Carbon Day Aims to Be Power Broker for Your Plug-in Car

Carbon Day, has the exclusive rights to distribute electric car charging stations in the Midwest and has sold 27 to date.

Published: 23-Jun-2009

It's still a rare sight, but electric-hybrid cars and trucks will soon be revving up at a plug-in station at Northerly Island, the former site of Meigs Field.

The charging station was sold to the Chicago Park District by local start-up company Carbon Day, which has the exclusive rights to distribute them in the Midwest, including at movie theaters, parking garages, office buildings and shopping malls (

The station, which stands at Douglas Park on Chicago's South Side where it was part of the 2016 Olympics Committee tour in April, is powered by a solar canopy.


TREV two-place electric car

Student-built vehicle can do 0-60 in 10 seconds with top speed of 75 mph. Photo courtesy of University of South Australia.

Overall, the subsidy works out to a little over 20 per cent, which means a saving of Rs 4,000-7,890. Pictured is Hero Advanta electric scooter.

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