As we wrap up this National Drive Electric Week the state Department of Environmental Protection is pushing more New Jersey drivers to make the switch from gasoline-powered cars, part of an effort to reduce emissions and combat climate change. Peg Hanna of the DEP says the number of electric vehicles in the state is on an upward trajectory.
One reason those numbers are climbing is because of a New Jersey Board of Public Utilities program called Charge Up New Jersey, which gave people an incentive of up to $5,000 for going electric. Gov. Phil Murphy set an ambitious goal of registering more than 300,000 electric cars in the state over the next four years.