NEW JERSEY — A new $15.4 million electric vehicle charging network will come to New Jersey as part of President Joe Biden’s infrastructure bill, according to a news release.
In 2021, New Jersey had 48,871 electric vehicles registered, state data shows. Of these, 14,175 are plug-in hybrid vehicles.
The counties with the most electric vehicle registrations are Monmouth, Middlesex, and Bergen. Counties with the least include Salem, Cumberland, Cape May, and Warren.
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The money is part of a five-year initiative “to help states create a national network of charging stations along designated Alternative Fuel Corridors, particularly along the Interstate Highway System,” according to a press release from New Jersey Representative Bill Pascrell (D-9).
“We included electric vehicle funds in President Biden’s infrastructure bill because clean energy is the future and America is at its best when it leads the way. And New Jersey can lead the way in setting up our national electric vehicle charging network with this federal investment. I look forward to working with our state and federal partners to get this project rolling.”