New Jersey to Ban New Gas Vehicles in 2035

Feb. 20, 2023

New Jersey has just announced a ban on gas vehicle sales which will take effect in 2035.

Feb. 20, 2023–New Jersey has just announced moving up plans to ban gas vehicle sales from 2050 to 2035, according to U.S. News & World Report.

The state has been planning to achieve “100% zero-emissions new vehicle sales,” as well as making 100% of the electricity used to power EVs coming from clean energy sources. Governor Phil Murphy has said that the state will work with utility companies to come up with a plan to transition from using fossil fuels.

Other parts of the plan, as outlined by the governor on Twitter, “includes a zero-carbon emissions target for home and business HVAC systems by 2030, and a plan to use $70 million of the state’s money to buy electric medium- and heavy-duty trucks.”

With New Jersey, six states have now started the transition to zero-emission vehicles by 2035. The European Union has also recently announced a ban on new gas and diesel vehicles beginning in 2035.