Electric Vehicle Charging Systems and Infrastructure
As the adoption of electric vehicles continues to grow in communities across DuPage County and throughout the state of Illinois, PowerForward DuPage member contractors stand ready to assist you with your site-level planning needs, including infrastructure guidelines for multi-family dwellings, workplace charging, and community readiness, as well as electric school bus and fleet vehicle charging infrastructure.
Below are links to resources with information on state and local incentives for Illinois residents as well as public and private organizations.
Illinois EPA EV Rebate Program
The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency will open the next EV Rebate Program funding round on November 1, 2023. The funding round will run from November 1, 2023, to January 31, 2024. Illinois residents purchasing a new or used all-electric passenger vehicle ($4,000) or all-electric motorcycle ($1,500) from an Illinois licensed dealer are eligible for the rebate. Applicants that certify as low income are given priority in disbursement of the rebates.
EV rebates are subject to the availability of funds for each cycle. The Illinois General Assembly has appropriated $12 million to Illinois EPA for the current fiscal year, which ends on June 30, 2024. Actual funding amounts will be determined by the amount of money available in the Electric Vehicle Rebate Fund, not to exceed $12 million. The Illinois EPA is announcing the funding round now to allow Illinois residents time to plan vehicle purchases.
EV Charging Infrastructure Funding and Incentives
The Illinois EPA is also directed to provide funding, consistent with Illinois Commerce Commission-approved Beneficial Electrification Plans, to public and private organizations and companies to install and maintain Level 2 or Level 3 charging stations. Up to 80% of the cost of the installation of charging stations may be funded. Additional awards may incentivize charging infrastructure in eligible communities. Applications will be posted to this page when available. See the Charging Infrastructure Grant Program, 35 Ill. Adm. Code 285, for program rules.
Additionally, DuPage County has a Sustainability Resources page detailing various incentives for solar installations, commercial PACE programs, EV incentives and comparison tools, along with alternative fuel station locator maps and much more!
Areas PowerForward DuPage electrical contractors and electricians are based: Addison, Aurora, Bartlett, Batavia, Bensenville, Bloomingdale, Bolingbrook, Burr Ridge, Carol Stream, Chicago, Clarendon Hills, Darien, Downers Grove, Elk Grove Village, Elmhurst, Glendale Heights, Glen Ellyn, Hanover Park, Hinsdale, Itasca, Lemont, Lisle, Lombard, Naperville, Oak Brook, Oakbrook Terrace, Roselle, Schaumburg, St. Charles, Villa Park, Warrenville, Wayne, West Chicago, Westmont, Wheaton, Willowbrook, Winfield, Wood Dale, Woodridge.