28 Jun '14, 8pm

Illinois EV Advocates Organize 500 Mile, In-State Electric Car Rally

Illinois EV Advocates Organize 500 Mile, In-State Electric Car Rally Illinois Green Economy Network will stop at 11 Illinois community colleges with public charging stations, some the 450 public and private stations across the state as part of educational effort to ease concerns about driving range. Published: 27-Jun-2014 One of drivers’ main concerns about electric cars is “range anxiety,” or whether they’ll run out of juice before the next charging station. Advocates across the state are trying to alleviate that concern by driving nearly the length of Illinois in electric and hybrid cars. The nearly 500-mile road trip started yesterday near Carbondale, continues today at the governor’s mansion in Springfield, and is scheduled to end tomorrow in Grayslake. The relay is plotted to link 11 community colleges that have charging public stations, including Prairie State Colleg...

Full article: http://www.evworld.com/news.cfm?newsid=33453

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