To Meet Self-Imposed Targets, New Jersey Needs 15% of All Vehicles Sold in 2025 to Be Electric
Much like California, New Jersey is doing all it can to clean up its act, so to say.
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