Chicago to get more electric car charging stations

April 20, 2012

Associated Press

Electric car drivers will soon have more stations at Chicago's airports where they can charge the vehicles.

The Chicago City Council approved the proposal to expand the number of electric charging stations Thursday.

O'Hare International Airport and Midway International Airport each will have six stations that can charge a vehicle in four to six hours and one station that can charge a vehicle in less than an hour.

A concession agreement lets the Chicago Department of Aviation collect a portion of revenue from the charging stations. CDA will be reimbursed for the cost of electricity as part of the revenue sharing agreement.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel says the charging stations are an example of his administration's commitment to make Chicago a green city.