The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities approved Friday a Request for Quotation to hire a consultant to develop and administer an Electric Vehicle program.
The board says the RFQ is a first step in developing a program to achieve Gov. Phil Murphy’s pledge to achieve 330,000 electric vehicles on the road by 2025, to reduce emissions from the transportation sector, and help reach the goals of the Global Warming Response Act.
The board says the transportation sector accounts for 46 percent of the state’s net greenhouse gas emissions, making it the largest emissions source in the state.
“Launching the search for an industry expert consultant marks a major step in enacting a truly informed, impactful statewide incentive program that will put New Jersey at the forefront of EV adoption,” NJBPU President Joseph Fiordaliso said. “As we work toward achieving the Governor’s goal of 100 percent clean energy by 2050, electric vehicles will be an integral part of our efforts to combat climate change.”