Chicago Adds 182 Electric Vehicles
Chicago has received a grant for $15.5 million dollars, allowing them to purchase 182 Electric Vehicles. This also allows them to build EV charging stations, as well. This grant was provided by the Federal Congestion Mitigation And Air Quality Program. Mayor Rahm Emanuel hopes that Chicago can set the precedent on how to run efficiently with a smaller carbon footprint in the future. The funding will pay for 9 DC fast charge stations, and 182 Level 2 charging stations. 6 of the vehicles will serve as buses, transporting people at the airports. This change looks to cut out 32,000 barrels of petroleum, and reduce gas emissions by 10,000 tons. Emanuel is one of 300 mayors to sign the Paris Agreement.