The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJCPU) just approved more than $1 million dollars in grants to prepare and install EV charging stations in multi-unit dwellings across the state. The MUD EV charger program recently reopened its applications, which closed May 16, is set to remain open until June 3 and will reallocate millions of dollars in more funds to the program. The awards go towards the purchase of charging stations. Extra funds can be awarded for overburdened municipalities that need more help with EV charging stations. Other programs are offered through the NJBPU like the EV tourism program and the Clean Fleet program. The EV Tourism program places EV chargers at popular tourist destinations and the Clean Fleet program offers incentives to government entities for EV charging stations and infrastructures.
“Encouraging the use of electric vehicles is an important part of our Clean Energy Program which aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, a significant portion of which come from gasoline powered cars and will bring us closer to meeting Governor Murphy’s goal of 100 percent clean energy by 2050,” said NJBPU President, Joseph L. Fiordaliso.
President Biden has been making extra efforts to influence more electric vehicles on the road to change the country’s carbon footprint in the name of climate change. Part of the Biden Administrations’ efforts for electric vehicles is to make EV charging stations more available to drivers using ax incentives, rebates and grants that is being administered to the states. One of the main drawbacks is that public EV charging stations have not caught up with the need for them. Long-distance drivers struggle to find places to charge in certain areas, as well as residents of multi-unit dwellings like apartment and condominium complexes.