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New Advanced Clean Energy Cars II Rule Implemented in New Jersey

“By filing the ACCII proposal, we build upon our nation-leading record of bold climate action while delivering on our promise to utilize every tool at our disposal to combat the intensifying climate crisis,” said Governor Murphy. “Our commitment to bringing the ACCII proposal to fruition is a commitment to every New Jersey family and the air they breathe, air that will be cleaner and healthier tomorrow thanks to the steps we’re taking to reduce emissions today. That commitment is underscored by our signing of the ZEV Declaration, which recognizes that New Jersey is just one crucial piece of our global response to climate change.”

On November 21st, 2023, New Jersey State Officials declared their intention to adopt the Advanced Clean Cars II Rule, a move aligned with Governor Phil Murphy’s commitment in February to expedite the state’s transition to 100% clean energy by 2035.

Main Aspects of the Rule:

  1. By 2027, a minimum of 43% of auto-manufacturer production volume must consist of Zero-Emission Vehicles.
  2. 2027-2035, the required percentage of production volume as Zero-Emission Vehicles will incrementally rise each year.
  3. By 2035+, 100% of production volume will be Zero-Emission Vehicles.

With the increase in Electric Vehicles, demand for EV charging stations in communities will also grow in accordance with the new mandate. Communities are advised to assess their short and long-term needs to seamlessly integrate these charging station projects into their energy Community Master Plans.

This initiative aims to phase out the sale of new gasoline-powered passenger vehicles, with the goal of achieving nearly half of all new cars produced as Zero-Emission Vehicles (ZEVs) within the next four years. Presently, only 12% of new vehicle sales are ZEVs.

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