NJ ZIP Phase 1 applications are on a waitlist. If funding becomes available, waitlist submissions will be notified and considered in the order they are received and deemed complete. Information on Phase 2 applications, which have not yet opened, can be found under the “Phase 2 Information” section below.

NJ ZIP is a pilot voucher program, with a Phase 1 voucher pool of $44.25M. On July 13, 2022, the Board approved a $45M Phase 2 of the pilot, which the NJEDA plans to launch later this year – further details will be added here as available. Phase 1 of this pilot supports businesses and institutions purchasing new, medium-duty zero-emission vehicles that will operate in the greater Camden, Newark, New Brunswick, and greater Shore areas. This pilot is funded by the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) proceeds allocated to NJEDA for the purposes of reducing harmful emissions, especially in communities disproportionately impacted by transportation emissions, and creating economic opportunity within the state. The Phase 1 pilot program provides vouchers with base values ranging between $25,000 to $100,000.

Figures as of July 7th, 2022

NJ ZIP brings a tried-and-true model for increasing the adoption and use of zero emission vehicles to New Jersey, with a focus on reducing emissions in the greater Camden and Newark areas 

-Governor Phil Murphy

To be eligible, an Applicant must be:

  • A commercial, industrial, or institutional organization
  • If a for-profit business, be registered to conduct business in NJ. Non-profit businesses or institutions may be required to provide a business registration certificate or other documentation as applicable to demonstrate their NJ operations and non-profit or institutional status.
  • In tax compliance
  • In good standing with the New Jersey Department of Labor and New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection

Project Vehicle Eligibility

To be eligible, an Applicant’s new vehicle(s) must be:

  • A new zero emission vehicle. Retrofits and repowers of vehicles already owned by the Applicant are not eligible.
  • Purchased and registered within six months of receipt of voucher approval. An extension for up to an additional 12 months may be permitted, and will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
  • Not a subject of VW or any other State funding for the same vehicle(s)
  • Procured from a Vendor that meets program eligibility requirements (detailed in the following section)
  • Note: Scrappage is not required, except for vehicles that are directly replacing a vehicle which is model year 2009 or older.

To be eligible, an Vendor must be:

  • Be registered or register to conduct business in NJ
  • Provide proof of a minimum of 12 months of experience selling or manufacturing eligible vehicles.
  • Provide a Tax Clearance Certificate (with the application or prior to closing)
  • On a per-Applicant basis, provide additional documentation, including but not limited to:
  • A link to Vendor website that indicates eligible vehicles available for sale, and their related specifications
  • A specification sheet or, if custom vehicle, specification sheets for all major components, corroborating vehicle capabilities, charging/fueling needs, design appropriate to Applicant’s planned use, and eligibility
  • Timeline and process/plans by which Vendor intends to comply with the terms of the voucher (e.g., delivery of vehicle, development of charging/fueling plans, implementation of maintenance plan, etc.) prior to expiration of voucher
  • Agree to accept the Program’s voucher amount as a portion of the Applicant’s final vehicle payment, deducting the full voucher(s) amount from the upfront cost.

For the purposes of this pilot, the greater Camden, Newark, and New Brunswick areas are defined as the overburdened communities within or intersected by a circle with a 10-mile radius centered in Camden, Newark, or New Brunswick, respectively. As of December 1, 2021, the greater Shore area will also be eligible, defined as the overburdened communities within or intersected by a line set at a 10-mile distance from New Jersey’s eastern Atlantic shore, spanning approximately from Sandy Hook Bay to Delaware Bay. Specifically, the eligible municipalities within each area are:

Greater Camden area: Bellmawr, Camden, Cherry Hill, Cinnaminson, Collingswood, Delran, Deptford, Gloucester, Lawnside, Lindenwold, Magnolia, Maple Shade, Merchantville, Mount Ephraim, Mount Laurel, Palmyra, Paulsboro, Pennsauken, Riverside, Somerdale, Stratford, Voorhees, Washington, West Deptford, Westville, Woodbury, Woodlynne 

Greater Newark area: Bayonne, Belleville, Bloomfield, Carlstadt, Carteret, Clark, Clifton, Cranford, East Newark, East Orange, East Rutherford, Elizabeth, Glenridge, Guttenberg, Harrison, Hillside, Hoboken, Irvington, Jersey City, Kearney, Kenilworth, Linden, Little Falls, Livingston, Lyndhurst, Maplewood, Millburn, Montclair, Moonachie, Newark, North Arlington, North Bergen, Nutley, Orange, Passaic, Rahway, Roselle, Roselle Park, Rutherford, Secaucus, South Orange, Springfield, Summit, Union City, Union Township, Verona, Wallington, Weehawken, West New York, West Orange, Westfield, Woodridge

Greater New Brunswick area: Bound Brook, Bridgewater, Clark, Dunellen, East Brunswick, Edison, Franklin, Green Brook, Highland Park, Hillsborough, Jamesburg, Manville, Metuchen, Middlesex, Monroe, Montgomery, New Brunswick, North Brunswick, North Plainfield, Old Bridge, Perth Amboy, Piscataway, Plainfield, Raritan, Sayreville, Scotch Plains, Somerville, South Amboy, South Bound Brook, South Brunswick, South Plainfield, South River, Spotswood, Woodbridge

Greater Shore area: Absecon, Asbury Park, Atlantic City, Barnegat Township, Berkeley Township, Bradley Beach Borough, Brick Township, Brigantine, Cape May, Colts Neck Township, Eatontown Borough, Egg Harbor City, Egg Harbor Township, Farmingdale Borough, Galloway Township, Highlands Borough, Holmdel Township, Howell Township, Keansburg Borough, Keyport Borough, Lacey Township, Lakewood Township, Little Egg Harbor Township, Long Branch, Lower Township, Manchester Township, Middle Township, Middletown Township, Neptune City Borough, Neptune Township, North Wildwood, Northfield, Ocean City, Ocean Gate Borough, Ocean Township, Pleasantville, Point Pleasant Beach Borough, Red Bank Borough, Seaside Heights Borough, Shrewsbury Township, Somers Point, South Toms River Borough, Stafford Township, Tinton Falls Borough, Toms River Township, Tuckerton Borough, Union Beach Borough, Ventnor City, Wildwood, Woodbine Borough

Base Voucher Values

Voucher GVWR

Vehicle Class

Voucher Amount

8,501-10,000 lbs

Class 2B 


10,001-14,000 lbs

Class 3 


14,001-16,000 lbs

Class 4 


16,001-19,500 lbs

Class 5 


19,501-26,000 lbs

Class 6 


Bonus Criteria Summary  

  • Certified woman-, minority-, or veteran-owned business bonus: $4,000 per vehicle   
  • Small business bonus: A 25% increase of the base voucher amount per vehicle 
  •  Small business vehicle scrappage bonus: $2,000 per vehicle scrapped and replaced with a NJ ZIP voucher-funded ZEV 
  • New Jersey manufacturing bonus: A 25% increase of base voucher amount per vehicle if Vendor can formally document that 25% of the cost of the vehicle is spent in NJ on labor for vehicle design, assembly, or manufacturing and cost of components produced in New Jersey.    
  • Driver readiness and education bonus: $2,000 per vehicle if Vendor provides two public training sessions per quarter in the year following Applicant voucher(s) approval, for a total of 8 sessions, including at least an overview of the technology, operation, and safety, given by subject matter experts. In addition, Vendor must provide a once per quarterly opportunity in the year following Applicant voucher(s) approval for publicly available vehicle test drive or in-person vehicle viewing and demonstration within one or more of the selected pilot communities. 

These bonuses may be stacked, with applicants eligible for multiple bonus criteria

By accepting the voucher funding, Applicants or, where applicable, Vendors will also agree to the following terms:

Register the vehicle in the State of New Jersey for a minimum of the Register the vehicle in the State of New Jersey for a minimum of the three initial, continuous years AND 

Annually operate at least 75% of vehicle miles traveled (VMT) in the State of New Jersey AND annually operate 50% or more of VMT within the eligible community areas for a minimum of three continuous years from date of registration


Annually operate at least 75% of vehicle miles traveled (VMT) in the State of New Jersey AND have a registration address and domicile the vehicle within the eligible community areas for a minimum of three continuous years from date of registration

  • Certification from the Vendor that the vehicle complies with all applicable state and federal requirements for operation, including the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), found in Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR).
  • Warranty to Applicant for the eligible vehicle, indicating at least 3 years or 50,000 miles of coverage, whichever comes first, covering, parts (at a minimum, motor, drive train, and batteries, hydrogen fuel cells, etc.) and labor.
  • In-state servicing plan for maintenance of Applicant’s vehicle(s) aligned with industry norms and current best practices implemented by or before vehicle delivery.
  • Charging or fueling needs and plans to address such needs, as applicable to the technology, indicating if the applicant intends to use already available infrastructure (public or private) or including, if available, details on anticipated count, type, capacity, and location of chargers necessary for vehicle.


NJEDA’s right to audit and verify compliance with eligibility requirements post-voucher redemption, and agree to provide responses and data upon request to support such audits and verifications. For example, to verify vehicle miles traveled within the eligible pilot communities, NJEDA may request data such as but not limited to telematics, route maps, delivery histories, etc.

Permit the use by NJEDA of Applicant, Vendor, and vehicle data and information that is provided in the application and audit process, and that is not otherwise prohibited by law, for case studies and to support the development of future versions of this program, or future alternative programs.

Commit to displaying a visual indication on the commercial vehicle that it is a ZEV and that its purchase was subsidized through this program, meeting minimum standards or as materially provided by NJEDA (e.g., a bumper sticker, placard, etc.)

