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For Immediate Release: Contact: Peter Peretzman
Date: 11/26/2019 609-984-9707

 

“Clean Fleet Electric Vehicle Incentive” Program Will Support EV Adoption
Trenton, N.J.—The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) today proposed a program that will support local governments as they transition to clean energy. The $210,000 “Clean Fleet EV Incentive” program, which is funded primarily through a federal grant from the U.S. Department of Energy, will incentivize the purchase of electric vehicles (EVs) or charging stations by allowing local governments to purchase EVs at the State Purchasing Contract price and simultaneously apply for grant funds.

 

Each applicant can apply for a maximum of two eligible EVs and one dual-port Level 2 EV charging station. Municipalities and counties with a high percentage of low- to moderate-income (LMI) residents are particularly encouraged to apply.

 

“The transportation sector is responsible for 46% of the state’s net greenhouse gas emissions, so replacing gas-powered vehicles is a key component to establishing a cleaner and healthier environment,” said NJBPU President Joseph L. Fiordaliso. “The ‘Clean Fleet EV Incentive’ program will provide incentives to help local governments transition their fleet and move the state toward Governor Murphy’s vision of a clean energy future.”

 

As part of the incentive, local governments can apply for:

  • A $4,000 grant toward the purchase of a battery EV; or  
  • $1,500 toward the purchase of a dual-port Level 2 EV charging station.

 

The application deadline for the program is April 15, 2020, or until all of the funding is awarded. Grants will be awarded on a rolling basis, with priority given to applications which meet the following criteria:

  • Applicants which would be adding their first EV to their fleet;
  • Applicants which would allow for public utilization of the Level 2 charging station when not in use by the electric fleet vehicle;
  • Applicants which indicate that they will post signage for the station and list the charging station on applicable websites;
  • Applicants which have more than 15% of the residents within their geographic boundary living below the Federal Poverty Level (FPL).

 

Governor Phil Murphy has pledged to achieve 330,000 EVs on the road in New Jersey by 2025, which will reduce emissions from the transportation sector and help reach the goals of the Global Warming Response Act. As the state’s Draft 2019 Energy Master Plan makes clear, the transportation sector accounts for 46% of the state’s net greenhouse gas emissions, making it the largest emissions source in the state. Encouraging EV adoption is crucial to reaching a clean energy future for New Jersey.

 

About the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU)
NJBPU is a state agency and regulatory authority mandated to ensure safe, adequate and proper utility services at reasonable rates for New Jersey customers. Critical services regulated by NJBPU include natural gas, electricity, water, wastewater, telecommunications and cable television. The Board has general oversight and responsibility for monitoring utility service, responding to consumer complaints, and investigating utility accidents.
To find out more about NJBPU, visit our web site at
www.nj.gov/bpu.

About New Jersey’s Clean Energy Program (NJCEP)
NJCEP, established on January 22, 2003, in accordance with the Electric Discount and Energy Competition Act (EDECA), provides financial and other incentives to the State's residential customers, businesses and schools that install high-efficiency or renewable energy technologies, thereby reducing energy usage, lowering customers' energy bills and reducing environmental impacts. The program is authorized and overseen by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU), and its website is
www.NJCleanEnergy.com.

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