Plug-in electric vehicles in N.J. continue to spark interest, but resources still lacking

Electric vehicles are beginning to make inroads in New Jersey, but the technology is still far behind what it is in other states, according to a report from NJ Spotlight.

In this week’s NJ Spotlight podcast, Tom Johnson discusses the current resources for electric cars in New Jersey and what the future holds for the technology.

New Jersey has approximately 84 plug-in electric charging stations, but the majority are not available to the public.

NJ Spotlight reports most of the stations are in residential garages.

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A report released Tuesday by Environment New Jersey suggests plug-in vehicles in New Jersey could reduce oil dependence by more than three million gallons per year, if the state had the right policies in place.

According to NJ Spotlight, California leads the way in the number of plug-in stations with 1,718.

“We should be and could be doing more,” Chuck Feinberg, chairman of the New Jersey Clean Cities Coalition told NJ Spotlight.

You can read the rest of Tom Johnson’s story on the NJ Spotlight website.

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