PSE&G receives top honor for Electric Vehicle charging program

Utility named leader in EV movement, prioritizing customer convenience and affordability

Public Service Electric & Gas has committed to make using an electric vehicle in New Jersey more affordable and convenient.

To that end, PSE&G on Tuesday said it received the prestigious 2022 Drive Electric Award — Utility Award from Plug In America for its Clean Energy Future — Electric Vehicle Program.

New Jersey’s largest utility, with 2.3 million electric customers and 1.9 million gas customers, said it received this national honor for its leadership in support of advancing EV infrastructure in the state.

“At PSE&G, we are powering a future where people use less energy, and it’s cleaner, safer and delivered more reliably than ever,” Dawn Neville, manager of electric transportation at PSE&G, said. “We are proud to be recognized for our leadership of transportation electrification in New Jersey as we all work toward creating an infrastructure to access affordable, cleaner energy.”

PSE&G is the first New Jersey utility to support the creation of the state’s EV charging
infrastructure, through a $166 million investment dedicated to installing 45,000 EV
chargers throughout its service territory for residential, commercial and direct current
fast charge EV charging.

The state-approved program helps qualified customers with the installation costs of EV
chargers and alleviates some or all of the costs associated with upgrading their electric

PSE&G was also honored for its commitment to convert its vehicle fleet, which should
contribute to a reduction in carbon emissions and sets an example for others. As part of
its plan to reduce carbon emissions, PSE&G is working to convert 100% of its
passenger vehicles, such as sedans and SUVs, 60% of medium-duty vehicles and 90%
of heavy-duty vehicles by 2030 to battery electric vehicles, plug-in hybrids or anti-idle
job site work systems.