Gov. Murphy Puts His Foot on the Electric Vehicles Accelerator in New Jersey

EDF statement from Mary Barber, Director, Regulatory and Legislative Affairs

January 17, 2020
Debora Schneider, (212) 616-1377,

(TRENTON, NJ) Gov. Phil Murphy today signed into law a bill that creates a statewide electric vehicle program for New Jersey. Aiming for 85% of all vehicles sold to be electric by 2040, the new law (S-2252/A-4819) establishes a $30 million a year incentive program that offers up to $5,000 in rebates per eligible vehicle over 10 years, and sets targets for building charging infrastructure. While the bill focuses primarily on passenger vehicles, it also requires NJ Transit to purchase an all zero-emission bus fleet by 2032 and that the state develop a plan to electrify medium and heavy-duty vehicles (like port trucks and delivery vans) by the end of this year.

“Gov. Murphy’s commitment to electrify the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in New Jersey is critical to cut pollution throughout the state. This law builds on regional momentum by requiring the Garden State’s transit agency to adopt a zero-emissions bus fleet, which would go a long way to improve air quality, protect vulnerable communities and lead on cutting pollution nationwide.”

  • Mary Barber, Director, Regulatory and Legislative Affairs

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