SPRINGFIELD —Illinois Environmental Protection Agency Director John J. Kim announced an opportunity for the purchase and installation of new electric vehicle charging stations at publicly accessible locations. This opportunity is being made available in part due to the remaining Volkswagen Settlement funding. The Illinois EPA intends to fund $12.6 million a percentage of charging stations to be located at publicly accessible locations, including those in LaSalle and DeKalb counties.
“In Illinois, we are committed to clean energy—and that means making electric vehicle charging stations accessible at every turn,” said Governor JB Pritzker.
Eligible applicants include businesses (corporations, partnerships, sole-proprietorships, and limited liability companies), business trusts, or other legal business entities incorporated in or registered with the Illinois Secretary of State. The Volkswagen Settlement is the resolution of a U.S. Department of Justice investigation that found that Volkswagen violated the federal Clean Air Act by installing “defeat devices” in certain diesel vehicles to circumvent federal vehicle emissions standards.
All required forms and information can be found on the Driving A Cleaner Illinois webpage: