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EV Task Force Batteries Drained

Mon, 16 Jun 2014 16:40:03 CDT
By: Charlie Schlenker

The Town of Normal E-V Town Task Force focusing on electric vehicles has run out of charge for the present. Mayor Chris Koos says much of the panel's work has been done and it is going inactive, though it could be revived for some purposes, such as luring E-V manufacturing or a large event to the area.

   
Koos says there are more than 350 electric vehicles on the road in the twin cities and 50 charging stations plugged in around the area. He says though the task force did not meet its goal of a thousand electric vehicles on the road, it did succeed in making the town of Normal a per capita national leader for E-V density. The town says electric vehicle technology continues to spread and there are now several types of non petroleum powered cars available at area dealerships. Koos says he's also optimistic about the prospects after entrepreneur Elon Musk recently decided to release Tesla patents for use in other electric vehicles.

   

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