New Jersey Set to Ban Internal Combustion Engines

DON’T DELAY!  Please contact the Department of Environmental Protection immediately to voice your opposition:

You may use the following points in your message:

  • Banning the sale of internal combustion engines will remove competition from existing, proven technologies, which will mean higher costs for electric vehicles for New Jersey families.
  • The government should allow the market to continue to innovate all forms of technology that significantly reduce vehicle emissions, not just battery electric vehicles.
  • The automotive industry is embracing new technology to make vehicles cleaner and more efficient, which includes hydrogen, new synthetic fuels, alternative fuels, and improvements to the internal combustion engine. 
  • New Jersey families should be free to decide what is best for them, independent of energy policies made elsewhere.

Overview: New Jerseys Department of Environmental Protection announced the “New Jersey’s Low-Emission and Zero-Emission Vehicle Programs" regulation. If enacted, the sale of new gas- and diesel-powered cars and trucks will be banned starting in 2035. Comments were submitted to the state by October 20, 2023.