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"Council" means the Electric Vehicle Advisory Council
created in Section 20.
"Electric vehicle" means (i) a battery-powered electric
vehicle operated solely by electricity or (ii) a plug-in hybrid
electric vehicle that operates on electricity and gasoline and
has a battery that can be recharged from an external source.
Electric Vehicle Coordinator.
shall appoint a person within the Department of Commerce and
Economic Opportunity to serve as the Electric Vehicle
Coordinator for the State of Illinois. This person may be an
existing employee with other duties. The Coordinator shall act
as a point person for electric vehicle related policies and
activities in Illinois.
Electric vehicle advisory council.
(a) There is created the Illinois Electric Vehicle Advisory
Council. The Council shall investigate and recommend
strategies that the Governor and the General Assembly may
implement to promote the use of electric vehicles, including,
but not limited to, potential infrastructure improvements,
State and local regulatory streamlining, and changes to
electric utility rates and tariffs.
(b) The Council shall include all of the following members:
(1) The Electric Vehicle Coordinator to serve as
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(2) Four members of the General Assembly, one appointed
by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, one
appointed by the Minority Leader of the House of
Representatives, one appointed by the President of the
Senate, and one appointed by the Minority Leader of the
(3) The Director of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
or his or her designee.
(4) The Director of the Environmental Protection
Agency or his or her designee.
(5) The Executive Director of the Illinois Commerce
Commission or his or her designee.
(6) Nine at-large members appointed by the Governor as
(A) two representatives of statewide environmental
(B) two representatives of national or regional
(C) one representative of a nonprofit car-sharing
(D) two representatives of automobile
(E) one representative of the City of Chicago;
(F) one representative of an electric utility.
(c) The Council shall report its findings to the Governor
and General Assembly by December 31, 2011.