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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.

Electric Vehicle Basics

Discover the meanings behind all of those acronyms: BEV, PHEV, FCEV, NEV.  What does it all mean?


So you’ve got your EV, now how do you charge it?  Learn the difference between all of the different levels, and how to get a charging station installed near you.


An electric vehicle doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg.  Between the State’s sales tax break, the federal tax incentive, and the fuel and maintenance savings, they are cheaper than you think.


With these tools you will: Find which EV is right for you, assess the affordability, and locate the closest charging station.

Useful Links

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

What It Takes To Sell Electric Vehicles – EV Dealers Fact Sheet

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. 

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.

DEP Strengthens Commitment to Clean Energy Goals by Joining Alliance Working to Expand Use of Zero-Emission Vehicles

DEP to Use First Round of Volkswagen Settlement Funds for Electric Vehicle Charging Stations, NJ Transit Electric Buses

It Pays to Plug In: New Jersey’s Electric Vehicle Charging Grants Program has expanded its eligibility criteria!


$$$ It Pay$ to Plug In: NJ’s Electric Vehicle Charging Grants Program$$$ provides grants to offset the cost of purchasing and installing electric vehicle charging stations. 

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.