Original (6/25/12): Electric vehicle owners will soon gain the ability to charge their electric cars in downtown Naperville. As part of the city’s Smart Grid Initiative, Naperville officials recently approved placing a charging station on the corner of Van Buren and Main St. downtown. Continue reading here.
Update (6/26/12): Naperville just announced an electric vehicle charging station raffle that is open to electric utility customers who own an electric vehicle. The purpose of the raffle is to show the feasibility of incorporating electric vehicles into the Naperville Smart Grid and to better understand the impacts of electric vehicles on the power grid. Continue reading here.
Update (10/12/12): Naperville with open its first electric vehich charging station in the downtown Van Buren parking lot at about 9:30am. Continue reading here.
An image of the first solar-powered electric car charging station in Chicago at Carbon Day Automotive. Image from www.altdotenergy.com submitted by Khalifa Saber
With help from a green grant, the city just finished an electric vehicle charging station in its downtown area. Currently, electric charges are free. Continue reading here.
An electric car charging station has been installed at the Breidert Green parking lot in Frankfort. | Larry Ruehl~Sun-Times Media
Following the city’s green movement and a recommendation from the Transportation Advisory Board, the Naperville City Council is moving toward building up to ten electric car charging stations around the city, ensuring that your future electric car never runs out of juice. Continue reading here.
A charging electric car. The city may be adding electric charging stations to go green and support drivers switching to electric vehicles. Photo from topcoolcars.com
The Frankfort dealership has just opened up an electric car charging station. The solar-powered charging station is free and open to the public and can charge any electric plug-in vehicle. Continue reading here.
Phillips Chevrolet's electric-car charging station in Frankfort. - Photo from www.suntimes.com