CLEAN VEHICLES ... Help Reduce Air Pollution
As a motorist and a consumer, you can help reduce air pollution! When you purchase a new vehicle, you can make a choice that improves our air quality and global climate.
The “Clean Vehicle List” contains the makes and models of vehicles that are considered the cleanest for each model year, along with information on their fuel types, total range, fuel economy, size class, and federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) air pollution and greenhouse gas scores.
In January 2004, New Jersey enacted the Clean Car Program under N.J.S.A. 26:2C-8.15 et seq. which required the DEP to implement rules adopting the California Low Emission Vehicle (LEV) program to reduce criteria pollutant emissions and greenhouse gases emitted by motor vehicles in New Jersey. DEP promulgated LEV rules under N.J.A.C. 7:27-29 which became effective on January 27, 2006. The rules are applicable to 2009 and newer light duty motor vehicles less than or equal to 8,500 lbs. Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) that are sold or registered in New Jersey. It does not include medium-duty vehicles, off-highway vehicles, allterrain vehicles and motorcycles. The LEV program will reduce vehicle emissions, helping to reduce the adverse impacts that these emissions have on air quality and human health. MORE
MANUFACTURERS’ INFORMATION CORRESPONDENCE (MIC) 2011-01
TO: ALL PASSENGER CAR MANUFACTURERS
ALL LIGHT-DUTY TRUCK MANUFACTURERS
SUBJECT: Vehicles Subject to Delivery Fees in New Jersey
MIC 2011-01 is applicable to all auto manufacturers that deliver vehicles for sale in New Jersey.
This letter clarifies the vehicles that are subjected to the delivery fees in New Jersey per
reporting requirement of New Jersey Administrative Code 7:27-29.8.
If you have any questions regarding this matter, please contact Mr. Yuli Chew, Low Emission Vehicle Program, at (609) 292-8241, or via email at NJZEV@dep.state.nj.us.
Peg Hanna, Chief Bureau of Mobile Sources
Air Quality Management
Department of Environmental Protection
Mail Code 401-03G, P.O. Box 420
Trenton, N.J. 08625-0420
FEDERAL GRANT AWARDED FOR REGIONAL ELECTRIC VEHICLE NETWORK
(11/P119) TRENTON - Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin today announced that a coalition of Northeastern states, including New Jersey, has received a nearly $1 million federal grant to jump start planning for a network of electrical vehicle charging stations, an initiative that will spur job creation and use of electric vehicles.
The U.S. Department of Energy grant to the Transportation and Climate Initiative, comprised of 11 states plus the District of Columbia, will accelerate the development of charging stations throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic region, benefiting the region environmentally by reducing pollution from vehicles.
There are more ways you can reduce air pollution by the choices you make when you drive.You can reduce air pollution from your car or truck by driving less. Ways to drive less include:
Walking or riding a bike
Shopping by phone or mail
Riding public transit
When you do drive, you can reduce air pollution by:
Using cruise control where possible
Obeying the speed limit
Combining tasks into one trip
Keeping your car maintained and inspected on time
If your "Check Engine Light" comes on, have your vehicle checked by a an Emission Repair Technician
Don’t top off at the gas pumps
Replacing your car’s air filter when due
Keeping your tires properly inflated
And, if you have to drive on days with unhealthy air:
Drive your newest car, newer cars generally pollute less than older models