NJ slowly making progress in increasing number of electric vehicles on the road

LEAH MISHKIN / NJTV NEWS – With at least 10 bills about electric vehicles currently in legislatures, it seemed like a good topic for the Clean Air Council to discuss.

“In New Jersey, the transportation sector is responsible for about 40 percent, or maybe half, of the greenhouse gas emissions that we have,” said NJ Department of Environmental Protection Acting Commissioner Catherine McCabe.

But, of the roughly 6.3 million vehicles in New Jersey, only about 15,000 are electric or hybrid — that’s less than one percent. That’s why people are trying to come up with ideas to increase that number …

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