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. Consumers who buy or lease an eligible vehicle after January 17, 2020 are eligible for the rebate. 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.
NJBPU launched a “Frequently Asked Questions” webpage to clarify details about the program so far. The new “Charge Up New Jersey” program page is available hereon New Jersey’s Clean Energy Program™ website. We encourage you to explore the information and to check it regularly for updates, and we look forward to making the “Charge Up New Jersey” program available to New Jersey residents soon.
If you purchased an eligible vehicle on or after January 17, 2020, please send an email to EV.Programs@bpu.nj.gov with the subject line “Listserv - Charge Up NJ”, and you will receive an update when the program application is available. Be sure to include your full name, address, email, and phone number as well as the vehicle and date of purchase.
For questions regarding the rebate program, please email EV.email@example.com
For full details on the provisions in the law, see P.L. 2019, c. 362, signed by Governor Murphy on January 17, 2020.
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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.
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