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NJ ZIP
NEW JERSEY ZERO EMISSION INCENTIVE PROGRAM


NJ ZIP is a pilot voucher program, with a funding pool recently expanded from $15M to $24.25M. This pilot supports businesses and institutions purchasing new, medium-duty zero-emission vehicles that will operate in the greater Camden, Newark, and New Brunswick 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 program will provide voucher with base values ranging between $25,000 to $100,000.


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 6 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. 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, Verona, Wallington, Weehawken, West New York, West Orange, Winfield, 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

Base Voucher Values

Voucher GVWR

Vehicle Class

Voucher Amount

8,501-10,000 lbs

Class 2 

$25,000

10,001-14,000 lbs

Class 3 

$55,000

14,001-16,000 lbs

Class 4 

$75,000

16,001-19,500 lbs

Class 5 

$85,000

19,501-26,000 lbs

Class 6 

$100,000

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 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 greater Camden, Newark, or New Brunswick areas for a minimum of three continuous years from date of registration

OR

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 greater Camden, Newark, or New Brunswick 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.)

The application for this program is under development, and will open on April 6, 2021. Once launched, applications will be rolling for both Applicants and Vendors, with vouchers reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis until all funds are reserved. Voucher amounts are capped at 100% of vehicle cost. Applicant may not exceed 10% of total voucher budget (i.e., $1.5 million) to ensure equitable distribution of resources. $5 million will be set aside for small and micro businesses, to ensure equitable access to funding. Details of the application process will be provided as the program is finalized for launch.

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 one six-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 njzip@njeda.com. 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.

Company

Website

Name

Email

Phone

Currently
Approved

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

Ellen Muratovic

407-287-3010

Yes

Alpha Mobility

https://www.alphamobility.co/

MK Campbell

mkcampbell@enderacorp.com

619-832-7569

Yes

Chanje

Tim Weaver

310-409-3772

Don Brown Bus Sales

www.buscrazy.net

Evan Kushner

845-237-0887

Yes

Endera

Benjamin Shapiro

307-776-9307

Envirotech Vehicles, Inc. (doing business as Adomani)

Chad Emry

909-938-2462

Yes

FPG Electrified (A division of First Priority Group)

Robert Lupacchino

908-645-0785

Freightliner

Larry Smith

630-631-2897

Gabrielli Kenworth

Margot MacPherson

732 997 4203

x 6260

Yes

GreenPower Motor Company  

Michael Perez

909-525-5221

Yes

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

Brandon Lewis

800-222-0271

Yes

Hoover Truck & Bus Centers (BlueBird; Freightliner)

Richard Weber

908-202-2317

Hudson County Motors (BYD Trucks)

Tom Del Gaudio

973-768-4596

Yes

Hyzon Motors (Class 6 only)

Michael Murphy

201-787-5442

Lightning eMotors

Marcie Willard

970-730-2022

Lion Electric (H.K. Truck Center)

Mark McGrew

508-918-6352

Yes

Motiv Power Systems

Jeremy Hiler

574-286-1844

PACCAR / Peterbilt

Dusty Garland

940-205-9020

PACCAR / Kennworth

Alec Cervenka

425-828-5860

Phoenix Motorcars

Elena Christakis

909-987-0815 x 604

Yes

SEA Electric

Benjamin Nussbaum

917-842 9563

Yes

United Ford (Ford, Lightning eMotors)

Amanda Hennings

201-617-0700

Yes

Van Con

Jim Anderson

732-356-8484

Yes

XOS

Austin Benzinger

818-316-1894

Yes

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.

PROGRAM GUIDE

Informational Webinar for Vendors
(3/25/21)

SLIDES | RECORDING

Information Webinar for Buyers/Purchasers (3/25/21)

SLIDES | RECORDING

QUESTIONS?

Contact Us at njzip@njeda.com