The College of New Jersey receives five-station electric vehicle charging system

Published on August 01, 2016 by Alyssa Michaud

The College of New Jersey’s (TCNJ) Metzger Parking Garage is the new home of a five-station electric vehicle (EV) charging system after the successful setup of a pilot program developed by Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G) that is seeking to boost EV usage in the region.

“The College of New Jersey is proud to partner with PSE&G on this innovative project that further advances our longstanding and broad-based environmental sustainability goals,” TCNJ President R. Barbara Gitenstein said. “Through the generous support of PSE&G, we are now able to provide our faculty and staff with access to electric vehicle charging stations, reaffirming our commitment to reducing our carbon footprint in a fiscally responsible way.”

PSE&G has installed the charging system free of charge, and the TCNJ location brings the company’s total to 11 systems across New Jersey.

“As the mileage range of electric vehicles continues to increase, we can expect that they will become more popular both across the country and in New Jersey,” Courtney McCormick, vice president of renewables and energy solutions at PSE&G, said. “By partnering with organizations like The College of New Jersey, PSE&G is helping to provide the needed infrastructure to support EV owners now while also demonstrating to potential owners that EVs are a viable option in the future.”