Like California, the state of New Jersey is considering banning the sale of new vehicles equipped with a combustion engine (ICE) beginning in 2035.
For now, all we have to that effect is a recommendation made by the state’s Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP), and Governor Phil Murphy has not commented on it. If he moves forward, it’s expected he will take similar action to that taken by California Governor Gavin Newsom.
Last month, Governor Newsom signed an executive order banning the sale of new ICE-based vehicles beginning in 2035. In New Jersey, the report from the state's NJDEP recommends that legislators there do the same.
The report outlines actions to be taken to meet the 2006 legislative mandate that calls for reducing the state's greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent compared to 2006 levels. The target for that is 2050.