Tax incentives and/or other incentives for drivers of electric vehicles in Newark.
ZEVs sold, rented, or leased in New Jersey are exempt from state sales and use tax. This exemption is not applicable to partial ZEVs, including hybrid electric vehicles. ZEVs are defined as vehicles that meet California Air Resources Board zero emissions standards for that model year. For a list of qualifying ZEVs certified as such, see the New Jersey Department of the Treasury ZEV Sales Tax Exemption website. (Reference New Jersey Statutes 54:32B-8.55)
New Jersey Turnpike Authority (Authority) allows qualified hybrid electric and plug-in electric vehicles to travel in the HOV lanes located between Interchange 11 and Interchange 14 on the New Jersey Turnpike. The Authority offers a 10% discount on off-peak New Jersey Turnpike and Garden State Parkway toll rates through NJ EZ-Pass 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. For more information and discount requirements, see the Authority Toll Rates website. (Reference 49 New Jersey Register 3236(b) and New Jersey Administrative Code 19:9-1.24)
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. (Reference New Jersey Administrative Code 7:27-29)
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 (PAYNJ) marine terminals. Beginning January 1, 2018, port drayage trucks with MY 1993 and older engines are not authorized to access the PAYNJ marine terminals. Drayage trucks operating on liquefied or compressed natural gas, electricity, or hybrid electric technology are exempt from these requirements. For purposes 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 the PANYNJ website.
Vehicles eligible for the New York Clean Pass Program, including PEVs and hybrid electric vehicles, receive a discounted toll rate on all Port Authority of New York and New Jersey off-peak hour crossings. Vehicles must register with E-ZPass New York. For more information, including a complete list of eligible vehicles and application instructions, see the Green Pass Discount Plan website.
The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and New Jersey Board of Public Utilities provide grants through the It Pay$ to Plug In: NJ's Electric Vehicle Workplace Charging Grant Program (the Program) to support plug-in electric vehicle and EVSE adoption. 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, and parking facilities. Funding up to $250 is available for each Level 1 EVSE installed and up to $5,000 for each Level 2 EVSE installed. The Program is part of New Jersey's Energy Master Plan. Funding for this program is not currently available (verified November 2017). For more information, including application and eligibility requirements, visit the Drive Green NJ website.
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.
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