Jersey City is leading the race on electric transportation, and it's working to bring the rest of the state along for the ride.

Supporters, environmental advocates and Jersey City representatives joined Environment New Jersey at an Earth Day rally to call on state leaders to pass S2253/A3687. This legislation would address pollution from cars, trucks and buses by creating stronger cash incentives for electric vehicle buyers, installing more than 1,000 charging stations over two years, and directing NJ Transit to electrify their bus fleet.

“Electric vehicles are coming, and New Jersey needs to be ready,” said Environment New Jersey State Director Doug O’Malley. “By taking steps to improve our electric vehicle infrastructure and accelerate the transition to electric transportation, New Jersey can create the road map for other states to follow.”

New Jersey suffers from some of the region's worst air pollution, and transportation is a leading cause. The Garden State can enjoy cleaner, healthier air by transitioning to electric transportation.

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Photo: Environment New Jersey State Director Doug O'Malley speaks at our "Ride and Drive" event. Credit: Alan Simpson Photography