Release: Gottheimer Delivers Historic Investment in Electric Vehicles for New Jersey’s Highways From Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill

Feb 16, 2022
Press

Creating a national EV charging network. $104 million will be clawed back to New Jersey over the next five years for EV chargers.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) announced that New Jersey will claw back $104 million in investment to install electric vehicle (EV) charging stations along key roads and highways — through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill, which Gottheimer helped shape and pass last year. 

This federal investment will improve EV charger access for Jersey drivers, help cut pollution and protect our clean air, and create jobs. 

“Electric vehicles are one small part of solving the climate puzzle, but an important one that we need in our fight to protect our clean air and clean water. While North Jersey has some electric vehicle charging stations in different communities, there are far too few,” said U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5). “The Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill, which I was proud to have played a key role in helping pass, will help expand electric vehicle charging infrastructure in towns and on highways across the nation, to make it easier for more families to transition to EVs.” 

The nation’s network of 100,000 chargers is currently insufficient to service the growing number of EVs, and the current network of chargers struggle with inconsistent plug types, payment options, and data availability.  

Distributed by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Highway Administration, the investment being announced today will help build a network of chargers across New Jersey, making electric vehicles more accessible for both local and long-distance trips. 

In October 2021, Gottheimer visited the electric vehicle charger station at the Oradell Public Library to fight for critical provisions to combat climate change in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill and the reconciliation package.  

### 

Recent Posts


May 24, 2024
Press

RELEASE: Gottheimer Joins Congregation Bnai Yeshurun to Discuss Rising Antisemitism and Standing Against Hate at Home

Above: Gottheimer speaking at Congregation Bnai Yeshurun. TEANECK, NJ — U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer held a fifth community discussion at Congregation Bnai Yeshurun. Gottheimer dialogued with Rabbi Elliot Schrier about rising antisemitism — online, on campuses, and in North Jersey communities — and his work to combat it. During the event, Congressman Gottheimer highlighted the record […]



May 23, 2024
Press

RELEASE: Gottheimer, D’Esposito Introduce New Legislation to Hold the MTA Accountable for its Hypocrisy

Above: Gottheimer and D’Esposito announcing new legislation to stop MTA CEO Janno Lieber from using federal funds for a taxpayer-funded vehicle. WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Thursday, May 23, 2024, U.S. Representatives Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) and Anthony D’Esposito (NY-4) introduced new legislation to stop MTA CEO Janno Lieber’s continued Congestion Tax hypocrisy. While hardworking commuters, nurses, teachers, […]



May 22, 2024
Press

RELEASE: House Passes Gottheimer-led Bipartisan Legislation to Modernize Crypto Regulation and Protect Consumers

Above: Gottheimer on the House floor. WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Wednesday, May 22, 2024, the Financial Innovation and Technology for the 21st Century Act (FIT21), which U.S. Congressman Gottheimer helped negotiate in the Financial Services Committee, passed the House with bipartisan support. This bipartisan legislation clarifies regulation for digital assets, bolsters consumer protection, and ensures […]