Charging an Electric Car

Electric vehicles 

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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 an EV charging station here.

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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.

Contact: permits@oak-park.us.

benefits of Electric Vehicles

New Growth
Environmental

 

Reduce greenhouse gases

Reduce air pollution

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Economic

 

Save money on your transportation

 

Rebates and tax incentives available

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