NJ ZIP pilot applications are rolling for both applicants and vendors. There is not a deadline for applying; the portal will remain open until all the voucher funds are reserved, on a first come, first served basis, with set asides by location, business type, and use case. If additional funds become available, the program may reopen or remain open. An applicant may apply for multiple vehicles within the same application. Voucher amounts are capped at 100% of vehicle cost. Applicants may not exceed $1.5 million in approved vouchers to ensure equitable distribution of resources. 

Pilot Program Application Process
Vouchers will be issued and redeemed through six steps:

  1. Applicants selects an eligible Vendor and an eligible vehicle.
  2. Applicant and Vendor prepare and submit their respective separate applications, including proof of eligibility and application fee. If a Vendor has already been approved, the Vendor does not need to obtain a new approval unless there is a change from the prior Vendor application and approval.
  3. NJEDA processes the applications and, if the Applicant, Vendor and vehicle are eligible and funds are available, approves voucher(s), inclusive of qualifying bonuses and sends the Applicant a voucher reservation approval letter.
  4. The voucher funds are reserved for six months from the date of the approval letter. During this period, the vendor and the applicant must execute their respective program agreements and submit documentation of same. Then, the vehicle must be delivered to and registered by the Applicant during this period. A voucher reservation may be renewed for up to one twelve-month extension if requested prior to expiration and will be granted based on evidence by the Applicant and Vendor of good faith efforts to deliver and register vehicle within the additional time provided.
  5. Vehicle is delivered to and registered by the Applicant. Applicant submits documentation of this to NJEDA.
  6. Once vehicle is delivered and registered, and all relevant program agreements are met, Applicant will provide voucher to Vendor, who redeems the voucher funds from NJEDA.
  7. Applicant and Vendor will respond to NJEDA’s audit requests as need to confirm post-award compliance.

These companies publicly advertise that they sell or manufacture zero emission medium duty vehicles and agreed to be displayed on this list in alphabetical order. Only such vehicle vendors are on this list; no third parties or service providers (e.g., rental agencies, mechanic shops, etc) are allowed on this list. Any company that sells or manufactures zero emission vehicles wishing to be added to this “Vendors List” may email your company’s information (including company name, website, and contact information) to This list will be updated to reflect  these additions if available.

The EDA is providing this list solely as a courtesy. This list is not a complete list of vendors and only represents vendors who have contacted the Authority to be included on this “Vendors List”. Applicants can select their own vendor and are not required to use one of the vendors on this list. The Authority does not make any representation about the vendors, including, but not limited to, a vendor’s eligibility for the NJ ZIP program, the vendor’s product specifications, quality of the vendor’s work product or the product’s purchase price. Being included as a vendor on the list in no way represents any sort of endorsement of any vendor from the Authority or any of its officers, employees, or agents. Please refer to this link to find the legal statement for further statements and disclaimers.


Currently Approved





ABC Bus, Inc. (GreenPower Motor Company EV Star)


Ellen Muratovic


Bortek Industries

Rich Dorr



Tim Weaver


Crane Carrier

Ronnie Garcia


Don Brown Bus Sales


Evan Kushner




Benjamin Shapiro


Envirotech Vehicles, Inc. (doing business as Adomani)


Chad Emry


FPG Electrified (A division of First Priority Group)


Robert Lupacchino



Larry Smith


Gabrielli Kenworth


Margot MacPherson

732 997 4203

x 6260

GreenPower Motor Company  


Michael Perez


H.A. DeHart & Son, Inc (Thomas Built Buses; Diamond/Lightning eMotors)


Brandon Lewis


Hoover Truck & Bus Centers (BlueBird; Freightliner)


Richard Weber


Hudson County Motors (BYD Trucks)


Tom Del Gaudio


Hyzon Motors (Class 6 only)

Michael Murphy


Lightning eMotors

Marcie Willard


Lion Electric (H.K. Truck Center)


Mark McGrew


Motiv Power Systems

Jeremy Hiler


North Jersey Truck Center


Kevin Ryder

973-478-8802 x118

PACCAR / Peterbilt

Dusty Garland


PACCAR / Kennworth

Alec Cervenka


Phoenix Motorcars


Elena Christakis

909-987-0815 x 604

SEA Electric


Mark Oliver


United Ford (Ford, Lightning eMotors)

Amanda Hennings


Van Con


Jim Anderson




Dominique Follico


Institutional: As defined in the Global Warming Solutions Fund regulation (N.J.A.C. 7:27D-1.2), “institutional” means serving a non-profit or public purpose, such as a library, hospital, public school, institution of higher education, municipal utility, public recreation or cultural facility, or government entity. The term “government entity” includes local and municipal government entities, but for the purposes of this pilot, State government entities are not eligible.

Small business: For the purposes of this Program, a small business is defined as having 25 or fewer full time employees in total OR less than $5M in annual revenue.

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The full Board memo with additional program details can be found here.