The days of the gas-powered vehicle are dwindling; let's make it so!
Updated: Sep 15
It is estimated the transportation sector accounts for over 40% of carbon emissions in NJ. It also contributes to pollutions, especially in overburdened communities.
Jersey's 80/50 Global Warming report estimated that New Jerseyans purchase more than 500,000 fossil fuel powered passenger vehicles annually.
The 2019 NJ Energy Master Plan calls for electric vehicle adoption rates to dramatically increase from today’s rate of 8,000 annual electric vehicle purchases to more than 111,000 annually, with significant continual increases until 2035.
Luckily, there are incentives to help with your EV purchase. Charge Up New Jersey provides a rebate of up to $5,000 toward a new EV purchased or leased in New Jersey. (List of eligible vehicles). Battery electric and plug-in hybrid electric are eligible.
The incentive is available exclusively as a “point-of-sale” rebate applied during the purchase or leasing process at dealerships and requires a valid New Jersey driver’s license to get started. Only EVs registered and purchased in New Jersey are eligible.
Most electric cars (except Telsa & GM) also qualify for a $7,500 federal tax credit, taking a total of $12,500 off the purchase price of a new EV!
IMPORTANT UPDATE Sept 15 2021: Due to the popularity of the incentive program, the State has expended incentive funds ahead of schedule and is putting a pause on the Charge Up Program. They hope to reopen the incentive program in the next fiscal year. Keep your eyes peeled for updates.