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ComEd and the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus announced the continued investment in the EV Readiness program earlier this week. The program was launched to help the Village of Park Forest and other local governments prepare to meet the growing demand for electric vehicles (EV) and charging infrastructure.
"ComEd's investments in electrification have been essential as community leaders move to reach new climate goals, navigate funding opportunities, and adopt local policies that will make EV integration safe and equitable for the residents and businesses they serve," said Kevin Burns, Metropolitan Mayors Caucus Environment Committee and Energy Subcommittee Chairman. "We are thrilled to welcome a second cohort of communities committed to achieving EV readiness through this program and thank ComEd for its continued partnership in helping communities meet the new demand for EV access and the environmental benefits that come with it."
The EV Readiness program kicked off last year, working with a diverse cohort of 16 communities, which includes Park Forest, to support safe and effective plans for regional transportation electrification.
In addition to developing local plans, participation in the program has also helped position communities for competitive funding opportunities designed to support electrification.
ComEd's investments to support EV adoption aligns with its proposals filed with regulators earlier this year to enable the power grid to support the increasing number of EVs and solar resources while ensuring continued resiliency in the face of more severe and frequent weather events.
ComEd's proposed plans will build on ComEd's record-setting reliability performance, ensuring the benefits of the clean energy transformation in Illinois are shared equitably by ComEd customers while balancing affordability.