We Know There Are a Few of These BMW ActiveEs in New Jersey

We Know There Are a Few of These BMW ActiveEs in New Jersey

Much like California, New Jersey is doing all it can to clean up its act, so to say.

This ActiveE Lessee May or May Not be in Jersey at This Very Moment

This ActiveE Lessee May or May Not be in Jersey at This Very Moment

The state's near-ground ozone levels are out of control and that's priority number one right now.

To fix that issue, New Jersey wants to focus on reducing automotive pollution.

Certainly that's a job best accomplished by pure electric vehicles.

New Jersey essentially follows emission guideline laid out by California.  These guidelines lay out all sorts of targets, but some are specifically related to zero-emissions vehicles.

In order to hit the zero-emission vehicle targets, Mark Duvall of the Electric Power Research Institute says that 15 percent of all new vehicles sold in New Jersey by 2025 will have to be electric.

That's a lofty goal, but Duvall says its achievable because electric vehicles will be approximately half as expensive (as compared to today's EV prices) by 2025.

And New Jersey does promote the purchase of electric vehicles by exempting them from state sales and use tax, but will more state-level incentives be needed to get to that 15% by 2025 target?

Source: New Jersey Newsroom