The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) has awarded more than $12.7 million in Fiscal Year 2023 (FY23) grant funding from three of the state’s electric vehicle and charging infrastructure incentive programs. Over 100 awardees at 405 locations throughout the state, nearly 38% of which are located in overburdened municipalities, will expand public charger access for current and prospective electric vehicle (EV) buyers.
These awards will be provided to applicants to the Multi-Unit Dwelling (MUD), EV Tourism and Clean Fleet Programs.
In addition to the grants for chargers, NJBPU has also provided grants for the purchase of electric vehicles for municipalities and other government entities through the Clean Fleet program.
“From Sussex to Cape May County, our thriving EV charger programs are working to ensure more New Jerseyans have a place to plug in,” said NJBPU President Christine Guhl-Sadovy.
The MUD, Clean Fleet and EV Tourism Programs are currently open for the 2024 fiscal year (FY24). Applications are due by November 30 and can be found at njcleanenergy.com/ev.
The MUD EV Charger Incentive Program encourages owners and operators of multi-unit dwellings to provide EV chargers for residents and guests. Eligible multi-unit dwellings are apartments, condominiums or mixed residential locations that feature a minimum of five units and have dedicated off-street parking. In FY24, award caps are based on the size of the development.
The program also ensures equitable access to chargers throughout the state and secures infrastructure in communities that would benefit considerably from improved air quality by incentivizing chargers at multi-unit dwellings that are 100% deed restricted for low and/or moderate-income or in overburdened communities.
Awards available under the MUD EV Charger Incentive Program include:
The EV Tourism Program, which provides grants for locations such as boardwalks, parks, and other unique attractions, as well as overnight lodging establishments, offers the following grants to eligible applicants accepted for participation:
The Clean Fleet Electric Vehicle Incentive Program supports local and state governments as they transition their fleets to electric vehicles. Eligible entities include local schools, municipal commissions, state agencies or boards, state commissions, state universities, community colleges, and county authorities in addition to municipalities, municipal utility authorities, and state agencies. In FY24, non-profit entities were added as eligible applicants.
The Clean Fleet Program provides the following grants to eligible applicants accepted for participation:
In addition to these electric vehicle and charger programs, the state’s Charge Up New Jersey EV incentive program is now in its fourth year. To date, the state has provided incentives for the purchase of over 25,000 vehicles.
EV charger projects may be eligible for both the incentives offered by NJBPU EV programs and incentives offered by Atlantic City Electric Company (ACE), Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G), Rockland Electric Company (RECO) or Jersey Central Power and Light (JCP&L), up to 90% of the total cost of the project.
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