Drive Electric Chicago Receives $15 Million Dollar Grant for Electric Vehicle Fleet and Charging Stations, Chicago, Illiniois, 2017

  • Date Enacted: Oct 11, 2017


The City of Chicago’s “Drive Electric Chicago” program received a $15.5 million grant from the federal Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) program, which it will use to purchase 182 Electric Vehicles (EV), including 6 EV buses for the city’s airports, and charging infrastructure, which includes 9 DC fast charging stations and 182 Level 2 charging stations.

The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) will simultaneously install, operate, and maintain 20 DC fast chargers and 80 Level 2 chargers at their airports.

Updated December 2017

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