The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities said Monday that it has awarded more than $12.7 million in Fiscal Year 2023 grant funding from three of the state’s electric vehicle and charging infrastructure incentive programs.
The BPU said there have been more than 100 awardees at 405 locations throughout the state, nearly 38% of which are located in overburdened municipalities. These awards will expand public charger access for current and prospective electric vehicle buyers, the BPU said.
In addition to the grants for chargers, the BPU also has provided grants for the purchase of electric vehicles for municipalities and other government entities through the Clean Fleet program.
New BPU President Christine Guhl-Sadovy applauded the announcement.
“From Sussex to Cape May County, our thriving EV charger programs are working to ensure more New Jerseyans have a place to plug in,” she said. “As we strive to combat the increasingly devastating impacts of climate change, reducing barriers to using an EV by building a robust network of public charging stations and supporting municipalities in electrifying their fleets remains a key focus of our clean energy agenda.”
The MUD, Clean Fleet and EV Tourism Programs are currently open for the 2024 fiscal year.
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