- Associated Press - Friday, September 11, 2015

WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) - Drivers will be able to charge their electric cars for free as part of a pilot program in one suburban Chicago county.

The (Arlington Heights) Daily Herald reports (https://bit.ly/1LmuUXY ) the Lake County Board bought three electric vehicles and three charging stations as part of a larger sustainability initiative. Board members are making two of the charging stations available for public use.

The stations are located in Libertyville and Waukegan. Drivers may use the stations for up to two hours at a time.

Deputy County Administrator Amy McEwan says offering the service will cost the county less than $350 per year.

McEwan says the idea of the pilot program is to get a sense of how many people might use the program and how it will work.

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