There are about 35,000 electric vehicles on Illinois roads today.

Kevin Bessler – Illinois Radio Network »

To help achieve the goal, beginning in July 2022, the state is offering a $4,000 rebate if you buy an EV, and rebates of up to 80 percent for the cost to install a charging station.

Currently, the federal rebate for eligible electric vehicles is up to $7,500, which could grow to $12,500 if the federal government passes the multi-trillion-dollar social spending package.

Abe Scarr, director of Illinois PIRG, an advocate for the public interest, said the state’s charging infrastructure will be key.

“A lot of people who may be interested in getting an electric vehicle may not have a garage and may not being able to just charge it, or they have range anxiety about being able to drive around the state not knowing if there is infrastructure available for charging,” Scarr said.