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

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

With new funding anticipated in the near future, submit your applications now!


NJ Charging Challenge: Electrify Your Workplace

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.