The EVTown effort originated after Town of Normal Mayor Chris Koos brought together several representatives of business, government and education to discuss how our community could prepare for electric vehicles. As discussions evolved it became apparent that there was a tremendous opportunity for Bloomington-Normal to become a national leader in electric vehicle deployment. A decision was then made to establish the Bloomington-Normal Electric Vehicle Task Force and initiate the EVTown effort.
EVTown is an effort of the Bloomington-Normal Electric Vehicle Task Force. The Task Force consists of leaders from various local governments, businesses and educational institutions.
Electric vehicles can offer significant financial savings to residents and businesses in the community. The fact that these vehicles have zero emissions can help reduce pollutants in our local air. The EVTown effort can also help expand our community's reputation as a forward-thinking and progressive leader. This furthers our ability to attract and retain top quality employees and businesses, thus contributing to the expansion of our local economic base.