Biden Administration EV Charging Plan to Rev Up Economy and Reduce Pollution in New Jersey

Statement from Mary Barber, Director, State Affairs at Environmental Defense Fund

February 10, 2022
Debora Schneider, (212) 616-1377,

(TRENTON, NJ, February 10, 2022) – New Jersey will soon begin reaping rewards from the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program established by President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, with today’s announcement from the U.S. Department of Transportation kicking off a $5 billion construction project to build out a national network of electric vehicle charging stations. Of that amount, New Jersey has been slated to get $104.3 million over 5 years for charging infrastructure construction – meaning less pollution, more jobs and cleaner air throughout the state. 

“Building a national network of charging stations will mean less pollution and cleaner cars – and help for clean trucks and buses that may need to charge en route. This will expand the market for electric vehicles, encourage New Jersey residents to drive electric vehicles, and facilitate truck and bus fleet electrification for businesses – all while reducing pollution and improving New Jersey’s competitive edge as a clean energy hub.”                                                  

  • Mary Barber, Director, State Affairs at Environmental Defense Fund (EDF)

Emitting nearly half of the state’s greenhouse gas emissions, transportation is the largest contributor of local air pollution in New Jersey, causing a host of health threats. This underscores the urgency with which we need to reduce emissions from this sector.

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