Illinois Governor Signs Bills Promoting Electric Cars

One of the new laws provides grants that help companies buy electric vehicles for their fleets.

Published: 13-Jul-2011

CHICAGO -- Gov. Pat Quinn signed a pair of bills into law on Saturday that aim to increase the use of electric vehicles in Illinois through grants and a new advisory council.

The governor signed the documents in front of a Walgreens store near downtown Chicago that has a charging station for electric vehicles.

Quinn spoke briefly to a small group about easing the state's dependence on petroleum. He said developing the electric vehicle industry was one way to do that.

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