New Jersey businesses to get free charging points
The company will offer smart charging points for 150 electric cars, available on a first-come, first-served basis to businesses which can secure at least five employees who are prepared to switch to electromobility for their commute.
Recipients must be within PSE&G’s electric service territory, and installation is not included. With over half of New Jersey’s electricity sourced from nuclear power, electric vehicles are seen as a key driver of air quality improvements.
PSE&G will own the charging points and use a Hydra data collection system, provided by Liberty Access Technologies, to monitor usage and get a better picture of future demand.
Ralph LaRossa, president and COO of PSE&G, said: ‘Our company believes there is a strong future in electric cars here in New Jersey, and workplace charging is a critical part of that future. We want to be a partner with New Jersey businesses and New Jersey electric car drivers. Electric cars not only benefit the environment, but are cheaper to own and operate than conventional cars.’
In its own trials, 13 PSE&G employees were shown to have saved 4,413 gallons of fuel and $19,000 in petrol costs over 12 months and 120,000 combined miles.