Agency trying to bring plug-in electric cars to Ill.

By Associated Press
Posted Dec. 2, 2010 at 6:36 a.m.

The first mass-market electric cars go on sale this month. And Illinois authorities want the state to be in the driver’s seat in using plug-in cars.

The state’s Commerce Commission formed a committee called the “Initiative on Plug-in Electric Vehicles” earlier this year. It has asked utility companies to respond by Dec. 15 on how plug-in cars would affect Illinois’ electric grid. After that, a public meeting is planned in January.

Proponents hope to create a network of public charging stations in Illinois.

Regulators aim to develop consistent statewide policies that will make Illinois a leader in consumer use of these cars. State authorities also hope to generate carmaker interest in rolling out electric cars in Illinois.

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  1. bob Dec. 2, 2010 at 7:35 a.m.

    I being a stock holder of com ed ,this electric car thing makes me happy ,my dividends will increase from the extra energy it will take to operate these electric toys from GM

  2. sue Dec. 2, 2010 at 7:44 a.m.

    Most home electrical systems cannot support electric car charging. And did any body consider car owners without access to electrical charging facilities for an extended charging period?