disbursed.

Step 7: Complete the Annual Survey for a minimum of 3 years.



NJ Charging Challenge: Electrify Your Workplace

NJDEP wants to recognize the employers in New Jersey that are making their workplaces “Electric Vehicle-Ready”.  By providing workplace charging for electric vehicles, these employers are becoming more sustainable and are helping to reduce emissions of air pollutants from cars, improve our environment, and improve the bottom line for their employees that drive to work.  All employers are invited to participate, whether private, government, educational or non-profit.
See the NJ Charging Challenge: Electrify Your Workplace flyer for more information.

Congratulations to the winners of the 2016 NJ Charging Challenge: Electrify Your Workplace recognition program!
The awards were presented at the 2016 Governor’s Environmental Excellence Awards ceremony on December 7th, at the New Jersey State Museum in Trenton.  Descriptions and photos for each of our winners are below.


Certificate of Recognition: PSEG
The utility in 2015 installed 30 Level 2 charging stations, bringing to 45 the number of stations installed statewide at PSEG facilities. The 2015 installation included 10 stations in a Newark parking garage, 10 stations at the company’s Training Center in Edison, and 10 stations at its Central Maintenance Facility in Edison. PSEG has also implemented an extensive educational campaign to promote the use of electric vehicles by employees and customers. There has been a feature story in a company magazine, two write-ups in a company blog about the benefits of electric vehicle use, and promotional material sent to employees about installation of charging stations at a hospital in New Brunswick, Middlesex County.


NJDEP Commissioner Bob Martin, Paul Lief Rosengren, Director of PSEG Communications, and NJEIT Executive Director David Zimmer.


Certificate of Recognition: The College of New Jersey
The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) has five Level 2 charging stations in its commuter student parking garage that have been operational for approximately one year, and are used by both commuting faculty and students. The installation resulted from a unique partnership between the Ewing school and PSEG -- TCNJ committed to using the charging stations for faculty and staff, and PSEG provided the electric vehicle charging equipment for free. TCNJ paid for the equipment installation and is responsible for ongoing maintenance and electricity costs. A ribbon-cutting event to highlight the partnership and promote the use of Electric Vehicle Charging Stations was held in July 2016. Installation of the stations received widespread media coverage, from the campus newspaper to network television news in Philadelphia.



NJDEP Commissioner Bob Martin, Gunther Karlowitsch, Crew Supervisor of Building Maintenance Program, TCNJ, Jack Fehn, Electronic Security Specialist, College of New Jersey, and NJEIT Executive Director David Zimmer.




Did you know…

Legislation enacted in New Jersey in January 2004 provides a sales tax exemption for zero emission vehicles (ZEVs), which are battery-powered or fuel-cell powered vehicles pursuant to the California Air Resources Board zero emission standards for the model year.

Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Tax Exemption

Exemption Use Certificate Form ST-4