On Wednesday, December 6th, Commissioner Jonathan Young joined officials from Collingswood to unveil the borough’s latest sustainability initiative – two public electric vehicle (EV) fast chargers.
The EV fast chargers, located in the North Atlantic Avenue parking lot steps away from the borough’s busy downtown, are ready for use and will aid in promoting sustainable transportation across the region. The two public fast-charging stations – the first of their kind in Camden County – will also help to expand electric vehicle infrastructure, which is crucial in reaching New Jersey’s goal of having 330,000 electric vehicles on the road by 2025 and 100% clean energy by 2050.
“We have a robust system of electric vehicle chargers strategically placed across the county, but the addition of these new fast chargers will only help bolster our mission of switching to clean energy here in New Jersey,” said Commissioner Jonathan Young, liaison to the Office of Sustainability. “It is imperative that we continue exploring green energy options if we want to curb the effects of climate change and leave behind an inhabitable world for the generations to come. I am so proud and excited for the Borough of Collingswood as this investment will pay off greatly.”
The EV chargers placed throughout Camden County are predominantly level two chargers, which is a 240-volt outlet and gives an average of 25 miles of range per hour. The fast chargers are the fastest electric car charging option, providing up to 250 miles of range per hour, depending on the car and charging equipment.
The project was made possible through the NJ Board of Public Utilities New Jersey Clean Energy Electric Vehicle Tourism Grant, the NJ Department of Environmental Protections It Pay$ to Plug In Grant, and additional grant funding from PSE&G.