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Gottheimer delivers historic investment in electric vehicles for New Jersey’s highways from bipartisan infrastructure bill

$104 million will be clawed back to New Jersey over the next five years for EV chargers

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) Wednesday 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,” Gottheimer said. “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.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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