NJ CAR recently launched a grassroots campaign, asking New Jersey legislators to support amendments to Electric Vehicle (EV) legislation that would provide funding for consumer incentives and infrastructure expansion. Electric Vehicle (EV) sales are going up each year, but the progress has been slow. Why? Because dealers are hamstrung by two HUGE obstacles that keep consumers from buying EVs in greater quantities- affordability and an under-developed charging infrastructure. Both the New Jersey Senate and Assembly will soon consider legislation that begins addressing these hurdles, but the legislation doesn’t go far enough.
If you haven't already done so, NJ CAR needs every dealer and dealership employee to ask their elected officials to support amendments to EV legislation. It is incredibly easy and takes just a few seconds:
1. Click on the EV Legislation Grassroots Link.
2. Fill in your name, address and email on the right-hand side of the page and click "Next."
3. Edit the email and tweet (if you choose).
4. Click "Connect with Twitter."
5. Click "Submit" and an email and tweet will be sent to the appropriate legislators.
This legislation will be a significant milestone in developing the EV market in New Jersey. Government can mandate and manufacturers can build millions of EVs, but if consumers won’t buy them, they provide absolutely no environmental benefit. Cash-on-the-hood incentives, forcing manufacturers to price and equip EVs appropriately and investing in an expanded charging infrastructure would all help New Jersey achieve its aggressive Clean Car mandates.
There is no better way to get legislators to address the challenges to greater EV adoption than showing them the industry is 100% committed to aggressive EV sales goals and prepared to do its part. If you haven’t already done so, please click on the link above RIGHT NOW and ask your elected officials to support the NJ CAR-backed amendments to pending EV legislation.