Past Events

 


Shared Mobility Open House

December 6, 2017 - December 6, 2017
5:30pm - 7:30pm
WeWork National Building
Chicago, Illinois

As the popularity of electric vehicles (EVs) rises in tandem with the use of shared mobility services in cities, automakers and governments are making plans to go “all-electric” to drive people toward more sustainable transportation choices.

 


Minnesota Plug-In Vehicle Owners’ Circle Meeting

November 16, 2017
6 PM - 9 PM
American Lung Association, 490 Concordia Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55103
Saint Paul, Minnesota

The Minnesota Plug-In Vehicle Owners’ Circle (MNPEVOC) provides a forum for Minnesota electric vehicle and plug-in hybrid owners to connect, share their experiences and learn more about plug-in electric vehicles (PEV) related topics. The group meets every second month in various locations. The meeting topics and discussions focus on factory manufactured PEVs and related infrastructure.

 


Electric Car Show at Franciscan Earth Literacy Center

October 14, 2017 - October 14, 2017
10 AM - 3 PM
Franciscan Earth Literacy Center (FELC)
Tiffin, Ohio

The Franciscan Earth Literacy Center is pleased to present our 3rd Electric Car Show! In the morning, we will have local electric vehicle experts to discuss the benefits of driving electric, and in the afternoon, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in an electric vehicle ride-and-drive. Come learn how EVs work, how affordable they can be, and how fun they are to drive! Attendance is free; donations are appreciated.

 


SCARCE Green Fair

September 30, 2017 - September 30, 2017
10 am – 4 pm
DuPage County Fairgrounds
Wheaton, Illinois

The annual SCARCE (School & Community Assistance for Recycling and Composting Education) Green Fair is Saturday, Sept. 30, at the DuPage County Fairgrounds. Admission is $5, and kids 15 and under are free. The Green Fair has activities indoors and out so stop by rain-or-shine.

 


Dublin Ride and Drive

September 30, 2017
10 AM - 2 PM
Dublin Community Recreation Center Parking Lot
Dublin, Ohio

Join Clean Fuels Ohio and the City of Dublin for a Midwest EVOLVE Ride and Drive event, showcasing electric vehicles. Electric Vehicle (EV) owners and dealers will be there to let you take test drives of all different kinds of EVs; Hopper Carts and electric bikes from Trek will be there too! City of Dublin Division of Fleet will also be participating. Oh, and did mention food trucks?

 


National Drive Electric Week Event in Evanston

September 17, 2017 - September 17, 2017
12 pm to 4 pm
2115 Central St, Evanston, IL 60201
Evanston, Illinois

Curious about electric vehicles (EVs) and want to learn more? Register to attend this FREE and informative event. EV owners will show you their vehicles, share personal driving experience and answer your questions. BMW, Chevy, Ford, Nissan and Tesla owners will take you for a ride-and-drive. Great Harvest Bread (across the street) has a FREE cookie for everyone that takes a test drive,

 


Energy Fair Electric Vehicle Show & Ride-N-Drive

September 9, 2017 - September 10, 2017
9 am to 6 pm
Harriet Island Park, 200 Dr Justus Ohage Blvd, Saint Paul, MN 55107
St. Paul, Minnesota

Take part in the Electric Vehicle Show & Ride-N-Drive in the West Parking Lot, or swing by to speak with vehicle owners and test drive an electric vehicle. The Electric Vehicle Show celebrates National Drive Electric Week by featuring all-electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles!

 


National Drive Electric Week in Fargo, North Dakota

September 9, 2017 - September 9, 2017
Noon until 2:00 PM
West Acres Mall parking lot
Fargo, North Dakota

Stop by the electric vehicle charging stations at the West Acres Mall to meet local electric vehicle owners or to learn more about Midwest EVOLVE, North Dakota Clean Cities, and other plans to expand electric vehicle infrastructure in the upper Midwest.

