New electric vehicle charging stations are in Downtown Naperville’s near future after residents complain that one just isn’t enough.
Naperville installed its first EVCS in the Van Buren parking lot in the fall of 2012. The charging station has been used over 400 times so far, with the most uses between the months of April and June.
The charger came to Naperville as part of the Smart Grid Initiative, allowing electric cars to park and charge for a maximum of 3 hours for free. This service will continue to be free until October, which is when the 1-year testing period will end. The city has yet to decide how many new charging stations will be installed and whether they will charge per use.
There are plans to allocate funds from the special service tax to provide more charging stations downtown.
For more information visit the cities website at www.naperville.il.us.
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