Electric Cars

President Barack Obama (C) is briefed about an electric car by researcher Henning Lohse-Busch at a tour of the Argonne National Laboratory in Argonne, Illinois, on March 15, 2013 before speaking on American energy. (Photo credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Tours Argonne National Laboratory, Proposes $2B In Research

The president spent time Friday at several stations at the facility that research how cars use energy.

03/15/2013

2011 Nissan Leaf and 2011 Chevy Volt, with charging station visible; photo by George Parrott

Electric Charging Stations Coming To Tollway Oases

Gov. Pat Quinn and officials at the Illinois Toll Highway Authority have announced plans to install electric car charging stations across the system.

CBS Chicago–03/30/2012

I-Go Electric Car

3 Electric Vehicles Join I-Go Car Sharing Fleet

As gas prices approach the $5 mark in Chicago, the I-Go car sharing service announced Wednesday that three all-electric vehicles have joined its fleet.

CBS Chicago–03/28/2012

Electric Charging Stations

New Electric Car Charging Stations To Open At IIT

A bank of new electric charging stations will open in Chicago Monday, and advocates of electric cars hope they will soon be as common as the corner gas station.

CBS Chicago–03/19/2012

Photo Of Parking Lot (Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Electric Car Chargers Coming to Kimball Brown Line Parking Lot

Electric car chargers will be coming to the parking lot for the Kimball Avenue CTA Brown Line terminal.

CBS Chicago–12/14/2011

Gov. Pat Quinn

Quinn Visiting Factories, Meeting Dignitaries In Israel

Gov. Pat Quinn is spending the week and Israel, in the interest of further developing a relationship for Illinois there.

CBS Chicago–07/19/2011

Bill Clinton

Clinton: Green Initiatives A Key To Economic Rebound

Former President Bill Clinton toured a display of electric cars on Michigan Avenue this morning and said they’re not just the future of American transportation, but the future of American jobs.

CBS Chicago–06/30/2011

Chicago's vehicle sticker. (CBS)

Alderman Wants City Sticker Fee Discount For Hybrids, Hike For Gas Guzzlers

A Chicago alderman wants to change the pricing for city vehicle stickers to force motorists with big, gas-guzzling vehicles to pay more and give those with more fuel efficient cars a break.

CBS Chicago–04/13/2011