 


National Drive Electric Week: Columbus State Community College

September 17, 2017 - September 17, 2017
11 AM - 3 PM
Columbus State Community College
Columbus, Ohio

Clean Fuels Ohio, Ohio Sustainable Building Council, and Columbus State Community College come together for a Midwest EVOLVE ride and drive event at CSCC on Sunday September 17th. This event will also highlight the new Alternative Energy Automotive Technicians Pathway degree program at Columbus State. Come learn more about alternative fuels, take a test drive in an electric vehicle, and take a tour of the CSCC automotive lab!

 


National Drive Electric Week: Perrysburg

September 9, 2017 - September 9, 2017
11 AM - 4 PM
The Town Center at Levis Commons
Perrysburg, Ohio

Come early! Shop, dine, and enjoy the surroundings. Settle in at the Electric Avenue of Northwest Ohio parking lot to speak with owners of plug-in hybrid and all-electric vehicles. Look, see, touch, and drive these amazing vehicles!

 


National Drive Electric Week at Ziegler Park in Cincinnati

September 15, 2017 - September 15, 2017
10 AM - 2 PM
Ziegler Park
Cincinnati, Ohio

Cincinnati, OH continues to be a shining example of a community that has embraced EV and PHEV ownership. Join fellow electric vehicle (EV) owners for a press event at Ziegler where we are celebrating their eight new charging stations being installed. Learn about Midwest EVOLVE and Drive Electric Ohio, the history of EVs, how the technology works, and what the benefits are to ownership.

 


National Drive Electric Week: Columbus at Land Grant

September 13, 2017 - September 13, 2017
4 PM -7 PM
Land Grant
Columbus, Ohio

A gathering open to all electric vehicle (EV) owners and those interested in owning an EV! Volts, Teslas, LEAFs, converted cars and more will be there. There will also be info on EV history and technology, our Drive Electric Ohio program, and what Land Grant is doing to be more sustainable!

 


National Drive Electric Week in Athens, Ohio

September 9, 2017 - September 9, 2017
3 PM- 5 PM
Village Bakery and Cafe
Athens, Ohio

Athens, OH continues to be a shining example of a community that has embraced EV and PHEV ownership. Join fellow electric vehicle (EV) owners for a press event at Village Bakery and Cafe where we are celebrating new charging station is being installed. Learn about Midwest EVOLVE and Drive Electric Ohio, the history of EVs, how the technology works, and what the benefits are to ownership.

 


National Drive Electric Week Event: Dayton

September 12, 2017 - September 12, 2017
4 PM-7 PM
University of Dayton Research Institute
Dayton, Ohio

The Dayton area has seen a lot growth in EV ownership and infrastructure, and the University has been a big reason for the transformation. Join Drive Electric Ohio, UD Hanley Institute and UD Research Institute for a Midwest EVOLVE ride and drive at the University of Dayton. More details to come!

 


National Drive Electric Week Event: Columbus at Clean Fuels Ohio

September 11, 2017 - September 11, 2017
11 AM-2 PM
Clean Fuels Ohio
Columbus, Ohio

Join Clean Fuels Ohio and the OSU Extension Service, Franklin County for a Midwest EVOLVE ride and drive event. Learn more about workplace charging options, Drive Electric Ohio and Clean Fuels Ohio’s mission.

 


National Drive Electric Week Event: Cincinnati at Tri-County Mall

September 9, 2017 - September 9, 2017
10 AM-3 PM
Tri County Mall
Cincinnati, Ohio

Come to the second annual National Drive Electric Week Midwest EVOLVE Ride and Drive Event in Cincinnati on Saturday, September 9th from 10am to 3pm at the Tri-County Mall. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! Already own an EV? Help us educate event goers about the benefits of EVs by displaying and talking with attendees. Current EV and plug-in hybrid owners are always the best ambassadors for electric vehicles!

 


National Drive Electric Week Event in Albany, Ohio

September 16, 2017 - September 16, 2017
12-5 PM
Paw Paw Festival
Albany, Ohio

The Electric Vehicle (EV) Ride & Drive at the 2017 Ohio Pawpaw Festival at Lake Snowden will be hosted by Clean Fuels Ohio and UpGrade Ohio on Saturday, September 16, 2017 from 12-4 pm.

