The first Oak Park resident has taken advantage of a new perk for electric-car owners, about three months after the program first started.
Back in November, the village board approved an incentive that would give anyone who owns an electric car two years of free parking. And last week, Glenn Hunter became the first person to use the perk, according to Village Manager Tom Barwin’s blog, Mission Main Street.
The Electric Car Company-brand vehicle reportedly went for about $17,010, after a federal tax credit, and Hunter is also selling the cars at www.ecopro.biz.
Village hall instituted the perk last year, hoping to entice villagers to buy the cars and help save the environment.
“With the reality of climate change and the prospects of ever increasing gas prices, the E-car, or cars like them, could be a big hit in communities like Oak Park,” Barwin wrote on his blog.