Electric Vehicles

N.J. Senate Passes EV Charging Bill

August 18, 2015

Photo courtesy of Toyota.
Photo courtesy of Toyota.

The New Jersey Senate has passed a bill requiring installation of electric vehicle charging stations along state highways. The bill now heads to the New Jersey Assembly for consideration.

The measure (S-2782) would require the New Jersey Turnpike Authority to install EV charging stations at four rest areas each on the New Jersey Turnpike and the Garden State Parkway, according to a press release from the New Jersey Senate Democratic Office.

The Turnpike Authority would be mandated to spread out the stations between the northern, central, and southern regions of New Jersey to increase charging services throughout the state, the release said. In addition, the measure would require the South Jersey Transportation Authority to install EV charging stations at two rest areas on the Atlantic City Expressway.

State Sens. Shirley K. Turner and Linda Greenstein are co-sponsors of the bill, which was approved with a 25-3 vote.

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