Scaling back state’s goals for electric vehicles

EV charging station

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT – With less than two months remaining in the lame-duck Legislature, clean-energy advocates are pushing a slimmed-down bill promoting the use of plug-in electric vehicles, a move they hope will transform the transportation sector.

The bill, the latest version of legislation (SCS-2252) that passed a key Senate committee 13 months ago, lays out specific time frames for getting more electric vehicles on the road and more charging infrastructure in place around New Jersey’s main traffic corridors and communities.

By addressing carbon pollution from the transportation sector, advocates say electrifying light-duty vehicles is critical to achieving the goals of both the Global Warming Response Act, a law that aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80% below 2006 levels by 2050, as well as the state Energy Master Plan …

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