New Jersey’s S2252 establishes a Statewide public plug-in electric vehicle charging system. The bill directs a working group of state agencies to develop a Statewide plan for installing at least 600 public DC fast chargers and Level 2 public community chargers at 300 locations or more in the State by December 31, 2020. The working group must thereafter submit five-year updates on this plan of increasing ambition.
The legislation creates a “Light Duty Plug-in Electric Vehicle Rebate Program” to encourage the purchase of light-duty plug-in electric vehicles over a ten-year period. The rebates will provide up to $5,000 per vehicle and will be funded by approximately $30 million from the Clean Energy Fund each year. The bill also establishes an incentive program for the purchase and installation of in-home electric vehicle charging equipment up to $500 per person.
The bill also directs state-owned light-duty vehicles to be electric by 2035.
In May 2020, Public Service Commission Staff issued a straw proposal on the state’s electric vehicle infrastructure buildout, attached below.