Are you ready to plug in to a zero-emissions car? EVs have no tailpipe emissions and lower greenhouse gas emissions.
Switching your main car to an EV saves the cost of gas and lowers maintenance costs too. Driving an EV typically costs less than half of what it costs to drive a gas car.
Find a Charging Station for EVs
EV Smart: Explore EV options, calculate your savings, and more
Illinois rebate for new EVs.
Federal tax credit for EVs.
Request a free public EV charging station from Cook County here (link is external).
How do electric vehicles work?
Installing EV Charging Stations
Types of Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
EV charging equipment is available in three different levels, depending upon the rate at which the battery is charged and the type of power (i.e. AC or DC).
Level 1- Plugs into a standard outlet (120 volts), average charging rate of 2-5 miles of range per hour of charging. Typical at home or the workplace.
Level 2 – Requires heavy duty electrical circuit and plug (240 volts), average charging rate of 10-20 miles of range per hour of charging. Can be installed at home or the workplace.
Level 3 (DC fast chargers) – 80% charge in 20-30 minutes (480 volts). Typically found at high traffic areas such a rest stops and shopping centers, not at home or the workplace.
Oak Park residents and business owners are welcome to install EV charging stations at their property.
A permit is needed to install an EV charging station.
benefits of Electric Vehicles
Reduce greenhouse gases and pollution
Save money on your transportation
Rebates and tax incentives available
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