Here’s why an environmentalist says electric vehicles are the best hope for our climate

electric vehicle charging station

DOUG O’MALLEY / STAR-LEDGER – Earth Day 2019 was celebrated in Jersey City with an urgent call to action. Mayor Steven Fulop and members of the Jersey City Council called on the New Jersey Legislature to pass a bill that would promote clean electric transportation and establish a statewide charging network. Leading the charge, Jersey City is adding electric vehicles to their municipal fleet and has been awarded funding from the Volkswagen diesel pollution settlement to install 12 electric vehicle charging stations. But local action alone will not solve the climate crisis.

We need our state leaders to pass S2252/A4819 to address pollution from cars, trucks and buses throughout New Jersey and the diverse chorus of support includes labor unions, mayors, energy companies, car dealers, tech innovators, urban community leaders and environmentalists …

Doug O’Malley is the director of Environment New Jersey and serves as the president of ChargEVC, an electric vehicle coalition.

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