In New Jersey and across the United States, transportation is the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions. That’s one reason utilities such as PSEG want to lead the drive to electrify transportation by investing in a universal electric vehicle charging infrastructure.
By curbing emissions from traditional gas combustion engines, EVs are good for the climate and for public health. And by reducing dependence on foreign fuel supplies, electric vehicles provide a boost to the U.S. economy.
PSE&G already boasts the state’s largest network of workplace charging stations – part of a pilot program in which the utility contributed charging infrastructure to employers that sought ways to encourage EV adoption among their workforce.
The company also partnered with EVgo to install public EV charging stations at select rest stops along the New Jersey Turnpike and Garden State Parkway.
In the near future, PSE&G will propose a new electric vehicle program designed to increase the amount of EV charging infrastructure throughout its service territory – including residential charging stations, as well as larger installations for workplaces, multifamily housing and travel corridors. A separate program is intended to encourage public school districts to electrify their fleets of school buses.