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ComEd and Chicago Area Clean Cities will host a free virtual event for customers interested in electric vehicles

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–As electric vehicles (EVs) become increasingly popular in Illinois and across the country, ComEd is working with various stakeholders to help educate and empower customers looking to get rid of their gas-powered vehicle and switch to a new or used vehicle. EV.

For those looking for a new vehicle, navigating the emerging electric vehicle industry can be daunting. An upcoming webinar hosted by ComEd and the Chicago Area Clean Cities (CACC) coalition will provide customers with the latest information on how they can navigate the process of transitioning to an EV, including information on installing charging stations at home and available discounts and incentives. .

“Without a doubt, the electric vehicle revolution will bring significant health, environmental, and cost-saving benefits to our customers throughout the Northern Illinois region. While the rise of this new technology presents many options for our customers, we are working to ensure they are able to make the choice that is best for them,” said Erica Borggren, Vice President of Client Solutions, ComEd. “That’s why ComEd is teaming up with our partners at CACC to host a free forum to help answer key questions on how to navigate billing, discounts, rate plans, and the latest options available in the market for help inform decision-making and increase adoption in our communities.”

Navigating the journey to electric vehicles, a free webinar held December 1, 2022 at 6 p.m., is designed to provide customers with insights from industry experts that will help them make informed decisions about electric vehicles. Interested individuals can register today at https://NavigatingtheJourneytoEVs.eventbrite.com. The event will be posted on the CACC website for customers who are unable to attend the webinar but would like to view it later.

“We know that many consumers have been overwhelmed with information about electric vehicles and they don’t want to sacrifice performance,” said John Walton, president of Chicago Area Clean Cities. “This webinar will help give you the details you need to confidently transition to electric driving. We’ll discuss electric vehicle charging, state and federal tax credits and incentives, charging on the job and answer your questions and should give you great information to help you buy your next vehicle.

During the webinar, learn more about what you need to know when starting your journey to electric vehicles, including:

  • Overview of the benefits of driving an electric vehicle and current market options

  • Current Landscape of Federal Tax Credits and State Rebate Programs

  • Customer resources to use to choose the right vehicle and charger for you

  • How to work with your utility to understand power availability before installing a charging station

  • Live questions answered at the end by experts!

Electric vehicles offer a range of consumer savings and community health benefits, including significant savings at the pump, as electric vehicle motors use 100% electricity, replacing the high cost of fuel. ‘essence. For example, depending on the type of vehicle and the mileage driven, switching to an electric vehicle can save a driver more than $2,000 per year in fuel costs. The savings to the customer are even greater when considering the avoided operating and maintenance costs over the life of the vehicle, as well as the air quality benefits provided by electric vehicles.

In recent years, federal and state governments have acted to reduce financial barriers to new zero-emission technologies, including offering rebates and federal tax credit programs to help customers pay the cost of purchase. initial electric vehicles. The state of Illinois recently reopened the EV Rebate program, offering residents the opportunity to claim rebates of up to $4,000 for the purchase of an electric vehicle, through January 31, 2023.

In addition to customer awareness events like this, ComEd wants to make the transition to electric vehicles as easy as possible for customers and has launched an EV Toolkit – an all-in-one resource providing information and advice on resources and discounts currently available, rate plans and savings options, where to find charging stations, and more.

Additionally, ComEd recently announced a new DOE-funded grant to demonstrate extremely fast charging technology for electric vehicles, as the time required to fully charge an electric vehicle can be a deterrent to customers. While Level 2 chargers take around 7.5 hours to charge a standard 70kWh battery, these extremely fast chargers aim to reduce the time to fully charge a standard 70kWh battery to just 15 minutes.

For more information on the benefits of electric vehicles or to receive ComEd support on an electrification project, customers are encouraged to visit our website or contact [email protected]

About ComEd: ComEd is a unit of Chicago-based Exelon Corporation (NASDAQ: EXC), a Fortune 200 energy company with approximately 10 million electricity and natural gas customers – the largest number of customers in the United States. ComEd powers the lives of more than 4 million customers across northern Illinois, or 70% of the state’s population. For more information, visit ComEd.comand connect with the company on Facebook, Twitter, instagram and Youtube.

About CCCC: Chicago Area Clean Cities is one of more than 75 coalitions across the country affiliated with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Clean Cities program, which brings together stakeholders to increase the use of alternative fuels and fuel-efficient vehicle technologies. peak, reduce idling and improve fuel economy and air quality. The coalition focuses its efforts on educating businesses and municipalities in the six-county Chicago area, including Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry and Will counties.