New Jersey’s Moment in the Sun

Source: EV Hub data on Volkswagen Settlement allocations in 2021.   New Jersey is having its moment in the sun. Governor Phil Murphy recently announced the state is looking to adopt California’s Advanced Clean Truck Rule. The rule requires an increasing percentage of new truck sales to be electric through 2035. Critics argue that there is a need for [...]

By |2021-07-19T14:21:05-04:00July 19th, 2021|

New Jersey Set to Become the Second State to Formally Implement Advanced Clean Truck Regulation

On Wednesday, April 14th, The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection issued a notice of rule proposal announcing their intention to adopt regulations modeled after California's Advanced Clean Trucks Rule (ACT). The proposed rulemaking is part of New Jersey's comprehensive strategy to meet the state's statutory requirement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 80 [...]

By |2021-04-15T15:32:51-04:00April 15th, 2021|

Atlantic City Electric Approved to Invest $21 Million in New Jersey

On February 17, 2021, Atlantic City Electric was approved to invest in a modified version of their Plug-In Vehicle Program initially filed on February 23, 2018. The utility revised their initial filing in December 2019 and increased the overall budget to $42 million in light of policy developments and EV initiatives that have been [...]

By |2021-02-26T12:09:31-05:00February 26th, 2021|

PSEG Approved to invest $166 million in New Jersey

On January 27, 2021, the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities approved a modified version of the transportation electrification elements of Public Service Electric and Gas Company's Clean Energy Future Program. The approval authorizes investment worth $166 million, roughly half of the amount initially proposed. The decision delayed investment in medium- and heavy-duty electrification [...]

By |2021-02-04T17:12:21-05:00February 4th, 2021|

New Jersey Will Allocate Remaining $45 Million VW Settlement Funds to EVs and EV Charging

Strengthening the state's transportation electrification leadership, policymakers in New Jersey announced on April 22, 2020 that the remaining VW Settlement Funds worth almost $45 million will go towards EVs and EV charging. Roughly $32.7 million of this will go towards the replacement of old diesel buses, trucks, trains, port equipment, and marine vessels with [...]

By |2020-04-22T19:52:28-04:00April 22nd, 2020|

New Jersey Leads Among States Pushing Bold EV Plans in 2020

Source: Transport Topics   Correction: this version clarifies the mechanism proposed by TCI.   A flurry of activity from several EV market leaders in the early days of 2020 indicates that states are likely to continue to show leadership on the development of new EV policy as federal support wanes. In addition [...]

By |2020-01-22T14:41:36-05:00January 21st, 2020|

New Jersey Legislature Passes New Bill Mandating Accelerated EV and Charging Deployment

On January 13, 2020, the New Jersey State Assembly and Senate passed S2252 establishing sweeping transportation electrification targets statewide. If signed by Governor Murphy, the bipartisan bill would establish a statewide public charging network to support an estimated 330,000 light-duty EVs by 2025. Policymakers in the state expect the number of registered EVs in [...]

By |2020-01-14T19:16:32-05:00January 14th, 2020|

25 Percent of Approved Utility Investment Going to Underserved Communities

Electric utilities have the opportunity to act as leaders in the effort to expand transportation electrification in underserved communities. These communities are an important focus for utilities because they often face disproportionate harm from transportation emissions and utilities as companies that serve the public are well positioned to ensure all segments of society [...]

By |2021-07-09T16:19:38-04:00December 2nd, 2019|

New Jersey Announces Statewide EV Partnership and Awards $16 Million in VW Settlement Grants

On June 3, 2019, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced the statewide Partnership to Plug-In. This interagency clean transportation plan will coordinate the efforts of the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, and the New Jersey Economic Development Authority to advance clean transportation targets and accelerate charging infrastructure [...]

By |2019-06-10T11:42:33-04:00June 3rd, 2019|

New Jersey Announces VW Settlement Funding for EV Charging and Electric Transit Buses

On February 28, 2019, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection announced that $11.2 M of the state's VW Environmental Mitigation Trust Funds had been allocated to electric vehicle charging stations and electric transit buses. NJ TRANSIT will receive $8 M to purchase eight new electric transit buses to be used in the City [...]

By |2019-03-05T18:56:19-05:00March 5th, 2019|
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