Get Behind the Wheel of Electric Vehicles at Chicago Science Fest This Saturday at the Merchandise Mart

We’re pleased to be partnering with the Illinois Science Council to host the first electric vehicle ride and drive in the Chicago area as a part of the new Midwest EVOLVE Program.

This Saturday, our Chicago Area Clean Cities Coalition will be giving consumers a chance to test drive some of the newest electric vehicles (EVs) at the Science Fest at the Merchandise Mart.

The drives are a part of a new three-year partnership between the American Lung Association of the Upper Midwest and eight Clean Cities coalitions throughout the Midwest to demonstrate the performance and environmental benefits of EVs.

At Midwest EVOLVE events consumers have a chance to learn about the environmental benefits of EVs and the ease of charging vehicles at home, at work or at public charging stations.

There’s no better way to learn about how cool electric vehicles are than getting behind the wheel. While you and your family are having fun at the Chicago Science Fest, we’re giving consumers an opportunity to learn about electric vehicles and their outstanding performance, how they improve air quality and save fuel, and fit the needs of your driving habits.

The Illinois Science Council is holding the third annual Chicago Science Festival at the Merchandise Mart, 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654. Ride and drives will be available from 10 AM to 5 PM. To see the full agenda and get tickets, visit

The Chicago Science Festival is a celebration of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in our area. There are talks and demonstrations all day that highlight the amazing research, and researchers, from Argonne Laboratory, Fermilab, Northwestern, University of Chicago, UIUC, RUSH, the Rehabilitation Institute, and more.

We hope you can join us this Saturday!

Samantha Bingham
Chicago Area Clean Cities Coalition