CAMDEN, NJ– New Jersey Transit took another step toward the company's first battery-powered commuter cars this week, authorizing a $3.23 million agreement to upgrade a Camden City garage.
The Newton Avenue Bus Garage will be refurbished with the essential infrastructure, including setup of 8 Electric Vehicle Chargers (EVC). Vineland business, Scalfo Electric Inc. of Vineland, received the agreement and the Battery Electric Buses (BEB), “will be put into revenue service in mid-2021.”
“Aligned with Governor Murphy's Energy Master Plan, the contract licensed by our Board today assists bring New Jersey one step more detailed to attaining the State's objective to transition to 100% tidy energy by 2050,” NJ TRANSIT President & & CEO Kevin Corbett, stated on Wednesday.
In January, Murphy signed legislation concentrated on more usage of zero-emissions vehicles in the Garden State:
- By December 31, 2024: at least 10% of new bus purchases will be zero emission buses
- By December 31, 2026: a minimum of 50% of new bus purchases will be zero emissions buses
- By December 31, 2032: 100% of brand-new bus purchases will be zero emissions buses.
” [The job] likewise aligns with NJ TRANSIT's new 10-Year Strategic Plan, NJT2030, and our 5-Year Capital Plan, which both recognize and focus on the need for bus garage modernization to underpin an all-electric fleet by 2040. NJ TRANSIT stays entirely committed to electrification and moving toward a zero-emissions fleet,” continued Corbett.