Environment & Energy Report

N.J. Drivers May Soon Get $5,000 Rebates for Electric Cars (2)

Jan. 14, 2020, 4:36 PM

New Jersey is on the cusp of taking its biggest step yet to promote electric vehicles.

The state’s Senate and Assembly passed a bill late Monday calling for 2 million plug-in electric vehicles by 2035. That’s nearly 20 times the number in the state today. It would mean about 70% of all light-duty vehicles in New Jersey would be electric, based on the number of automobileson the road now.

To do it, the legislation would offer consumers rebates of as much as $5,000.

The move is part of an effort to fight climate change in New Jersey, where transportation...

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