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New Jersey’s Residential Electric Vehicle Incentive Program

Charge Up New Jersey

New Jersey is leading the way on electric vehicle (EV) adoption on the East Coast. Governor Murphy has committed the State to 330,000 electric vehicles by 2025. On January 17, 2020, Governor Murphy signed S-2252 into law (P.L.2019, c.362), which created an incentive program for light-duty electric vehicles and at-home electric charging infrastructure. The Charge Up New Jersey program is currently under development. Program updates will be posted on this website as soon as they are available.

If you purchased an eligible vehicle from the effective date of the law, January 17, 2020, email EV.Programs@bpu.nj.gov with the subject line “Listserv - Charge Up NJ” and you will receive an update when the program application is launched. Be sure to include your full name, address, email, and phone number as well as the vehicle and date of purchase. You will be contacted via email as soon as the incentive application is available.

The Law
The law, P.L.2019, c.362, established statewide goals for:

  • EV adoption, which includes personal light-duty vehicles as well as State-owned non-emergency vehicles;
  • EV charging infrastructure build-out, which includes multi-unit dwellings and franchised overnight lodging establishments; and
  • The transition of New Jersey Transit’s fleet to zero-emission buses.

In addition, it created the “Plug-in Electric Vehicle Incentive Fund,” which exists as a non-lapsing fund with $30 million deposited annually to support the purchase or lease of light-duty electric and hybrid electric vehicles in the State of New Jersey. The law also directed the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) to develop and implement a 10-year program to incentivize light-duty electric vehicles and the option to add on incentives for at-home charging infrastructure.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

The Law

  • When was S-2252 signed into law?

S-2252 was signed into law (P.L.2019, c.362) by Governor Murphy on January 17, 2020.

  • What agency is responsible for implementing the new program?

The NJBPU is responsible for the development and implementation of the new program, which will include incentives for light-duty electric vehicles and at-home charging infrastructure.

  • When will the program be released?

The incentive program and application are currently under development and are expected to be released in the spring. Updates will be posted on this page.

Electric Vehicle Incentive

  • Who will be eligible for the vehicle incentive?

All New Jersey residents who purchase/lease and register an eligible electric vehicle in the State of New Jersey are eligible for the vehicle incentive.

  • Will vehicles purchased before the program is launched be eligible for the incentive?

Yes. Any New Jersey resident who purchases or leases an eligible electric vehicle on or after January 17, 2020 can apply for the incentive. If you purchased an eligible vehicle from the effective date of the law, email EV.Programs@bpu.nj.gov with the subject line “Listserv - Charge Up NJ” and you will receive an update when the program application is launched. Be sure to include your full name, address, email, and phone number as well the vehicle and date of purchase. You will be contacted via email as soon as the incentive application is available.

  • Which vehicles will be eligible for the incentive?

Eligible vehicles are new, light-duty plug-in electric vehicles, with a final MSRP of up to $55,000. Eligible electric vehicles are both plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) and battery electric vehicles (BEVs). The Eligibility List is under development and will be released when the incentive becomes available.

  • How do I get the vehicle incentive?

January 17, 2020 to Launch of Point-of-Sale Program: Any New Jersey resident that purchases or leases an eligible electric vehicle on or after January 17, 2020, until the Point-of-Sale Program is launched, will be able to apply for an incentive via a post-purchase application. The post-purchase application is still in development. Details of how to apply will be released on this page in the spring.

Point-of-Sale Program Launch: The Point-of-Sale Program will be launched on or before July 15, 2020. Upon launch, the vehicle incentive will be offered as a “cash-on-the-hood” incentive at a New Jersey automotive dealership or showroom, wherein the vehicle purchaser or lessee will be granted the full amount at the time of the transaction. More details will be released at a later date.

  • How much will the vehicle incentives be?

For eligible vehicles, the amount of the incentive will be equal to $25 per mile of EPA-rated all-electric range, up to a maximum of $5,000 per eligible vehicle. Electric vehicles with 200 miles or more of EPA-rated all-electric range will receive the full $5,000.

For Example:

The 2020 Toyota Prius Prime Plug-In has 25 EPA-rated all-electric miles of range.
(25 all-electric miles) x ($25) = $625 incentive

The 2020 Hyundai Kona EV has 258 EPA-rated all-electric miles of range, but the incentive is capped at $5,000. Thus, the Kona EV would be eligible for a $5,000 incentive.

  • Is the incentive different depending upon if the vehicle is purchased or leased?

No, the incentive is still given in full to the consumer. The mechanism to deliver that incentive may be a Post-Purchase or Point-of-Sale Incentive, depending upon the timing of the transaction.

Electric Vehicle Charging Incentive

  • Will charging stations purchased before the program is launched be eligible for the incentive?

The program to incentivize in-home EV charging stations is currently under development and anticipated to be released in the coming months. An effective date has not been established.

  • How much will the EV charging infrastructure incentives be?

For electric vehicle charging infrastructure, it will be up to $500 toward the purchase and installation of in-home electric vehicle charging infrastructure.


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