Collingswood and Environment NJ host "Ride-and-Drive" event to promote cleaner cars, Nov 1

Elected officials from Collingswood are joining Environment New Jersey Research and Policy Center to host a "Ride and Drive" event to highlight the benefits of electric vehicles for New Jersey and oppose federal efforts to rollback clean car standards. Environment New Jersey's "Ride and Drive" events are an opportunity to showcase a variety of electric cars currently on the market, and give local elected officials an opportunity to test drive them. "Ride and Drive" events are meant to educate the public about the untapped potential electric vehicles can offer the Garden State, and how they protect our health, environment, and pocketbook.

The Ride and Drive will take place in the parking lot of Collingswood Scottish Rite Auditorium (315 White Horse Pike, Collingswood) on November 1 at 11:30 a.m. Expected to speak and take some of the vehicles on a test drive on are Collingswood Mayor James Maley and Collingswood Commissioner Rob Lewandowski along with Doug O’Malley and Raquel Serruya from Environment New Jersey as well as Camden County officials.

“We are always trying to take action that helps us thrive as a town – and as a planet,” said Collingswood Mayor James Maley. “We are working to bring green initiatives, like electric car charging stations, to Collingswood.”

Photo credit Alan Simpson Photography.

About Environment New Jersey: Environment New Jersey Research & Policy Center is a 501 C(3) organization dedicated to protecting our air, water and open spaces. They investigate problems, craft solutions, educate the public and decision-makers, and help the public make their voices heard in local, state and national debates over the quality of our environment and our lives. For more information, visit

About Collingswood: Collingswood is a historic NJ town 10 minutes outside Philadelphia. Known for its eclectic downtown and BYO restaurant scene it has taken home national recognition including being named the Best Small Town Food Scene in America by USA Today, a Top 10 Transformed Community by Forbes, the Best Place to Go Car Free by Men’s Journal magazine, a Classic Town of Greater Philadelphia by the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission and a Great Place in America (Haddon Avenue) by the American Planning Association. For more information visit