New Jersey Incentive Program Will Help Put CNG-Powered Vehicles on the Road

A New Jersey grant program will help put trucks and buses fueled by compressed natural gas (CNG) on state roads.

The significant grant program approved last week by the Board of Public Utilities (BPU) is aiming to replace diesel-fueled trucks and buses with ones that run on cleaner, less polluting fuel.

There will be a maximum of $40,000 in awards per applicant and $20,000 per vehicle. Corporations, incorporated nonprofit entities, limited liability companies, municipalities, and partnerships operating in New Jersey will be eligible to participate.

Only Class 5 through Class 8 trucks can register, and vehicles must be CNG-powered to qualify for the program. Trucks and buses must be registered in one of the seven counties labeled as unhealthy for sensitive groups by the Department of Environmental Protection’s Air Quality Index: Bergen, Camden, Gloucester, Hudson, Mercer, Middlesex, and Ocean.

The effort is a move by the state to help finance and push alternative-fuel vehicles onto state roads. Transportation accounts for the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions among any public sector.  If you own or manage a fleet of diesel trucks and are interested in obtaining incentives to have them replaced, please contact Brandon Caroprese of Caroprese & Company before November 17, 2017.

Note: The application period begins at noon on November 20, 2017 and closes at noon on December 20, 2017.

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