Archive for Tag: electric vehicles

Murphy administration’s Big Oil lawsuit is a political stunt that will only fuel higher prices, says Wirths

TRENTON, N.J. – Taxpayers can’t afford to play politics, says Assemblyman Hal Wirths following Tuesday’s Big Oil lawsuit announcement from Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration. Officials from the attorney general’s office, DEP and consumer affairs are suing five oil and gas companies and a trade group for contributing to the...

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VIDEO: Murphy says taxpayers should fund the wealthy’s electric vehicle purchases

TRENTON, N.J. – By 2040, Gov. Phil Murphy wants 85% of vehicles purchased or leased in New Jersey to be electric. Despite the hype, EVs account for less than 2% of registered vehicles in the state today. That’s because the vehicles and their maintenance are cost prohibitive for everyone...

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Electric vehicle fires spark New Jersey lawmaker to introduce bill requiring further training for firefighters, EMTs

TRENTON, N.J. – South Jersey EMT and lawmaker, Assemblywoman Bethanne McCarthy Patrick, is concerned about the growing number of electric vehicle fires as sales soar and storms surge. The risks these fires pose to firefighters and EMTs prompted her to introduce a bill that would require New Jersey’s Division...

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