RELEASE: Gottheimer Statement on $15.9 Million Federal Investment for Jersey EV Infrastructure

Jan 23, 2024
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NEW JERSEY — Today, Tuesday, January 23, 2024, U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) issued the following statement on the Federal Highway Administration’s announcement that New Jersey will receive a $15.9 million federal investment to improve electric vehicle charging infrastructure across the state:

“I am proud to have helped claw back almost $16 million to improve New Jersey’s electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure thanks to the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill which I was proud to help craft and pass. This new federal investment will support the building and repair of electric vehicle charging stations across our great state and provide reliable and clean charging for Jersey residents. Simultaneously, It will reduce pollution, help fight climate change, and create hundreds of jobs. With reliable and efficient EVcharging infrastructure, North Jersey will be ready to tackle future energy needs.”

New Jersey agencies are set to receive:

  • $10 million to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection to build EV charging stations for residents in multi-family housing in disadvantaged communities and rural areas.
  • $5.9 million to the New Jersey Department of Transportation to repair 247 existing EV charging ports.

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