Environmental advocates and politicians promoted electrical vehicles on Wednesday in Edison.
They discussed ways New Jersey can address pollution in motor vehicles by expanding electric vehicle infrastructure and accessibility.
“Electric vehicles are here now, and New Jersey needs to make it easier to plug in,” Doug O’Malley, director of Environment New Jersey, said. “Electrifying our transportation sector is one of the most critical things we can do to fight air pollution and climate change. By taking steps to improve our electric vehicle infrastructure and accelerate the transition to electric transportation, New Jersey can create a roadmap for other states to follow. But we need to provide more resources and funding to communities like Edison to install more EV charging stations around the state.”
New Jersey Assemblywoman Nancy Pinkin and New Jersey Assemblyman Robert Karabinchak joined Environment New Jersey and Jersey Renews at an electric vehicle ride and drive showcase in Edison.
Environmental advocates say gasoline-powered cars emit pollution that causes respiratory illnesses.
“In order to secure a future of clean air and sustainable infrastructure, our state must face the issue head-on by making zero-emission electric vehicles affordable and available to all,” Karabinchak said. “I’m a proud sponsor of several bills that would establish statewide programs to lay the groundwork and infrastructure for electric vehicles in New Jersey. My hope is that through careful planning and incentive structures, Edison and central New Jersey will become the hub of EV dealerships and charging stations.”