About Electric Vehicles

Electric Vehicles

Electric Vehicles that are either partially or fully powered by electricity and require a charging source. Electric vehicles (EVs) can enable communities to improve their air quality, reduce their carbon emissions, and save on fuel and maintenance costs. Their popularity continues to increase in New Jersey and nationwide.

Several car manufacturers have pledged to transition to all electric vehicles by 2035 and others are adding EV options. As more manufacturers offer EVs, they will become affordable alternatives to gasoline-powered vehicles.

The median estimated range (how far an EV can travel on a charge) for all 2020 EV models exceeded 250 miles and, for the first time, the maximum range exceeded 400 miles, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) are a bridge between traditional hybrids and full EVs, allowing for local driving on electric power alone with the convenience and range of a gas engine for longer road trips. They are considered EVs

These vehicles typically offer 20 to 40 miles of range when only using electric power. PHEVs can use the same chargers as EVs.

Federal and State Incentive Programs

ZEV NJ Sales Tax Exemption

Zero emission vehicles (ZEV) sold, rented or leased in New Jersey are exempt from the state sales and use tax. The sales tax exemption does not apply to hybrid electric vehicles. Sales and Tax Exemption.

NJ Board of Public Utilities Rebate

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) offers state residents a rebate covering $25 per mile of all-electric range for purchasing or leasing a new EV with an MSRP of $55,000 or less. EVs must be purchased or leased after January 17, 2020 to be eligible. The PHEV rebates expire in December 2022, and the EV incentives in June 2030. NJ Clean Energy.

NJ EZ-Pass Green Pass Discount Discount Program

EVs are qualified for reduced tolls on the Garden State Parkway and the NJ Turnpike. Drivers can receive a 10% on off-peak travel. Customers must enroll in the plan and provide proof of eligibility. To apply, Call NJ EZ-Pass at 1-888-288-6865. Toll Calculator.