Jersey City partners with ChargEVC to transition municipal vehicles to electric
Many vehicles in the fleet are already electrically powered. And now the city is partnering with ChargEVC, a group that advocates for more electric cars and trucks in New Jersey.
Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop says that making the switch to electric cars and trucks is about more than just the environment.
"It's a real public health issue in densely populated areas like Jersey City. We see that areas that are the more vulnerable and closer to highways and major transportation corridors, we see larger cases of asthma, respiratory diseases, all sort of ailments that are largely attributed to the medium and heavy size trucks and the diesel fumes coming from them,” the mayor says.
Fulop is calling on Gov. Phil Murphy to have more statewide requirements for electric vehicles.