To Meet Self-Imposed Targets, New Jersey Needs 15% of All Vehicles Sold in 2025 to Be Electric

JUL 24 2013 BY ERIC LOVEDAY 8

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

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8 Comments on "To Meet Self-Imposed Targets, New Jersey Needs 15% of All Vehicles Sold in 2025 to Be Electric"

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NJ is already a leader in residential solar (per-capita, second only to AZ, absolutes, second only to CA). EVs and PVs are a great way to clean up the air!

is that counting the PV panels on almost every utility pole in South Jersey? I don’t see to many on houses, except in rural areas.

Of all the 50 states, NJ would be near the last on my list of “green” states… until I read this. Guess they’re tired of people saying that NJ smells bad. @Brian: Also good to know about their use of PVs.

Now they just need to finish cleaning up the SuperFund sites.

I live in NJ. The politician here can sure talk up a storm, but the reality is there are virtually no public charging stations here. Take the Jersey shore for example. People drive from all parts to visit NJ beaches from Atlantic City to Wildwood and Cape May. Many Canadians drive down for a couple of weeks of summer enjoyment. I have yet to find one hotel/motel that is EV friendly on the NJ shore. Then there are the NJ malls. Not one has a public charging station on their park lot. I’ve heard the argument before…….EV are to be charged at home yada yada. I disagree, for EV to be of any use with their current sub 100 mile range there needs to be large level2 charging station availability. When NJ rolls out over 200 (reasonably priced) public charging stations in parking lots, I’ll believe they’re getting serious about EV adoption. Until then, don’t hold your breath.

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I second Nelson’s take. Most of Jersey is an EV desert when it comes to public charging. The few and far in between stations at the shore are priced at ridiculous rates (i.e. http://api.plugshare.com/view/location/9853). Last but not least dealerships if they have EVSEs do not seem very open to share them with “non-customers”. After an initial “go ahead” form one of their employees Nissan World of Red Bank (http://api.plugshare.com/view/location/10800) kicked me out with my Volt like a dirty cat when they saw me using one of their Eaton chargers. That by the way was mounted on a public street (Henry St.) next to the establishment.

I agree with Nelson insofar as tourist/vacation spots should have public chargers available (beaches, resorts, amusement parks, sports arenas, airports, downtowns, historic districts, and associated hotels/motels, etc.). This is particularly important since many people have long drives to get to such locations. With 80-mile EVs, they’ll need a charge when they get there. Properly implemented, the vast majority of EV charging should be overnight. Charging during the day increases the peak grid demand, which is already strained (particularly in hot months). Most people in the US can go to work, stop by the grocery store, pick up the kids, and return home in a Leaf on an overnight charge any time of the year with no worries. If you have a high-mileage commute, then you need to seriously consider a) public transportation for at least part of your trip, if available, and/or b) buy a Tesla or a PHEV (whatever fits the budget). I commute on public transportation most days, and others I have to drive to work in order to conveniently attend evening activities. As such, with my hybrid (2010 Mercury Mariner), I only fill up at the gas station once every 3 weeks (averaging 35.1mpg over 3 years… Read more »

Good for New Jersey!

I wish the geniuses in Richmond would get their heads out of their @$$es and move more aggressively toward renewable energy and sustainable transportation. I’m looking into solar panels for my house, and Virginia does not make it easy.

I heard the biggest problem in NJ is that they have more unlicensed drivers than any other state