The average daily commute for a Chicagoan is 22 miles, well within the battery range offered by electric cars and plug-in hybrids. EV owners can charge both:

At Home

Overnight charging will likely meet the needs of most Chicago plug-in drivers.

On the Road

EV owners may also opt to plug-in on the road — at work, while shopping, etc. — as public charging stations and direct current (DC) quick chargers become increasingly available in the Chicago area.

At Work

Some employers are now offering workplace charging, often free of charge, as a benefit to their employees.


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