CHICAGO HEIGHTS—(ENEWSPF)—June 12, 2014. The Illinois Green Economy Network’s (IGEN) Electric Vehicle Road Trip travelers will make a stop at the Prairie State College (PSC) charging stations at 9:45 a.m., Wednesday, June 25, as part of a 450-mile relay to increase awareness of electric vehicle (EV) technology. The two PSC charging stations are located at the rear of the Tech Wing located on the college’s main campus at 202 S. Halsted St. in Chicago Heights.
Several community and business leaders will make remarks during the stop, which, according to IGEN, is part of a statewide effort to demonstrate the progress of the Illinois Community Colleges strengthening EV infrastructure, to promote further deployment of EV infrastructure, and to raise awareness about EV technology and the environmental issues that necessitate a move to a more sustainable transportation infrastructure.
Eleven community colleges with EV charging stations, plus the Governor’s Mansion in Springfield, are on the route, which extends from the southernmost “charged” community college – John A. Logan College in Carterville – to the northernmost “charged” community college – College of Lake County in Grayslake. The trip will take three days with a crew of two to four people that will rotate in and out of the car at strategic stops along the way. The car will be staffed by community college sustainability professionals, students, and/or IGEN staff.