Two new electric vehicle charge stations were recently installed and activated as a part of the infrastructure improvements included in the Old Town Algonquin reconstruction.
The two charging stations are located at 106 S. Main St. and 302 S. Main St. in Old Town Algonquin.
“The electric vehicle charging stations are a wonderful way for our community to express our devotion to both our community and environmental well-being,” said Village President John Schmitt. “By creating the opportunity for those who have electric vehicles to charge them while visiting our downtown, we are opening doors that were once closed to our visitors and residents, as well as creating new opportunity for our local businesses.”
The charging stations are owned by the village but operated and maintained by ChargePoint, an organization which operates the largest network of electric vehicle charging stations.
To use the charging stations, residents and visitors will first have to register with ChargePoint online or through the company’s mobile app. Once registration is complete, users will have the ability to use their mobile app and ChargePoint card to access the charging stations and begin charging sessions during their visit.
The electric vehicle charging station installation is once example of the village’s environmental initiatives. The Arbor Day Foundation has named Algonquin a Tree City USA community for 22 consecutive years. During the past 12 years, the village has undertaken more than 135 acres of native restoration projects. And in 2017 the village was honored by the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus with an award recognizing Algonquin as a statewide leader in environmental stewardship.
For additional information and use of the system, visit www.algonquin.org/EV.
SOURCE: Village of Algonquin news release