NEW JERSEY – The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) has approved grants totaling $1,059,500 for the purchase of 223 electric vehicle (EV) chargers and the preparation of charger sites for 67 multi-unit dwellings (MUD) in 41 municipalities across New Jersey.
These grants were awarded as part of the first year of applications for the popular MUD EV charger program and to view the grant awardees, click here.
At its May 18 Agenda Meeting, the Board approved the reallocation of unexpended funds to increase support for the MUD EV charger Program to a total of $4.5 million. With this infusion of funds, the application period for the Program, which had closed on May 16, has been reopened and will stay open until June 3, 2022.
“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 L. 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 Governor Murphy’s goal of 100 percent clean energy by 2050.”
The MUD program is one of three NJBPU programs aimed at providing incentives for the purchase and location of EV chargers. In addition to the MUD program, the Board offers the EV Tourism Program which places EV chargers at tourist destinations, and the Clean Fleet Program which offers EV charger incentives for government entities.
The MUD Program was designed to encourage owners and operators of multi-unit dwellings to provide EV chargers for residents and guests. Eligible multi-unit dwellings are apartments, condominiums or mixed residential locations that feature a minimum of five units and have dedicated off-street parking.
Awards available under the MUD EV Charger Incentive Program 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 the following awards:
- $2,000 toward the purchase of a Level-Two EV charging station for a MUD located in an Overburdened Municipality;
- 75% of the cost (up to $7,500) for the Make-Ready for Level-Two chargers in an Overburdened Municipality.