In September, Governor Murphy unveiled the statewide municipal EV ordinance, which streamlines the local approval process for installing convenient and cost-effective charging infrastructure. This model ordinance provides minimum requirements and consistent guidance for electrification and is a huge step towards electrifying New Jersey’s transportation network.
Having a statewide ordinance makes it easier for local municipalities to create ordinances, allowing for more community EV charging infrastructure. RideWise partnered with the New Jersey Association of Planning & Zoning Administrators (NJAPZA) in late October to deliver a webinar, “The EV Model Ordinance is ready! Are you?” to help municipalities navigate the details of this new ordinance.
The webinar, led by Christina Schwartz, Executive Director, NJAPZA, David Kois, PP, AICP, Hillsborough Business Advocate and Sustainability Director, and F. Clifford Gibbons, Esq., General Counsel, NJAPZA, covered the new model ordinance and guided communities on implementation. The webinar attracted 100+ planners, zoning officials, and community members throughout New Jersey.
To view the webinar slides/recording and more EV resources, visit ridewise.org. To view the new model ordinance, visit the NJ Department of Community Affairs’ website.