Chicago’s Electric Car Charging Stations Still Not Completed
Two years later, after 350Green only completed 60% of the installations, the city felt something wasn’t kosher and essentially pulled the plug on the project–but only after paying out nearly $2 million to 350Green.
“The City discovered apparent financial irregularities involving 350Green LLC’s installation of electric vehicle charging stations,” said Tom Alexander, a spokesperson with the Mayor’s office at the time. “We immediately notified the appropriate authorities and are cooperating fully with those agencies and any potential investigation.”
But now, the Chicago Tribune has an update on the 350Green fiasco and things seems to be getting worse for the company according to the newspaper.
According to the Tribune, beyond the requisite Inspector General’s Office investigation, the FBI is looking into 350 Green.
It seems, despite getting a $1.9 million check from the city, 350Green did not pay some of its vendors. The Tribune spoke to two contractors who worked installing EV charging units who were allegedly stiffed by 350Green. The contractors, who are owed tens of thousands of dollars, confirm they’ve communicated with the FBI.
Here’s the full Tribune story, “Electric car charging station project in limbo.”