Illinois EV Innovation Hub

Illinois EV Innovation Hub

Addressing high-priority challenges to accelerate electrification efforts.

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Illinois EV Innovation Hub

In collaboration with Richland Community College, and the City of Decatur, TCCI is fostering American manufacturing excellence through our EV Innovation Hub. Together, we're tackling workforce challenges, spearheading R&D in climate-friendly technology and bolstering the North American supply chain with critical electric vehicle components. We're excited to be on this remarkable journey towards a more sustainable future!


Transportation has the highest reliance on fossil fuels of any sector and accounted for 37% of CO2 emissions from end-use sectors in 2021.


In the past year, open jobs in the US have increased 62% across industries. Manufacturing alone is looking to fill a half a million jobs, which is expected to grow to approximately 21 million by 2030.


The manufacturing sector contributes the largest share to Illinois’ GDP—estimated to be between $580 billion and $611 billion every year.

SOURCES:,, Clean Jobs Midwest Report 2022

Become an Illinois EV Innovation Hub Partner

TCCI Manufacturing is seeking corporate, governmental and academic partners to join us on the road to zero emissions.

Become a Partner

Illinois EV Innovation Hub Partners

Richland Community College and EnRich at Richland Community College
Illinois Innovation Network - University Of Illinois Urbana-Champaign | University Of Illinois Springfield | Northern Illinois University

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