• I-GO car-sharing program releases plans for 11 solar-powered EV charging stations

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    The car sharing program I-GO in Chicago recently unveiled plans for 11 solar-powered electric vehicle charging stations in the Chicago area and as part of a $2.5 million electric vehicle project, I-GO will host 36 all-electric vehicles with 18 publicly-available solar charging stations for the fleet. This is one of the few car-sharing programs in the Midwest to use solar power to charge up its cars and using grants from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO), the Chicago Area Clean Cities Partnership and the Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation, the I-GO project is looking to complete work by 2012.

    The charging stations will each have four parking spaces with a canopy above each hooked on to 4 solar panels to be installed by 350Green LLC, producing a whopping 200,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity annually.

    Posted in Topics:Transport, Tags: , on December 1, 2011