 


National Drive Electric Week: Akron

September 10, 2017 - September 10, 2017
11 AM-3 PM
Cascade Park
Akron, Ohio

The Akron area would like to see growth in EV ownership and infrastructure, and the Greater Akron Innovation Network for Sustainability (GAINS) is ready to help with the transformation. Join Drive Electric Ohio and GAINS for a Midwest EVOLVE ride and drive at Cascade Park. More details to come!

 


Workplace Charging and Ride and Drive at Lansing Community College

September 20, 2017
9 AM-12 PM
Lansing Community College West Campus
Lansing, Michigan

Join Greater Lansing Area Clean Cities and Lansing Community College for a Workplace Charging demonstration and Ride and Drive. Learn how to charge an electric vehicle, then go for a ride in the all-new 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV!

 


Webinar: Fueling Transportation with Sustainable Solutions presented by Alliant Energy

September 7, 2017 - September 7, 2017
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Join Wisconsin Clean Cities member Alliant Energy for a discussion on: Energy resources available, The advantages of driving electric, Electric infrastructure options, Industrial and commercial EV use, Incentives and funding available in WI

 


Minnesota State Fair Parade & Electric Vehicle Showcase

August 29, 2017 - August 30, 2017
2 p.m.
Minnesota State Fair, 1265 Snelling Ave N, St Paul, MN 55108
St. Paul, Minnesota

Electric vehicles and an electric school bus will be featured at the Minnesota State Fair in a parade each afternoon, courtesy of the Minnesota Plugin Vehicle Owners Circle and Great River Energy. The Minnesota State Fair Daily Mall Parade begins at 2 p.m. each day and winds through the heart of the fairgrounds.

 


Midwest EVOLVE Electric Vehicle Event in Mequon, Wisconsin

October 22, 2017 - October 22, 2017
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Outpost Natural Foods - Mequon
Mequon, Wisconsin

Join us at Outpost Natural Foods in Mequon, WI as we charge into the future celebrating electric vehicles! Enjoy an afternoon of fun while viewing various electric vehicles, speaking with EV owners and learning why EV’s are a great alternative to traditional vehicles.

 


National Drive Electric Week Event in Madison

September 16, 2017 - September 16, 2017
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Martin Luther King Blvd
Madison, Wisconsin

Join us for the Annual National Drive Electric Week event in Madison, Wisconsin. This is a chance for the public to find out about the wide range of EV’s and Plug-In vehicles available. From all electric bikes, to electric motorcycles, home built EVs, to plug-in hybrids, and all-electric cars. 2017 has even more vehicles than ever before in an even wider variety of body styles. Who should attend? Those who are new to electric vehicles and want to learn more, or if you’re an EV/plug-in owner and want to to show your vehicle and share your experience.

 


National Drive Electric Week Ride & Drive at Alliant Energy

September 14, 2017 - September 14, 2017
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Alliant Energy Office Park
Madison, Wisconsin

Did you know there are EV cars on the road today that can go more than 200 miles on a single charge? Average electricity cost for an EV is 4 cents/mile as compared to 12 cents/mile for gasoline? EVs have zero tailpipe emissions? Learn all the reasons these vehicles are growing in popularity, meet EV drivers, and experience the technology yourself at this Ride and Drive Event on Sept. 14 at the Alliant Energy Office Park. It’s a free community event with lots to see and do.

 


National Drive Electric Week Event

September 13, 2017 - September 13, 2017
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Zeidler Union Square (On Michigan between 3rd and 4th Street)
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Join us as we kick of National Drive Electric Week (NDEW) at The Westown Farmers’ Market. Enjoy an afternoon of fun while viewing an electric car and learning why EV’s are a great alternative to traditional vehicles.

 


Clean Air Golf Outing & DC Fast Charging Seminar

September 7, 2017 - September 7, 2017
8:30 AM - 6 PM
Maple Meadows Golf Club
Wood Dale, Illinois

Chicago Area Clean Cities hosts its 17th Annual Golf Outing on Thursday, Sept. 7 at the Maple Meadows Golf Club in Wood Dale, Illinois.

