Tesla recently announced plans to greatly expand its Supercharger installations across New Jersey’s Turnpike. The highway currently has 8, so reaching 64 is a notable shift in the transition to electric vehicles within the Garden State. All 56 chargers are confirmed to be the new V3 model.
This initiative is riding on the coattails of another major push in the Garden State: legislation that will provide EV owners up to $5,000 in credits and at least 600 DCFC (direct current fast charging) ports throughout the state that will supply a minimum of 150 kilowatts of electricity.
Confirmed Supercharger Locations:
- John Fenwick
- James Fenimore Cooper
- Joyce Kilmer (East Brunswick Supercharger – expanded from 4 to 8 and all V3s)
- Woodrow Wilson
- Molly Pitcher (Cranbury Supercharger – expanded from 4 to 8 and all V3s)
- Clara Barton
- Walt Whitman
- Richard Stockton
Tesla will also be building the utility infrastructure for third-party EV charging companies so that an additional 24+ non-Tesla charging stations can also be installed on the same highway.
According to New Jersey Department of Transportation Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti:
This is an agreement with Tesla, but Tesla owners are not the only drivers who will enjoy greater access to charging facilities on the Turnpike as a result of it. Tesla will install infrastructure that will offer opportunities for other providers to install non-Tesla chargers, so all electric vehicle owners who use the Turnpike will benefit.