On January 17, 2020, Governor Murphy signed comprehensive legislation (S2252) that establishes goals and incentives for the increased use of plug-in Electric Vehicles (EV) and infrastructure in New Jersey. The bill also codifies the Murphy Administration’s goal of 330,000 registered light-duty electric vehicles by 2025 and directs state-owned light-duty vehicles to be electric by 2035. The legislation directs the Department of Environmental Protection and Board of Public Utilities to establish goals for the electrification of medium and heavy-duty vehicles. Additionally, NJ TRANSIT will move toward zero emission bus purchases by 2032. The legislation supports Governor Murphy’s goal of putting New Jersey on a path to a 100 percent clean energy by 2050. We recognize that local governments and non-profits may also have their goals set on decreasing their carbon footprint and for the first-time electric minibuses are available as an option on the Section 5310 application.
This survey will help us gauge how much interest there is for Electric Vehicles among our subrecipient agencies, as well as how prepared agencies are to receive and operate these vehicles.