The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities approved grant applications March 9 from six municipalities to participate in the Clean Fleet Electric Vehicle Incentive Program, which provides financial support to local government authorities to purchase an electric vehicle at the state contract price and to expand electric vehicle charging infrastructure accessibility for residents.
Bernards Township received a grant for $9,500, Runnemede for $5,500, Cedar Grove Township for $5,500, Millburn for $5,500, Morris Plains for $1,500, and Franklin Township for $1,500.
That’s in addition to two Clean Fleet Electric Vehicle Incentive Program applications the board approved on Jan.22: one for Lawrence Township at $4,000 and one for Plainsboro Township at $4,000.
On Monday, NJBPU amended program eligibility criteria to include state government entities in addition to local government authorities, and authorized the approval and disbursement of funds for the program through June 30 without the need for additional board approval.
The board said it created the Clean Fleet program in 2019, with $200,000 of funding from a U.S. Department of Energy grant plus an additional $10,000 from the state of New Jersey. Each municipality is eligible for a $4,000 grant for each eligible electric vehicle purchased for a maximum of two vehicles and $1,500 toward the purchase of one dual-port Level 2 EV charging station.
The application deadline for the program is April 15, 2020, or until all of the funding is awarded.