Burning gasoline and other fossil fuels releases carbon dioxide (CO2) into the atmosphere and contributes to climate change. Take action to reduce your vehicle emissions, reduce the nation's dependence on oil and save money by following the tips on this page from the Environmental Protection Agency website.
The United States Department of Energy has created a website that provides information on electric vehicles, current and upcoming models, a tool to compare vehicles, and federal tax incentives associated with the purchase of an electric vehicle.
Locations of Electric Vehicle Charge Stations
The City of Highland Park has a dual electric vehicle charge station located at 600 Central Avenue Highland Park, IL. 60035 (southwest corner of upper parking garage). This station was sponsored in part by the Highland Park Ford Lincoln Dealership and Windfree Wind and Solar Energy Company. To learn about more locations the United States Department of Energy provides a map of the electric vehicle charge stations.
Electric Vehicle and Alternative Fuel Incentives
There are currently several financial incentives available for individuals who purchase an electric vehicle.
EV Charge Station
Alternative Fuel Calculators
There are several ways to reduce your impact on the environment by driving a more fuel efficient vehicle. These calculators can be used to help move in a more sustainable direction.
Petroleum Reduction Planning Tool
Fuel Savings Calculator
Vehicle Cost Calculator