PARAMUS - Environmentalists and politicians met in Paramus today to encourage citizens to charge ahead with electric cars.

The event at Bergen County Community College showcased a variety of electric vehicles, including Tesla. 

The state Senate is considering a bill that would allow direct sales of Tesla in New Jersey. Officials called for action on that legislation and promoted growth of the cars in the Garden State.

Environment New Jersey Director Doug O'Malley says electric cars make sense in a state that has the most dense population in America, the most cars and some of the worst traffic. "There is a strong argument that expanding electric vehicles in the Garden State is the right thing to do for our environment, and the right thing to do for air pollution," he says.

Also in attendance was Assemblyman Tim Eustace, who owns a Nissan Leaf and gave test drives.