New Jersey launches partnership to develop EV infrastructure

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has launched the New Jersey Partnership to Plug-In, which aims to develop EV infrastructure throughout the state and register 330,000 zero-emission vehicles by 2025.

The partnership will be led by the state’s Board of Public Utilities, Department of Environmental Protection and Economic Development Authority.

Each participating agency will oversee its own set of tasks, including:

  • Mapping existing and planned charging assets
  • Installing EV charging infrastructure
  • Working with lawmakers to create an EV rebate and inventive program
  • Creating an attractive corporate environment

The Department of Transportation, Motor Vehicle Commission and Department of Community Affairs will also participate by performing tasks such as installing signage and tracking vehicle registrations.

The New Jersey Partnership to Plug-In will also dedicate $7 million of the money it received from Volkswagen settlement funds for fast-charging infrastructure technology.

Governor Murphy said, “The New Jersey Partnership to Plug-In ensures that we are working collaboratively across state agencies and with our private sector partners, to not only meet, but exceed our goal of registering 330,000 electric vehicles in New Jersey by 2025. This new initiative is part of our broader effort to make renewable energy solutions work for everyone in New Jersey.”

Joseph L. Fiordaliso, New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) President, said, “With the transportation sector contributing more than 40 percent of New Jersey’s greenhouse gas emissions, it is critical that we electrify this industry as part of Governor Murphy’s commitment to 100 percent clean energy by 2050. The NJBPU is eager to partner with our sister agencies in supporting the growth of zero-emission vehicles.”

Source: State of New Jersey

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