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

The It Pay$ to Plug In New Jersey's Electric Vehicle Charging Grants Program, is expanding its eligibility criteria!
With new funding anticipated in the near future, submit your applications now!

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 2017 NJ Charging Challenge: Electrify Your Workplace recognition program!
The awards were presented at the 2017 Governor’s Environmental Excellence Awards ceremony on December 11th, at the New Jersey State Museum in Trenton.  Descriptions and photos for each of our winners are below.

NJDEP Commissioner Bob Martin, Bill Walsh, Director/Head of Corporate Facilities, and NJEIT Executive Director David Zimmer.

NJDEP Commissioner Bob Martin, Tara Neilan, Sustainability Specialist, Jason Hendrickson, Senior Manager of Network Engineering and Operations, and NJEIT Executive Director David Zimmer.

NJDEP Commissioner Bob Martin, Jack Fehn, Energy Systems Specialist, Tom Schweitzer, Life Safety Specialist, and NJEIT Executive Director David Zimmer.

Learn about previous winners


Sales and Use Tax Exemption

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.

The following are qualified Zero Emission Vehicles and thus, are exempt from New Jersey sales and use tax:

How to receive your sales tax exemption:

For new vehicles:

Remind the dealership to complete an Exempt Use Certificate that you should keep a copy of.  Make sure to cite N.J.S.A. 54:32B-8.55 as the statutory reference.


Exempt Use Certificate – Form ST-4

Motor Vehicle Commission Instructions

For used vehicles:

The person you are buying the vehicle from should complete the Exempt Use Certificate citing the above reference.  When you go to register your vehicle at the Motor Vehicle Commission, bring the Certificate.  You will need to present it at that time to be exempt from paying sales tax.