 


5th Annual Clean Air Golf Outing

September 19, 2017 - September 19, 2017
10:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
River Pointe Country Club
Hobart, Indiana

Join South Shore Clean Cities for a day of golf, followed by dinner as we celebrate our 5th annual Clean Air Golf Outing. Enjoy the opportunity to network with professionals around Northern Indiana and test out your golf skills on the course. Be sure to check out the electric and alternative-fuel vehicles on hand as well!

 


Crown Point Thursday Night Car Cruise

July 27, 2017 - July 27, 2017
5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Downtown Crown Point Square
Crown Point, Indiana

Join South Shore Clean Cities on the beautiful, historic downtown Crown Point Square for Cruise Night! Check out the all-electric Nissan LEAF and learn about all of our exciting programs and activities!

 


National Drive Electric Week Ride & Drive in Portage

September 15, 2017 - September 15, 2017
10 am to 2 pm Central
Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission (NIRPC)
Portage, Indiana

Join South Shore Clean Cities in Portage as they celebrate electric vehicles around Northern Indiana. National Drive Electric Week (Sept. 9-17) is a nationwide celebration aimed at heightening awareness of the widespread availability of plug-in vehicles and highlighting the benefits of all-electric and plug-in hybrid-electric cars, trucks, motorcycles and more.

 


National Drive Electric Week Ride & Drive

September 13, 2017 - September 13, 2017
11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Eastern
The Studebaker National Museum
South Bend, Indiana

National Drive Electric Week — September 9-17, 2017 — is a nationwide celebration aimed at heightening awareness of the widespread availability of plug-in vehicles and highlighting the benefits of all-electric and plug-in hybrid-electric cars, trucks, motorcycles and more. Join South Shore Clean Cities in South Bend as they celebrate electric vehicles around Northern Indiana.

 


Green Alliance Sustainability Fair

August 26, 2017 - August 26, 2017
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Lapham Peak State Park
Delafield, Wisconsin

Visit our booth at the 1st Annual Green Alliance Sustainability Fair event this year on Saturday, August 26th at Lapham Peak State Park for a jam-packed day of fun while viewing an electric car and learning why EV’s are a great alternative to traditional vehicles.

 


Rock the Green

September 9, 2017 - September 9, 2017
2-11 p.m.
Reed Street Yards
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Visit our booth at the 2017 Rock the Green event this year on Saturday, September 9th at Reed Street Yards for a jam-packed day filled of music, tasty food, and great fun as we spread our message about sustainability.

 


Albertville Outlet Mall Ride & Drive

June 30, 2017 - June 30, 2017
Noon until 2:30 PM
Albertville Outlet Mall
Albertville, Minnesota

An event at the Albertville Outlet Mall, located just north of the Twin Cities off I-94,  offers Minnesotans a chance to take a brief spin in a plug-in vehicle. The electric vehicle ride and drive event takes place on Friday, June 30th from noon until 2:30 pm. Nissan Leaf, Chevy Bolt and Volt, Ford Electric Focus, BMW i3, Tesla and other electric vehicles will be available for test drives and display. Partners for this free event include Twin Cities Premium Outlets & Albertville Premium Outlets, Wright-Hennepin Cooperative Electric Association and ZEF Energy.  Employees from these organizations will also be available to answer questions and discuss various electric vehicle programs and services.

 


New Albany Bike Fest

June 24, 2017 - June 24, 2017
9am-12pm
Heit Center, 150 W. Main St.
New Albany, Ohio

Join Health New Albany and Drive Electric Ohio (an initiative of Clean Fuels Ohio) for the annual New Albany Bike Fest. Drive Electric Ohio will be displaying several electric vehicles. In addition, participants will the opportunity to test drive one of several electric vehicles that we will have available. Click link to learn more.

 


Hobart Water Festival

June 17, 2017 - June 17, 2017
10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Festival Park, 111 E. Old Ridge Road
Hobart, Indiana

Join South Shore Clean Cities for an electric vehicle Ride & Drive at the 2017 Hobart Water Festival! Explore a variety of alternative fuel vehicles while learning more about water resources, experience a Potawatomi water ceremony, animal demonstrations, music and more!

