South Jersey utility seeks OK on plan for more EV charging stations

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TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT – Atlantic City Electric is ramping up its efforts to electrify the transportation sector in South Jersey, seeking permission to invest $42.1 million on expanding the infrastructure needed to charge electric vehicles in its area.

The new proposal, contained in a filing with the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities, comes at a critical juncture in New Jersey’s bid to accelerate the build-out of charging infrastructure and provide incentives to persuade motorists to switch to plug-in electric vehicles. Clean-energy advocates have criticized state efforts thus far as inadequate, noting that the transportation sector accounts for 46% of the state’s greenhouse gas emissions …

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