Governor Phil Murphy and a group of bipartisan governors from across the country issued a letter calling on President Biden to further advance transportation infrastructure improvements and work quickly toward a zero-emission transportation future by leveraging the American Jobs Plan investments with additional regulatory action, as well as increased funding and financing.
See the Joint Governors' Letter here
The Mid-Atlantic Electric School Bus Experience Project is working with school bus manufacturers, Clean Cities coalistions and other partners to provide free electric school buses for 6-8 week demos in selected school fleets in Virginia, Maryland, Washington DC, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey over the next two years. The application package for interested school districts is attached. School districts can apply to have an electric school bus in their regular transportation service for 6-8 weeks. A charging station will also be provided free of charge. The program is being run in NJ by the NJ Clean Cities Coalition and questions can be directed to Chuck Feinber via firstname.lastname@example.org. A webinar will be held on February 18, 2021.
NESCAUM launches a new webpage: Medium- and Heavy-Duty Zero-Emission Vehicles: Action Plan Development Process - NESCAUM
NJDEP is working with NESCAUM and the States to develop an action plan that will outline steps to achieve the goal to ensure that 100 percent of all new medium- and heavy-duty vehicle sales be zero emission vehicles by 2050 with an interim target of 30 percent zero-emission vehicle sales by 2030 (https://nj.gov/governor/news/news/562020/approved/20200714a.shtml). This new webpage will enable the public to learn more about the medium- and heavy-duty action plan development process and to provide input on the plan. We encourage stakeholders to visit the website and submit comments via the portal for public input.
On December 18, 2018, nine states, including New Jersey, and the District of Columbia signed a policy statement agreeing the develop a low carbon transportation policy proposal that would cap and reduce carbon emissions from the combustion of transportation fuels. The policy proposal is expected by the end of 2019.
It Pay$ to Plug In provides grants to offset the cost of purchasing and installing electric vehicle charging stations. The program is designed to expand New Jersey’s growing network of electric vehicle infrastructure, allowing residents, businesses, and government agencies to purchase and drive electric vehicles. EVs dramatically reduce vehicle emissions and improve air quality for everyone.
DEP has partnered with the NJ CAR, ChargEVC, and Plug In America to offer the PlugStar EV Training and Certification Program. The PlugStar program provides EV-specific training and works closely with dealers and their sales staff, recommending best practices to dealerships that want to sell more EVs. PlugStar bolsters factory and brand-specific training, and provides collateral, online tools, and services to PlugStar-certified dealers. For more information or to sign up for PlugStar training, email email@example.com or visit the NJ CAR PlugStar page.
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