Cook County recently announced the Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Program, a four-year initiative led by the County’s Department of Environment and Sustainability and Bureau of Asset Management. The program aims to increase access to public electric vehicle (EV) charging throughout suburban Cook County by installing up to 75 dual port EV charging stations.
The County is seeking input from municipal leaders, residents, business owners and community organizations to find the most suitable locations for the public charging stations. Examples of public charging station locations could be a city hall, public library, community center, house of worship, housing complex, shopping complex or any other location that would offer convenient access to charging. Station locations within disinvested communities will be prioritized.
Cook County has budgeted $5.5 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding and will cover the cost of the EV station hardware, construction, installation as well as networking and warranty fees for the first five years.
For more information and to suggest a location in Riverside for a public EV charging station, visit www.cookcountyil.gov/EVcharging.
The Village of Riverside has been making an effort to be sustainable ever since the community voted overwhelmingly in 2008 to support environmental programs and projects. See more about the Village of Riverside’s green initiatives at: https://www.riverside.il.us/325/Green-Initiatives.