As climate change effects begin to increase in New Jersey, the time to switch to clean energy is now. From sea-level rise in our Shore communities to flooding in our towns to increasing heatwaves and extreme weather, climate change is increasingly changing our state. Nearly half of all carbon emissions in New Jersey come from our cars and trucks alone and by switching to electric vehicles, we can drastically reduce carbon pollution from our tailpipes. Electric vehicles are becoming more commonplace, but the charging infrastructure behind these cars is still sorely lacking and there aren’t adequate incentives. 

Fortunately, Assemblywoman Nancy Pinkin is ready to help New Jersey take a step in the right direction. As the prime sponsor of the Electric Vehicle legislation (A4819), she is promoting the creation of an expansive charging infrastructure that will help to eliminate range anxiety on the road. The bill would accelerate the transition to electric vehicles and alleviate range anxiety and affordability issues by installing fast chargers on the state’s busiest roads and providing rebates for the purchase of electric vehicles.

We want to thank Assemblywoman Pinkin for her dedication and support to work for the passage of the Electric Vehicle Bill during the lame-duck legislative session. She is an environmental champion for all of New Jersey. To build on that support, let’s pass the EV bill before the end of the session so we can truly electrify New Jersey.

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Sarah Arif

(Clean Cars Campaign Coordinator)

Environment New Jersey

New Brunswick, NJ