New Jersey: $725 Million in Workplace Charging Grants Available

Plug-in-vehicle drivers in New Jersey may soon be able to charge up at work.

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The state has approved a $725 million grant program for workplace charging stations.

Eligible projects can get up to $5,000 for each Level 2 (240-volt) charging station and up to $250 for each Level 1 (110-volt) station.*

The funds, from the state’s It Pay$ to Plug-In program, are being awarded to employers on a first-come, first-served basis.

The state’s Drive Green New Jersey website has information about the program and how to apply.

Workplace charging is a huge boon to PEV drivers, and to the plug-in-vehicle market.

Many people who don’t have access to home charging because they live in apartments of condos can consider PEV ownership if they are able to charge up at work.  Workplace charging also enables plug-in vehicle drivers to to make longer commutes.

New Jersey provides another benefit for plug-in vehicle buyers – no sales tax on the vehicle purchase. That’s a 7 percent discount.

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*To learn about the different charging levels, click here.

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