BERGEN COUNTY DOUBLES ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING CAPACITY
Volta Public-Private Partnership Brings Free Charging to Overpeck Park
(HACKENSACK, N.J.) – Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco and the Board of County Commissioners announce that the Bergen County Parks System is now home to four additional Volta electric vehicle-charging stations.
The new Level-2 EV chargers are located in the Ridgefield Park section of Overpeck County Park and offer visitors free public charging for up to two hours. The expansion comes at no expense to Bergen County taxpayers thanks to an existing public-private partnership between the County of Bergen and Volta. The additional charging stations more than double the County’s public charging capacity, which to date has already been utilized over 2,800 times, powering nearly 40,000 miles of free EV driving so far.
“Electric vehicles are the future of transportation and the County of Bergen is proud to support our residents who have already embraced the transition,” said Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco. “My administration remains steadfast in our commitment to utilizing clean renewable energy and promoting sustainability. That is why we will continue to add electric vehicles to our county fleet and expand our EV charging footprint in our parks at every opportunity.”
“We’re thrilled to continue our partnership with Volta Charging and offer electric vehicle charging at no cost to our residents,” said Bergen County Commissioner Chairman Steve Tanelli. “The new charging stations at Overpeck will not only serve to increase park visitation, but ensures that we continue to preserve our parks and open space for future generations to enjoy.”
County officials celebrating the ceremonial “first charge” in Overpeck County Park with new County fleet Chevy Bolt. Pictured from left to right is Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco, (back) Parks Director Jim Koth, County Commissioner Germaine Ortiz, Deputy Parks Director Ron Subramaniam, and County Commissioner Chairman Steve Tanelli.