Francis Energy, owner of the fourth-largest EV fast-charging network in the country, announced June 5 it has been awarded grant funds by the Illinois EPA to build and operate three new charging stations in high-traffic areas along the state’s highways, in Beach Park, Troy and LeRoy.
“We are grateful for the opportunity to partner with the state of Illinois to build safe, convenient, reliable and affordable public fast-charging infrastructure that will give EV drivers peace of mind as they travel across the state,” said Francis founder and CEO David Jankowsky. “Our comprehensive statewide network in Oklahoma is the model we are using to expand across the country. With these awards, we are delighted that Illinois becomes our eighth state in that effort. This is a proud moment for Francis.”
Added Jason Pitcock, head of government relations for Francis Energy, “We appreciate the state’s leadership in the transition to electric mobility and we look forward to upcoming funding opportunities to grow the Francis network throughout Illinois.”
Source: Francis Energy, LLC