Please join World Resources Institute and the Electrification Coalition for a roundtable discussion on the wide-ranging benefits of electric school buses and New Jersey's window of opportunity to accelerate deployment. The roundtable will be held Wed. October 13, 9am- 2:30pm est.
Red Hook Container Terminals has acquired 10 new all-electric HEAVY-DUTY yard tractors for their fleet at Port Newark.
The fleet of 10 zero-emission, battery electric yard tractors is believed to be the largest deployment of its kind on the East Coast and is the first at a Port Authority of New York and New Jersey marine terminal. Spurring greater use of electric vehicles, including trucks and port handling equipment, is an important part of the Murphy Administration's efforts to mitigate the worsening impacts of global warming and addresses the impacts of climate change and air pollution in disproportionaly disadvantaged communities. The DEP funded the project through proceeds from the Volkswagen emissions-cheating setllement.
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
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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