Montgomery Unveils Plan for Electric Vehicle Readiness
In a move towards sustainable and eco-friendly transportation, the Village of Montgomery proudly announces its commitment to Electric Vehicle (EV) Readiness. This initiative aligns with the village’s dedication to environmental stewardship and embraces the future of clean, efficient transportation.
As part of this commitment, the Village works alongside local government agencies participating in the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus EV Readiness Cohort, which began last summer. This pathway provides a fundamental task list and assembles resources for municipal leaders to address barriers to EV infrastructure, engage the community, and participate in technical and safety training for staff. This initiative encompasses the installation of EV charging stations, educational outreach programs, and policy development to incentivize electric vehicle ownership.
For questions about the Village’s commitment to EV Readiness, please contact Senior Planner Tony Farruggia at email@example.com.
Key components of the Village’s EV Readiness Plan of Action include:
EV Charging Station Installation
The Village already operates an EV charging station at Village Hall (200 N. River St.). Still, it seeks residential and business partners to commit to eco-friendly transportation to ensure convenient access for residents, businesses, and visitors. To ensure equitable access, the Village will encourage more charging stations to be strategically placed in public parking lots and high-traffic locations, such as multi-family housing areas.
Electric Vehicle Charging Station Locations
Thousands of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations are available in the United States. These charging stations are installed in key areas throughout the country for public and workplace charging to supplement residential charging. Most EV owners do the majority of their charging at home.
For widespread adoption of EVs, consumers and fleets need a robust network of charging stations. Learn about developing infrastructure to charge these vehicles.
PUBLIC AWARENESS CAMPAIGN
To promote awareness and understanding of electric vehicles, the Village of Montgomery is working to enhance its online resources and educational efforts to best inform residents of the benefits of EVs, dispel common myths, and provide resources to support a smooth transition to electric transportation.
The Village plans to explore incentive programs to encourage the adoption of electric vehicles. Many of these incentives exist through utility providers such as ComEd, the IEPA Electric Vehicle Rebate Program, and the federal Commercial Clean Vehicle Tax Credit. The Village seeks to connect residents and business owners with these programs and incentives to encourage the adoption of electric vehicles.
To support the growing EV ecosystem, the Village of Montgomery will work to develop policies that facilitate the integration of electric vehicles into the community. This may involve zoning regulations, parking policies, and other measures to streamline the adoption of electric transportation.
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Register your EV | with ComEd
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