 


Nissan LEAF Ride & Drive

June 24, 2017
10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Southlake Nissan, 4201 E. Lincoln Highway
Merrillville, Indiana

Test drive the all electric Nissan LEAF at the Ride & Drive sponsored in part by South Shore Clean Cities!

 


Nissan LEAF Ride & Drive

May 27, 2017
10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Southlake Nissan, 4201 E. Lincoln Highway
Merrillville, Indiana

Test drive the all electric Nissan LEAF at the Southlake Nissan Ride & Drive sponsored in part by South Shore Clean Cities!

 


MACOG Annual Partners for Clean Air Award Luncheon

April 25, 2017
11 a.m.-1 p.m. EDT
Matterhorn Conference Center, 2041 Cassopolis St.
Elkhart, Indiana

The region’s top leaders in air quality improvements will be honored at the Michiana Area Council of Governments’ (MACOG) 2017 Partners for Clean Air Awards Luncheon April 25. Shawn Seals, senior environmental manager in the Indiana Department of Environmental Management’s Office of Air Quality, is scheduled to deliver the keynote address. Seals will provide an update on the status of air quality in the state and region. A Ride & Drive event — sponsored in part by South Shore Clean Cities &  featuring the all-electric Nissan LEAF as well as other alternate fuel vehicles — will be featured as part of the Midwest EVOLVE program. The event is free to the public but registration is required.

 


Hobart Middle School Environmental Night

April 21, 2017 - April 21, 2017
6 p.m.-8 p.m.
36 E. 8th Street, Hobart, Indiana
Hobart, Indiana

Environmental Night at Hobart Middle School is an annual community presentation put on by 8th grade team “E.A.R.T.H.” The night will consist of a presentation on local and global environmental issues and other projects. The night will also include special guests TBA. Our group of 8th graders are dedicated to making a huge impact in the world we live in. South Shore Clean Cities staff will also be on hand to discuss opportunities for greening your vehicles and ways to reduce your environmental footprint. South Shore Clean Cities will provide attendees the opportunity to test drive a 100% electric Nissan LEAF through the Midwest EVOLVE program.

 


Chicago Science Fest and Electric Vehicle Ride and Drive

May 20, 2017 - May 20, 2017
10 AM – 5 pm
1871 Tech Incubator, Merchandise Mart
Chicago, Illinois

The Illinois Science Council is organizing their 3rd Annual Chicago Science Festival — a celebration of the wow-inspiring, mind-expanding, human-benefitting awesomeness that is STEM (science, technology, engineering & math) in the Chicago area. Come for a day full of exciting science talks and interactive demonstrations aimed at people like you! The Fest will feature hourly talks by Chicago-area scientists. Between talks, you can visit any of the interactive demonstrations, where you can learn about solar panels, view the first-ever live demonstration of the Oleo Sponge, test-drive electric cars and eat edible bugs! The Chicago Area Clean Cities Coalition will be hosting the EV ride and drive on the south side of the Mart on their Chicago River plaza. Click here to register for the fest and view the full lineup of speakers and demos. There is no charge to just attend the EV ride and drive.

 


Nissan LEAF Ride & Drive

March 25, 2017 - March 25, 2017
11 AM to 1 PM
4201 E Lincoln Hwy
Merrillville, Indiana

South Shore Clean Cities and Nissan invite you to test drive a Nissan LEAF and learn about the benefits of driving electric! Nissan and Clean Cities staff will be on hand to answer questions and to talk about the Midwest EVOLVE program and the performance and environmental benefits of electric vehicles. VIEW FLYER.

 


Connexus Energy Employee Workplace Electric Vehicle event

May 1, 2017
TBD
14601 Ramsey Blvd NW
Ramsey, Minnesota

Twin Cities Clean Cities Coalition will host an electric vehicle ride and drive for Connexus Energy employees. Employees will be able to learn about a variety of charging opportunities at work and home.

 


Great River Energy Employee Electric Vehicle event

May 25, 2017
11:30am - 2pm
12300 Elm Creek Blvd N
Maple Grove, Minnesota

Twin Cities Clean Cities Coalition will host an electric vehicle ride and drive for Great River Energy employees. Employees will be able to learn about a variety of charging opportunities at work and home. Solar charging demonstrations throughout the event.

