New Jersey invests $100 million in clean transportation, including public fast-charging stations for EV drivers
New Jersey residents – there has never been a better time to drive an EV. That’s right, Governor Murphy recently announced a $100 million investment in clean transportation projects aimed towards improving the state’s and region’s air quality and reducing the effects of climate change, all while moving the state to 100% clean energy by 2050.
As a part of this initiative, EV drivers can expect a $5 million investment in public fast-charging stations – making it easier and quicker than ever to charge your EV while running errands or taking road trips. The state is also investing $5 million in grants for equitable transportation projects that will bring affordable EV ride-hailing and car-sharing services to four New Jersey towns and cities. Other aspects of this initiative include the electrification of NJ Transit buses, school buses, port and airport equipment, and garbage and delivery trucks in environmental justice communities that have borne a disproportionate share of pollution.
The proceeds for this ground-breaking $100 million initiative come from New Jersey’s participation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) and the Volkswagen Mitigation Trust Funds and will be allocated for several dozen clean transportation projects including heavy-duty vehicle electrification programs as well as investments in electric charging infrastructure in different communities across the state.
You can learn more about New Jersey’s commitment here.