This week, the Monmouth County Board of County Commissioners announced that the county received a grant that will go toward 12 dual chargers for electric vehicles (EV).
The reimbursement grant is being allocated through the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) to promote EV adoption and tourism through investments in chargers on county property.
“Monmouth County is thrilled to assist visitors and residents who have electric vehicles by offering six dual port level chargers in downtown Freehold by the Hall of Records and the County Health Department and another six dual port level chargers at Seven Presidents Park in Long Branch as part of the New Jersey Bureau of Public Utilities Electric Vehicle Tourism Program,” said Commissioner Director Thomas Arnone.
The EV Tourism program, which provides funding for chargers at tourist locations across the state, is part of a continued effort to build out the infrastructure around EV adoption.
Officials say the installation and availability of the charging stations will be announced at a later date.
“This project will help those who have electric vehicles have charging options when visiting some of our local downtown areas and businesses,” Arnone added.
In other recent EV news:
- NJ investing $10.8M more in electric vehicle infrastructure
- New law sets up $45M electric school bus program
- State launches year three of Charge Up NJ incentive
- NJEDA expands NJ ZIP voucher program statewide