Windy City Gets Charged by 350Green
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350Green has been tasked by the state and the city to install 280 EV charging stations in the region, in a city-wide effort which will become the first and largest of its kind. The new charging stations will be installed in the hope that Chicago will become a center for EV motoring.
"Our public charging stations with fast chargers will be widely and conveniently located near where residents live and work around Chicago," said Mariana Gerzanych, 350Green CEO. "Now, EV ownership becomes a possibility for anyone in Chicago, regardless of whether or not they have access to charging in a personal garage."
The company will install 3 DC Fast and 207 Level 2 charging stations and will also open a nationwide customer support center. The project will cost the parties involved $8.8 million, with only $1.9 million to be provided by the city and the state (through the Department of the Environment) and the rest to be supported by 350Green. The electrification of Windy City will also create some 50 jobs in this new sector.
"Chicago is on the cutting edge of national efforts to prepare for electric vehicles. When this project is completed, Chicago will have the most DC quick-charging stations of any city in the country, with only the entire State of California surpassing our station numbers," added Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley
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