On September 18, Assemblywoman Nancy Pinkin and Assemblyman Robert Karabinchak joined with Environment New Jersey Research & Policy Center and Jersey Renews to take electric cars — and the promise of a zero-carbon transportation future for New Jersey — for a test drive during National Drive Electric Week. 

Edison Councilman Coyle, Councilman Patil, and residents tried out cars like the Audi eTron, Chevy Volt, and Tesla Model 3 at Lake Papaianni Park, after local leaders and environmental advocates called for policies that ease the transition to cleaner, greener, electrified vehicle travel in New Jersey. Attendees joined Assemb. Pinkin in urging support for her legislation, A4819/S2252, which expands charging infrastructure as well as rebates and incentives for electric cars. The event generated media attention on News 12 New Jersey, NJ Biz, Tap Into Edison, Edison TV, and Insider NJ.