Somerset County recognizes the growth in adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) and the wide range of benefits of the technology. The county recently began purchasing EVs for its fleet to replace gasoline powered vehicles. By preparing an Electric Vehicle Readiness Plan the county will reduce its fossil fuel use, support a healthy environment, support economic development, attract residents and business, and continue to be viewed as the leading model of sustainability and excellent governance.
Municipalities interested in electric vehicle and alternative fuel vehicle planning may benefit from a guidebook published by the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA). PDF. Additional resources about alternative fuel vehicles from NJTPA are available on this website. (https://www.njtpa.org/planning/regional-studies/environment/air-quality/alternative-fuels-vehicles)
The NJ Department of Environmental Protection has a grant program to offset the cost of purchasing and installing electric vehicle charging stations called It Pays to Plug In. https://www.drivegreen.nj.gov/plugin.html
Municipalities can also receive grants and get credit for their Electric Vehicle actions from Sustainable Jersey. http://www.sustainablejersey.com/
Learn more about Electric Vehicle Technology at this website. (https://driveelectricus.com/)
NJ DEP Electric Vehicle (Drive Green NJ) website (https://www.drivegreen.nj.gov/index.html)
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If you have any questions on electric vehicle planning in Somerset County please contact via email. firstname.lastname@example.org