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Offset EV Charging Station Expenses 

Recognizing electric vehicles’ (EVs’) potential to improve air quality across the state, New Jersey’s Department of Environmental Protection (NJEDP) has implemented a program to incentivize EV use.

Dubbed “It Pays to Plug In,” the new program provides grants to offset the cost of purchasing and maintaining EV charging stations. Businesses, government agencies, non-profit organizations, educational institutions and multi-unit dwellings may apply for such grants to fund charging stations available for use in—among other places—public spaces such as parks, hotels, and universities; workplaces; and apartment complexes. EV charging stations that will be used is connection with shared mobility projects like ride hailing services also might also be eligible.

To qualify for grant money, chargers must meet certain criteria. For example, they must have been manufactured after January 18, 2023, and been sold or installed for compensation in New Jersey.

Upon completion of the chargers’ installation, companies can receive NJDEP reimbursements ranging from $750 to $4,000 per port. The department has awarded more than $12 million under the program thus far.

Contact Connell Foley’s Environmental Law Group for guidance on applying for “It Pays to Plug In” reimbursements, and complying with NJDEP rules and regulations and relevant New Jersey statutory law.

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