New Jersey's 16th Legislative District

Senator Kip Bateman

Senator Kip Bateman

Bateman Bill Bolstering Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Advances

Please Share:

Bookmark and Share

Senator Kip Bateman’s legislation to help the state meet its goal of 330,000 zero-emission vehicles by 2025 was approved by the Senate today.

Sen. Kip Bateman’s bill that would enhance the state’s electric vehicle charging infrastructure and help the state meet its goal of 330,000 zero-emission vehicles by 2025 was approved by the Senate. (Pixabay)

The bill, S-3223, would help expand the New Jersey’s electric vehicle charging infrastructure.

“If we’re going to get more electric cars on the road, we’re going to need easier and more convenient access to charging stations. It’s as simple as that,” said Bateman (R-16). “The popularity of electric cars is growing, and sales are increasing significantly as they have become more reliable and more affordable. This measure will help the critical charging infrastructure keep pace.”

The utilization of electric vehicles reduces the carbon emissions, and cars and trucks are the largest contributors of the State’s nitrogen oxide emissions, responsible for 71 percent. In addition, the transportation sector accounts for almost half of New Jersey’s greenhouse gas emissions.

“Electrical vehicles provide a dual benefit to the environment, reducing our dependency on non-renewable energy sources and clearing the air of damaging pollutants,” Bateman said. “When drivers plug in at charging stations, we all share the rewards.”

Under the bill, electric vehicle charging infrastructure is classified an inherently beneficial use under the Municipal Land Use Law, and would be a permitted accessory in all zoning districts of a municipality and would not require a use variance under the law.

“Inherently beneficial” uses provide value to communities because they fundamentally serve the public good. Examples include hospitals, schools, childcare centers, and wind and solar energy facilities.

Similar Posts on SenateNJ.com

Leave a Comment:

Comment Rules: Please remain civil, stay on topic, and refrain from using foul or abusive language. Posts that violate those rules may be hidden or deleted, and repeated violators may be blocked. To prevent spam, comments with links are automatically filtered.


NJ COVID-19 Information HUB

District 16 Guide

Kip Bateman

Kip's Bio & Public Service

Constituent Services

Kip Can Help You!

Contact Kip

Kip Wants to Hear from You!

District 16

About the Legislative District

Email Updates

Sign Up for Kip's Newsletter

Facebook

Follow Kip's Page

Internships

Students - Get Involved

Legislative Activity

Committees, Bills & Votes

Twitter

Tweet @kipbateman

Kip's Recent Posts

- Proudly Serving Parts of Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex and Somerset Counties -