Past Events


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!


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
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
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.


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
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.


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


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:


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.