Electric Vehicles Potentially Expanding Throughout New Jersey

Rowan University has been rewarded a $100,000 grant by the New Jersey State Board of Public Utilities (BPU) to study expanding electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure to local underserved communities.

“New Jersey’s energy future must be as fair as it is clean,” BPU President Joseph Fiordaliso said in a statement. “Initiatives like this … will help us ensure that all communities in New Jersey have access to transformative technologies like EVs.”

Rowan will conduct a market analysis to potentially install plug-in EV infrastructure and usage programs in low-income populations and multi-family residences. This study aligns with Governor Phil Murphy’s goal of putting 330,000 electric vehicles on the road by 2025.

“This new initiative is part of our broader effort to make renewable energy solutions work for everyone in New Jersey,” Governor Murphy said.

Rowan University is also leading a $14.5 million Department of Defense/Army Research Lab project to improve army modernization and safety. Rowan continues to lead initiatives that will grow our region’s innovation economy.