In the near future, Jersey City residents that ditch their traditional carbon-emitting vehicle engines in favor of electric vehicles may have the option to charge their batteries right within their own neighborhoods in light of a new request for proposals issued by the city.

Mayor Steven Fulop announced today at a City Hall press conference that the city is issuing a RFQ for public electric vehicle charging infrastructure to be installed throughout the city for public use.

The mayor said the time is now for Jersey City to transition from fossil-fuel based transportation to electrification.

“We’re using this moment in time as an opportunity to move forward on an RFP to make sure that we have electric car charging stations in every ward in Jersey City, making us the first big city in New Jersey to make that accessible for every resident,” Fulop said.

Read more from Marc Bussanich at the Hudson County View, February 6, 2018.