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Eustace Bill to Encourage Use of Fuel Efficient Vehicles Advanced by Senate Committee
(TRENTON) – Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrat Tim Eustace to promote the use of environmentally friendly and energy efficient vehicles in New Jersey, by encouraging the creation of electric vehicle charging stations or any other source that supplies electricity for the charging of electric vehicles in transportation projects, was advanced Monday by a Senate panel.
“These vehicles are not only better for the environment, but better for your pocket book in the long run. If we want to encourage people to invest in fuel efficient, environment friendly cars, then we have to develop the infrastructure to promote it and sustain it,” said Eustace (D-Bergen/Passaic), who owns an electric car and knows first-hand the difficulty of finding a charging station...
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