An assortment of EVSE companies, auto dealers, utilities and environmental advocates has launched a new coalition to jump-start EV adoption in New Jersey.
ChargEVC’s mission is to promote policies that replace legacy cars with plug-in vehicles, in order to reduce harmful emissions, strengthen the utility grid, lower electricity rates, reduce transportation costs and a diversify New Jersey’s energy supply.
Founding members include several electrical utilities, the New Jersey Coalition of Automotive Retailers, charging network operators ChargePoint and EVGo, the Environmental Defense Fund, the Natural Resources Defense Council and the New Jersey Clean Cities Coalition.
ChargEVC plans to publish its first report in early 2017. The NJ EV Roadmap will offer research, analysis and policy recommendations aimed at accelerating the development of EV charging infrastructure.
“This is both an energy and a transportation initiative and it presents a unique opportunity for New Jersey to set a national model of thoughtful policies that promote the growth of EVs and the substantial benefits they deliver,” said ChargEVC Executive Director Pamela Frank. “New Jersey has the opportunity to realize these benefits and more, but only with proactive planning and policies.”