 


Xcel Energy Employee Electric Vehicle event

September 1, 2017
TBD
Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Twin Cities Clean Cities Coalition will host an electric vehicle ride and drive for Xcel Energy employees.

 


Great Lakes Renewable Energy Association

June 25, 2017 - June 25, 2017
9am - 4pm
Aero Park Campus, 2600 Aero Park Drive, Traverse City, MI 49686
Traverse City, Michigan

Greater Lansing Area Clean Cities will host an electric vehicle Ride and Drive at Great Lakes Renewable Energy Association’s Energy Fair in Traverse City, Michigan. Join us for some clean energy fun!

 


Lansing Community College & Electric Vehicles

April 20, 2017
Lansing Community College
Lansing, Michigan

Greater Lansing Area Clean Cities will host an electric vehicle and dealership training at the Lansing Community College.

 


Picnic in the Preserves – Electric/Hybrid Vehicle & Charging Station Seminar

July 27, 2017
9:30am-2pm
8030 Chicago Ave, River Forest, IL 60305
River Forest, Illinois

Chicago Area Clean Cities and the Forest Preserves of Cook County present Picnic in the Preserves – a Seminar on Electric/Hybrid Vehicles and Charging Stations. Join us, along with representatives from the Forest Preserves, to learn more about the economic and environmental benefits of using plug-in electric and hybrid vehicles. The event will be held at the Thatcher Pavilion in River Forest on Thursday, July 27. A free lunch will be provided. You must register by Friday, July 21 for lunch. To register, click here. To learn more, view this flyer.

 


Chicago Daley Plaza EV Expo

September 13, 2017
Richard J. Daley Center
Chicago, Illinois

On Sept. 13, Chicago is hosting a Drive Electric Week event at Daley Plaza. Join the Chicago Area Clean Cities Coalition for an EV showcase and trivia games!

 


EarthFest 2017

April 22, 2017
10 am – 5 pm
Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds
Berea, Ohio

Celebrating the Year of Vibrant Green Space at Ohio’s largest environmental education event and the longest running Earth Day celebration in the nation. EarthFest will feature over 270 exhibitors including Clean Transportation and an electric vehicle ride & drive! Consumers will get a chance to test drive some of the newest electric vehicles at EarthFest 2017. EarthFest is on Earth Day on Saturday, April 22 at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds, near Cleveland. The event is open to the public. To register, click hereEarthFest electric vehicle ride and drive

 


Green Drives Conference & Expo

May 18, 2017 - May 18, 2017
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
1120 East Diehl Road
Naperville, Illinois

The Lake Michigan Clean Cities Consortium is holding its 6th annual Green Drive$ Conference and Expo at the Northern Illinois University Conference Center in Naperville, Illinois. As one of the largest green-transportation conferences held in the Midwest, this one-day event is a must-attend event for public and private fleets, including commercial and municipal fleet managers, as well as federal, state and local government officials, vehicle manufacturers, dealerships, fuel suppliers, conversion companies, small businesses, and clean-tech and clean-energy professionals. Electric vehicles will be a focus of this year’s show. Details will be announced in mid February. Learn more by visiting http://chicagocleancities.org/green-drives.

 


2017 Chicago Auto Show

February 11, 2017 - February 20, 2017
McCormick Place
Chicago, Illinois

The 7-state Midwest EVOLVE project is being announced at Chicago Auto Show press days on Thursday, Feb. 9. The news conference is only open to credentialed news media. However, electric vehicles from various automakers can be seen at the show during public days from Saturday, Feb. 11 to Monday, Feb. 20. For tickets to the show, go to: http://www.chicagoautoshow.com.

 


2017 Twin Cities Auto Show

March 11, 2017 - March 19, 2017
8AM - 4PM
Minneapolis Convention Center, 1301 2nd Ave S
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Plug in to cleaner air: The Clean Air Choice team will work with partners hosting the Electric Room at the Twin Cities Auto Show, an event that draws thousands to the Minneapolis Convention Center every year.