A number of communities across the state will receive funds for the purchase of electric vehicle chargers and to prep charging sites at the properties.
The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities said May 23 it approved grants totaling more than $1 million under its Multi-Unit Dwelling Electric Vehicle Charger program. The awards will aid installation of 223 chargers at 67 MUDs in 41 municipalities across the state.
According to the Board, MUD EV aims to improve air quality, contribute to statewide electrification goals for transportation, and assist communities with their ability to ensure equitable build-out of charging infrastructure.
Funding for the program comes from $14 million that was allocated for EV charging infrastructure in New Jersey’s Fiscal Year 2022 Budget.
Awards available include:
- $1,500 toward the purchase of a dual-port, networked Level-Two EV charging station;
- 50% of the cost (up to $5,000) for the Make-Ready costs for Level-Two EV chargers.
Overburdened municipalities are eligible for:
- $2,000 toward the purchase of a Level-Two EV charging station for an MUD;
- 75% of the cost (up to $7,500) for the Make-Ready for Level-Two chargers.
Applications launched in January for the initiative and closed May 16. At its May 18 Agenda Meeting, the board approved the reallocation of unexpended funds to bring total support for the MUD EV Charger Program to $4.5 million. Now, applications are open again and will remain so until June 3.
“I am thrilled at the response to our Multi Unit Dwelling EV charger program as it promotes equitable EV use by increasing the number of chargers available in places where people live but would not otherwise have access to overnight charging,” said NJBPU President Joseph Fiordaliso. “Encouraging the use of electric vehicles is an important part of our Clean Energy Program which aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, a significant portion of which come from gasoline powered cars, and will bring us closer to meeting Gov. [Phil] Murphy’s goal of 100% clean energy by 2050.”
The MUD Program aims to make providing EV chargers to residents and guests easier for the owners and operations of multi-unit communities. Such properties include apartments, condominiums or mixed residential locations with at least five units and dedicated off-street parking.
A full list of awardees is available here.