Department of Environmental Protection


Air Quality, Energy & Sustainability

Drive Green

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

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Drive Green

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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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.

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.

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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Transportation in the Draft Energy Master Plan (EMP)

On June 10, 2019, New Jersey’s Board of Public Utilities released a draft plan to achieve 100 percent clean energy by 2050. Providing a blueprint for the total conversion of New Jersey’s energy profile to 100 percent clean energy by 2050, this plan defines clean energy as carbon neutral electricity generation and maximum electrification of the transportation and building sectors to meet State’s 2050 greenhouse gas goal. Focusing on transportation for the first time in a State EMP, the draft #1 strategy focision reducing energy consumption and emissions from the transportation sector.

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The Transportation and Climate Initiative

The Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI)

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.


National Drive Electric Week 2019

National Drive Electric Week, is a nationwide celebration to heighten awareness of today's widespread availability of plug-in vehicles and highlight the benefits of all-electric and plug-in hybrid-electric cars, trucks, motorcycles, and more.

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