Go Electric

Switching to an electric vehicle (EV) is easier and more affordable than ever.

Electric vehicles are clean, convenient, and fun to drive.

Choose an electric car.

Find an EV charging station.

  • Worried about finding a place to charge your car when traveling? There are a number of charging station websites and apps to help plan your trip such as: PlugShare and A Better Routeplanner.
  • There are currently six public EV charging stations in Princeton: two at the Princeton Shopping Center,  two at Spring Street Garage, and two at Palmer Square Garage. We are always working to bring more to the area. Check out the Plugshare map to find more locations.

Funds for businesses.

Funding is available for multi-unit dwellings, businesses, governments, non-profits, and educational institutions to offset the cost of purchasing and installing electric vehicle charging stations.

Helpful Hints.

  • Need help choosing a home charging station? ChargeHub has a guide to compare the most popular charging stations on the market.
  • To get the most up-to-date information about federal and state tax credits and other incentives, check out Energy.Gov’s website.

Did You Know?

  • Swap and save. Replace a gas-powered car with an electric vehicle and lower your maintenance costs. The average cost to operate an EV is $485 per year compared to $1,117 per year for a gas-powered vehicle.
  • Get a rebate. In 2021, up to $5,000 was available from the state for buying or leasing an eligible vehicle
  • Skip the tax. Zero-emission vehicles are exempt from New Jersey state sales tax.
  • No emissions, no test. Battery electric vehicles are exempt from NJ emissions testing.
  • Move on up. Plug-in EVs are eligible for HOV lanes on the NJ Turnpike as well as the Green Pass Discount for the NJ Turnpike and NJ Garden State Parkway.
  • Range anxiety? Not in New Jersey! Explore NJ’s map of public EV charging stations.
  • Lower your footprint. Switching to an electric vehicle will reduce greenhouse gas emissions even when the emissions from electricity generation sources in our area are taken into account. For a detailed analysis, check out this study.
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