Charging Stations Make Way for Electric Cars in Chicago
The Chicago Tribune’s Julie Wernau recently covered the city’s near-term plan to bring electric vehicles (EV) and infrastructure to Chicagoans. CNT’s I-GO Car Sharing has been working hand in glove with city government to bring the initiative to fruition. I-GO will have 36 electric charging stations dedicated to its car sharing vehicles, and this spring I-GO is taking the green EV project a step further by installing solar canopies at 15 stations so its electric fleet will run on clean solar power.
I-GO has been test driving electric car models as they have come available. We tried out the iMiev last summer, and we also test drove the City Think, Nissan Leaf and Chevy Volt in 2010. I-GO is also working closely with Ford to test out its Focus EV and Transit Connect vehicles.
To sign up for I-GO Car Sharing, go to: http://www.igocars.org/join/