SENATE, No. 2194

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

215th LEGISLATURE

INTRODUCED SEPTEMBER 20, 2012

 


 

Sponsored by:

Senator  BOB SMITH

District 17 (Middlesex and Somerset)

Senator  LINDA R. GREENSTEIN

District 14 (Mercer and Middlesex)

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

     Requires New Jersey Turnpike Authority to provide compressed natural gas refueling and electric vehicle recharging stations at certain rest areas on New Jersey Turnpike and Garden State Parkway.

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

     As introduced.

 


An Act concerning compressed natural gas vehicle refueling and electric vehicle recharging on the New Jersey Turnpike and Garden State Parkway and supplementing P.L.1948, c.454 (C.27:23-1 et seq.).

 

     Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:

 

     1.    a.  For the purposes of this act:

     “Charging station” means an electric recharging point complete with electric vehicle supply equipment that is capable of providing level 2 charging for plug-in electric motor vehicles.

     “Electric vehicle supply equipment” means the conductors, including the underground, grounded, and equipment grounding conductors, and the electric vehicle connectors, attachment plugs, and all other fittings, devices, power outlets, or apparatuses that are installed specifically for the purpose of delivering electricity from the premises wiring to a plug-in electric motor vehicle.

     “Level 2 charging” means providing 208-240 volt alternate current electricity to an onboard charger of a plug-in electric motor vehicle in a single phase with a maximum current specified at 32 continuous amps with a branch circuit breaker rated at 40 amps and the maximum continuous input power is specified as 7.68 kilowatts.

     “Plug-in electric motor vehicle” means a motor vehicle that is propelled to a significant extent by an electric motor which draws electricity from a battery that is capable of being recharged from an external source of electricity.

     b.    The New Jersey Turnpike Authority shall provide, or arrange to be provided, compressed natural gas fueling stations for compressed natural gas vehicles and charging stations for plug-in electric motor vehicles at no fewer than four rest areas on the New Jersey Turnpike and no fewer than four rest areas on the Garden State Parkway.  Such stations shall be geographically distributed in the northern, central, and southern portions of this State in such a way as to provide maximum refueling and recharging services throughout the State.

 

     2.    This act shall take effect on the first day of the 13th month next following enactment.

 

 

STATEMENT

 

     This bill requires the New Jersey Turnpike Authority to provide, or arrange to be provided, compressed natural gas fueling stations and charging stations for plug-in electric motor vehicles at no fewer than four rest areas on the New Jersey Turnpike and no fewer than four rest areas on the Garden State Parkway.  Such stations are to be geographically distributed in the northern, central, and southern portions of this State in such a way as to provide maximum refueling and recharging services throughout the State.