Expired, Repealed, and Archived New Jersey Incentives and Laws
The following is a list of expired, repealed, and archived incentives, laws, regulations, funding opportunities, or other initiatives related to alternative fuels and vehicles, advanced technologies, or air quality.
Recognizing the impact of carbon-emitting fuels on climate change and seeking to foster economic growth in the state by spurring technological innovation, New Jersey established greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction targets. These targets include stabilization of GHG emissions to 1990 levels by the year 2020 and reduction of GHG emissions to 80% below 2006 levels by 2050. To reach this goal, the New Jersey Department of Treasury will develop specific targets and strategies for reducing GHG emissions by reducing the state motor fleet's fuel consumption. (Reference Executive Order 54, 2007)
Conventional original equipment manufacturer vehicles altered to operate on propane, natural gas, methane, ethanol, or electricity are classified as aftermarket AFV conversions. All vehicle conversions must meet current applicable U.S. Environmental Protection Agency or California Air Resources Board standards for aftermarket conversions.
EZ-EV, an Exelon program, offers discounts for the purchase or lease of select PEVs through participating dealers. For information on discount amounts, eligible makes and models, and availability, see the EZ-EV website.
PSEG offers a rebate to business customers that purchase and install Level 2 EVSE for use by their employees. The rebate is the lesser of $4,000 or 80% of the invoice cost per Level 2 EVSE charging port installed, limited to 10 per business. Rebates are available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, including eligibility requirements and how to receive the rebate, see the PSEG Workplace Charging Rebate website.
The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) provides incremental grants for the cost of Class 5 through Class 8 compressed natural gas vehicles over the equivalent diesel vehicle. Grants of up to $25,000 per vehicle and $50,000 per applicant are available on a first-come, first-served basis until April 2, 2018, or until funds are exhausted. Eligible applicants include municipalities, political subdivisions, incorporated nonprofit entities, corporations, and limited liability companies or partnerships registered to do business in New Jersey. Vehicles must be registered in New Jersey. For more information, including the application and guidelines, refer to the BPU NGV Incremental Cost Grant Application Form.
Public Service Electric & Gas Company (PSE&G) provides free EVSE to companies in their service territory for the purpose of workplace charging. EVSE is available on a first-come, first-served basis to companies that secure a commitment from at least five employees who will use a plug-in electric vehicle for their commute. PSE&G will own the EVSE and collect usage data. For more information, see the PSE&G website.
The New Jersey Assembly urges the U.S. Congress to maintain the federal Renewable Fuels Standard, which will increase the production of domestic renewable fuel, enhance consumer choice, improve the economy, increase national security, and improve the environment. (Reference Assembly Resolution 167, 2013)
The New Jersey Senate urges automobile manufacturers to commercially develop and sell compressed natural gas vehicles in New Jersey and throughout the United States. (Reference Senate Resolution 81, 2012)
The New Jersey legislature urges the United States Congress and President to provide states with financial support and other incentives to promote the adoption of zero emission vehicles and partial zero emission vehicles to reduce the nation's dependence on fossil fuels and mitigate the effects of global warming and air pollution. (Reference Assembly Resolution 133 and Senate Resolution 101, 2011)
Through the EV Project, ECOtality offers EVSE at no cost to individuals in the Philadelphia metropolitan area. To be eligible for free home charging stations, individuals living within the specified area must purchase a qualified plug-in electric vehicle (PEV). Individuals purchasing an eligible PEV should apply at the dealership at the time of vehicle purchase. The EV Project incentive program will also cover most, if not all, of the costs of EVSE installation. All participants in the EV Project incentive program must agree to anonymous data collection after installation. Additional restrictions may apply.
Coulomb Technologies' ChargePoint America program offers EVSE at no cost to individuals or entities in the New York City metropolitan area. To be eligible for free home charging stations, individuals living within the specified area must purchase a qualified plug-in electric vehicle. Application information is available on the ChargePoint America website. In most cases, installation will be paid for by the EVSE owner; some cities, states, and utilities, however, will provide funding towards installation costs. All participants in the ChargePoint America program must agree to anonymous data collection after installation. Additional restrictions may apply.
New Jersey's Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Program has funding available to reimburse eligible local governments, state colleges and universities, school districts, and governmental authorities for 50% of the cost of purchasing and installing refueling infrastructure for alternative fuels, up to a maximum of $50,000 is available per applicant. Eligible fuels include natural gas, propane, electricity, ethanol (E85), and hydrogen.
New Jersey's Biodiesel Fuel Rebate Program, administered by the Board of Public Utilities, has funding available on a first come, first serve basis to reimburse eligible local governments, state colleges and universities, school districts, and governmental authorities for the incremental costs of using biodiesel fuel to operate their vehicles in lieu of petroleum diesel.
The New Jersey Senate urges automobile manufacturers to use available technology to begin manufacturing PHEVs for purchase and use by the general public, recognizing that the reliance of PHEVs on electricity as the primary fuel source can reduce gasoline consumption in the U.S. (Reference Senate Resolution 108, 2007)
New Jersey's AFV Rebate Program offers a rebate to local government entities that convert vehicles to operate on alternative fuels or purchase original equipment manufacturer (OEM) AFVs. The rebate amounts, shown in the table below, can be used to cover the cost of converting a vehicle to operate on an alternative fuel or to cover the incremental cost of purchasing an OEM AFV, and vary according to the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) and whether the vehicle is dedicated or bi-fuel. HEVs may also qualify for a rebate. Eligible entities include local governments, state colleges and universities, school districts, and governmental authorities.
(dedicated or hybrid)
|Light-duty (<8,500)||Up to $4,000||Up to $2,000|
|Medium-duty (8,500-14,000)||Up to $7,000||Up to $4,000|
|Heavy-duty (>14,000)||Up to $12,000||Up to $6,000|
The New Jersey Trucker's Challenge, established by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, provides funding for the purchase or installation of idle reduction equipment used in New Jersey-based heavy-duty diesel trucks. Eligible equipment includes auxiliary power units (APUs), bunk heaters and tailpipe emissions controls such as diesel particulate filters (DPF) and diesel oxidation catalysts (DOC). The reimbursement amounts may include the purchase and installation costs and are as follows:
|Device(s)||Cost Coverage||Funding Ceiling|
|DPF or DOC
APU or Bunk Heater
|100% of APU
or Bunk Heater
for DPF or DOC
The program is administered by the New Jersey Motor Truck Association (NJMTA). The initial funding for this program was provided by the State of New Jersey and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and has been fully allocated. Additional funding for the program is currently pending. For more information on the Trucker's Challenge, see the NJMTA Web site.