Archive for the ‘plug-in electric cars’ Category

SuperEco cites I-GO plug-ins

May 1, 2009

It’s a bird, it’s a plane…no, it’s SuperEco, a green blog that breaks down complex environmental topics into bite-size user-friendly advice.

We appreciate SuperEco’s plug for I-GO’s plug-ins as part of a post on the benefits of car sharing. Lisa Poisso notes: “Chicago’s non-profit I-GO service even offers Prius electric hybrids.”

Yep, we do. I-GO’s Prius electric hybrids located at Millenium Park’s north garage and at 900 S. Clark St. in the South Loop, and on a full charge they’re more fuel-efficient than Ben Gordon lacing up another three-point shot over a leaping defender.

Hybrid electric plug-ins may represent the future of personal transportation. By combining that with a car-sharing organization model, it’s a win-win situation on many levels.

Plugging in with Gov. Pat Quinn

April 22, 2009

I-GO press conference
Originally uploaded by igocar sharing

I-GO held a press conference with Illinois Governor Pat Quinn and ComEd on April 21 at the James R. Thompson Center to announce I-GO’s new plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. ComEd funded the plug-in conversions for the two cars. Representatives of the Center for Neighborhood Technology — which launched I-GO in 2002 — were on hand as well.

Gov. Quinn referred to car sharing as a significant movement in the state’s emerging green infrastructure, and said he supports the proliferation of plug-ins across Chicago and the state. I-GO hopes to expand its plug-in program in Chicago and beyond as that green industry expands in the years to come.

Check out our Flickr photo gallery of the event!