This is not the first Mitsubishi i-MiEV I spotted in Springfield Illinois – it is my second. Although this is the first electric car I have actually seen charging at the Voltec charging station located in the Illinois Green Industry Association parking lot. The charging station is right across the street from the Springfield TGI Friday’s, several other restaurants and shopping opportunities.
What is interesting is until tonight I had not seen a Mitsubishi i-MiEV ( known as the i here in the United States ) in Springfield Illinois. Even crazier is that I saw both i-MiEV ( one above and another ) in the same night after seeing none at all around town. I didn’t see or talk to either owner.
The Illinois Electric car license plate 229 EL would mean this was one of the early EV plate purchasers. I now have seen and recorded 226 EL, 228 EL, 518 EL and 531 EL.
CHAdeMO is the trade name of a quick charging method for battery electric vehicles