The New Jersey Turnpike Authority has approved an agreement with Tesla that will bring new fast chargers to eight Turnpike service areas, increasing the total number of individual chargers on the Turnpike from 20 to 76. Once the project is complete, there will be EV charging facilities at nine of the twelve New Jersey Turnpike service areas.
Tesla will install V3 Superchargers at each of six service areas, and double the number of Superchargers already in place at two other service areas. Tesla will also build the utility infrastructure necessary for other charging providers to install at least two dozen additional non-Tesla charging stations on the Turnpike.
Tesla currently has 223 Superchargers in New Jersey.
In January, Governor Phil Murphy signed an ambitious package of EV-friendly measures, including $300 million in funding for EV purchase rebates and major investment in charging infrastructure projects.
“Our ambitious goal to register 330,000 zero emission vehicles by 2025 is only possible with a collaborative effort across state agencies and our private sector partners to further develop New Jersey’s electric vehicle ecosystem,” said Governor Murphy. “With this important addition to New Jersey’s renewable energy infrastructure, we are one step closer to achieving 100 percent clean energy by 2050.”