By: Diane Benjamin
Doug Fansler recently filed a FOIA request with the Town of Normal concerning their EV charging stations:
Can you please provide details of usage of Town owned charging stations like those in the parking garage (Tesla and all others? If there is a report, please share that with me. Otherwise I would like to know how many stations there are, where they are located and how often each one is used including charging duration and electrical costs for each station. I know Tesla stations are lit and require power all the time. Please include that if possible for power costs. If known, are these used by local or traveling users?
Taxpayers in Normal paid for most of these charging stations, they aren’t cheap. Another FOIA will be filed for the cost.
Taxpayers of Normal are paying for the electricity used by anyone who charges their EV at one of these stations.
Congrats, the Town of Normal doesn’t know the cost.
If they don’t know the cost they don’t have to analyze it to see if they should be charging for use. Koos has previously stated installing meters was too expensive.