CHICAGO - The city of Chicago has signed a $1.9 million contract with 350Green LLC for the installation of 280 electric vehicle charging stations by the end of this year, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

Based in San Diego, 350Green is an EV charging network developer.

The charging stations will include fast chargers of 480 volts and Level 2 chargers of 240 volts. The company will operate the chargers at 73 different sites, including O'Hare and Midway airports and local shopping center parking lots.

350Green is expected to spend $8.77 million in upfront costs and receive $1.9 million of that back from the city in grant money derived from federal stimulus funds. The company will not share revenue with the city or state.

Originally posted on Green Fleet Magazine