Electric Vehicle (EV) Stations in New Jersey

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Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Stations in New Jersey

Find electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in communities across New Jersey. Find a local station when you need to charge your electric car. Compare New Jersey EV charging stations and find one that suits your needs.

Electric Vehicle (EV) Incentives in New Jersey

Tax incentives and/or other incentives for drivers of electric vehicles in NJ.


Zero Emissions Vehicle (ZEV) Tax Exemption

ZEVs sold, rented, or leased in New Jersey are exempt from state sales and use tax. This exemption does not apply to partial ZEVs, including hybrid electric vehicles. ZEVs are defined as vehicles that meet California Air Resources Board zero emission standards for that model year. For a list of qualified ZEV, see the New Jersey Department of the Treasury ZEV Sales Tax Exemption website. (Reference New Jersey Statutes 54:32B-8.55)


High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lane Exemption

New Jersey Turnpike Authority (Authority) allows qualified plug-in electric vehicles to travel in the HOV lanes located between Interchange 11 and Interchange 14 on the New Jersey Turnpike. For more information, see the Authority Toll Rates website. (Reference 49 New Jersey Register 3236(b) and New Jersey Administrative Code 19:9-1.24)


Clean Truck Port Requirements

Only trucks equipped with engines that meet or exceed Model Year (MY) 2007 engine federal emissions standards are allowed to access the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey (PANYNJ) marine terminals. Drayage trucks operating on natural gas, electricity, or hybrid electric technology are exempt from these requirements. For the purpose of this rule, drayage trucks are defined as on-road vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating of 33,001 pounds or greater and intended to load, unload, or transport cargo from PANYNJ terminals. Additional rules apply. For more information, see PANYNJ website.


Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Toll Discount Program

New Jersey Turnpike Authority's (Authority) Green Pass Discount Plan provides a 10% discount on off-peak New Jersey Turnpike and Garden State Parkway toll rates for drivers of vehicles that have a fuel economy of 45 miles per gallon or higher and meet the California Super Ultra Low Emission Vehicle standard. Vehicles must register with New Jersey E-ZPass. For more information, including application instructions, see the E-ZPass Discount Programs website.


Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Grants

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) provides grants through the It Pay$ to Plug In: New Jersey's Electric Vehicle Workplace Charging Grant Program (Program) to support plug-in electric vehicle adoption and EVSE installation. Reimbursement grants are offered on a first-come, first-served basis for the cost and installation of eligible EVSE at workplaces, government and educational facilities, non-profits, parking facilities, and multi-unit dwellings.

The Program is part of New Jersey's Energy Master Plan. Applications have exceeded the program funding, but will still be accepted and placed on a waitlist (verified January 2020). For more information, including application and eligibility requirements, visit the Drive Green NJ website.


Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) and Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Deployment Goals

The State of New Jersey will work to increase the number of PEVs and related infrastructure to meet the following state goals:

  • 10% of new buses purchased by the New Jersey Transit Corporation must be zero emission vehicles (ZEV) by December 31, 2024. Then 50% of new buses must be ZEV by December 31, 2026, and 100% must be ZEV by December 31, 2032.
  • By December 31, 2025, there must be 400 direct-current fast chargers (DCFC) and 1,000 Level 2 EVSE installed and available for public use at minimally 200 locations. 75 locations must include at least two DCFC installed along travel corridors, while 100 locations must include at least two DCFC in community locations. Additionally, 15% of all multi-family residential properties must include EVSE infrastructure and 20% of all franchised overnight lodging must have EVSE available for guests.
  • By December 31, 2035, there will be 2 million registered light-duty PEVs in the state, and 100% of state-owned, non-emergency light-duty vehicles must be PEVs.
  • By December 31, 2040, 85% of all new light-duty vehicles sold in the state will be PEVs.

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) must establish goals for transportation electrification and infrastructure development for medium- and heavy-duty on-road diesel vehicles and charging infrastructure by December 31, 2020.

By July 15, 2020, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) will develop and implement a public education program regarding the availability and benefits of PEVs, state PEV goals, and the availability of PEV and EVSE incentives.

The NJDEP and NJBPU must prepare and submit a report to the governor and legislature every five years on the state of the PEV market in New Jersey, progress towards achieving the above goals, barriers to the achievement of the goals, and recommendations for legislative or regulatory action to address barriers. (Reference Senate Bill 2252, 2018)


Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Rebate Program

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities offers state residents a rebate in the amount of $25 per mile of all-electric range, up to $5,000, to purchase or lease a new PEV with an MSRP of $55,000 or less. Rebates may be limited to one award per person. PEVs must be purchased or leased after January 17, 2020. The plug-in hybrid electric vehicle rebate expires December 31, 2022, and all-electric vehicle rebates expire June 30, 2030. (Reference Senate Bill 2252, 2018)


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