In New Jersey, transportation is the number one source of greenhouse gas pollution. Emissions from cars and light-trucks account for about 30% of the total hydrocarbons and oxides of nitrogen emission in the air that contribute to the formation of ground-level ozone or “smog” during the summer months. You can help slow climate change and reduce air pollution. When you purchase a new vehicle, you can make a choice that improves our air quality and global climate.
If you are interested in learning about NJ regulations, getting lists of Clean Cars, or finding resources for further research, then this is the page for you.
News and Events
Governor Murphy Announces State Interagency Electric Vehicle Partnership. As part of the state’s effort to meet New Jersey’s clean energy goals, Governor Phil 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 vehicle ownership to improve air quality and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The partnership, which will be co-led by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, and the New Jersey Economic Development Authority, will create a strategic and streamlined framework to support New Jersey’s electric vehicle ecosystem, with the goal of registering 330,000 Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEVs) by 2025. https://nj.gov/governor/news/news/562019/approved/20190603b.shtml
Second Round of Volkswagen Settlement Funds to Support Deployment of Heavy-duty Electric Vehicles, with Emphasis on Improving Air Quality in Environmental Justice Communities. Demonstrating its commitment to clean transportation and improving urban air quality, the Department of Environmental Protection announced today that it is requesting approval from the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trustee to disburse $16 million for the deployment of electric heavy-duty garbage trucks, school buses, and port-related vehicles. https://www.nj.gov/dep/newsrel/2019/19_0045.htm
We have expanded our eligibility criteria to include workplaces, public places, and multi-unit dwellings (apartments, condominiums, and townhouses). WITH NEW FUNDING ANTICIPATED IN THE NEAR FUTURE, SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATIONS NOW.
NJ Charging Challenge: Electrify Your Workplace recognizes employers in New Jersey that are making their workplaces “Electric Vehicle-Ready”, celebrates their successes, and encourages other employers to follow their lead. Everyone who meets the requirements will be recognized!
Sales and Use Tax Exemption: Did you know that in New Jersey, you do not have to pay sales tax when you buy an electric vehicle?
This page will show you the programs offered in New Jersey to support the adoption of electric vehicles and how to apply for an Electric Vehicle Workplace Charging Grant.