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New Tool Helps Car Buyers Compare Electric-Drive and Traditional Vehicles

New Tool Helps Car Buyers Compare Electric-Drive and Traditional Vehicles

February 14th, 2018

CHICAGO, Feb. 14, 2018 – Consumers seeking information about plug-in electric and hybrid vehicles can check out a new-vehicle purchase guidance tool created by Argonne National Laboratory. The tool was created as a part of an innovative clean-vehicle program recently launched in the Midwest.

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Wisconsin Clean Cities to debut The Electric Room at the Greater Milwaukee Auto Show

Wisconsin Clean Cities to debut The Electric Room at the Greater Milwaukee Auto Show

February 13th, 2018

MILWAUKEE, Feb. 13, 2018 — Wisconsin Clean Cities will debut The Electric Room at the 2018 Greater Milwaukee Auto Show Feb. 24, representing the first all-electric vehicle display in the show’s history.

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Midwest EVOLVE Highlighted by ABC7 Chicago

Midwest EVOLVE Highlighted by ABC7 Chicago

February 12th, 2018

Midwest EVOLVE’s test-drives were featured in this segment by ABC7 Chicago. Click here to view.

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Chicago Auto Show Features Electric Vehicle Test Drives

Chicago Auto Show Features Electric Vehicle Test Drives

February 5th, 2018

CHICAGO, Feb. 5, 2018 – Consumers attending the 2018 Chicago Auto Show will get a chance to test drive all-new electric and hybrid plug-in vehicles at the show, Feb. 10-19.

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Interest in Electric Vehicles Growing in the Midwest, as 7-State Project Charges Ahead

Interest in Electric Vehicles Growing in the Midwest, as 7-State Project Charges Ahead

January 30th, 2018

SAINT PAUL, Minn., Jan. 30, 2018 – More than 36,000 people participated in the American Lung Association’s Midwest EVOLVE program in 2017, the first year of a seven-state partnership to promote the clean-air and performance benefits of electric vehicles. Midwest EVOLVE held or participated in nearly 70 events in 2017.

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Drive Electric Ohio Takes an Ohio Auto Show Tour

Drive Electric Ohio Takes an Ohio Auto Show Tour

January 23rd, 2018

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 23, 2017 – To start off 2018 in big way, Drive Electric Ohio, Clean Fuels Ohio’s statewide EV program, will have a presence at four of the five major auto shows in Ohio this year. Working with partners throughout the state, there will be electric vehicles (EVs) at most, if not all, of the shows in Toledo, Dayton, Cleveland, and Columbus. Each region will have a different space and be staffed by the local EV Ambassador groups that have emerged from the Drive Electric Ohio mission. You can find information on all of the events below:

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Tech Trends: New Electric Cars Hitting the Market

Tech Trends: New Electric Cars Hitting the Market

January 2nd, 2018

Midwest EVOLVE was featured in this NBC5 Chicago story about new electric cars for 2018! Click to view.

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American Lung Association Named Clean Fuels Champion by Chicago Area Clean Cities

American Lung Association Named Clean Fuels Champion by Chicago Area Clean Cities

December 8th, 2017

CHICAGO, Dec. 8, 2017 – The American Lung Association has been named the 2017 Clean Fuels Champion by Chicago Area Clean Cities (CACC), a nonprofit coalition dedicated to promoting clean-energy and clean-air solutions for transportation in the Chicago area impacting nearly 9 million people.

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New 2018 Nissan LEAF to Make its Midwest Debut in Chicago

New 2018 Nissan LEAF to Make its Midwest Debut in Chicago

November 30th, 2017

CHICAGO, Nov. 30, 2017 – The all-new 2018 Nissan LEAF makes its Midwest debut at the Shared Use Mobility Center’s Open House on Wednesday, Dec. 6 in Chicago.

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Clean Fuels Ohio Hosts Electric Vehicle Ride and Drive in Dublin, Ohio

Clean Fuels Ohio Hosts Electric Vehicle Ride and Drive in Dublin, Ohio

September 26th, 2017

DUBLIN, Ohio, Sept. 26, 2017 – Clean Fuels Ohio announced it will host a ride and drive on Saturday, Sept. 30 at the Dublin Recreation Center to showcase the performance and environmental advantages of electric vehicles.

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This is ‘the Year of the Electric Car!’

This is ‘the Year of the Electric Car!’

January 8th, 2018

Twenty eighteen has been called “the year of the electric car” by many journalists, automotive experts and clean-energy professionals.

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New Year Brings Hope for Greener Practices

New Year Brings Hope for Greener Practices

January 1st, 2018

The start of a new year is filled with optimism, a time to begin anew with a clean slate and hope for a better tomorrow.

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Drive Electric Ohio Gets Consumers Behind Wheel of Electric Vehicles, Educates Public

Drive Electric Ohio Gets Consumers Behind Wheel of Electric Vehicles, Educates Public

October 25th, 2017

Following completion of 11 successful events during National Drive Electric Week (NDEW), Drive Electric Ohio (DEO), an initiative of Clean Fuels Ohio, is moving into a new phase. The program will leverage momentum from NDEW events by building locally based EV education and advocacy groups, and supporting them with training, information, local policy and connections.

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Wisconsin Group Buy Project Leads to Vow to Only Buy Electric Vehicles

Wisconsin Group Buy Project Leads to Vow to Only Buy Electric Vehicles

October 20th, 2017

Carl and Lynne Strasburg of McFarland, Wisconsin were not in the market to purchase a new vehicle, but a story in their local newspaper about the REV UP WISCONSIN group buy program changed all of that.

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North Dakota Should Join Neighbors to Make I-94 Friendlier for Electric Vehicles

North Dakota Should Join Neighbors to Make I-94 Friendlier for Electric Vehicles

October 18th, 2017

As more and more of the world’s automakers turn to electric vehicles, will North Dakota be left behind? While there are some pioneering motorists with plug-in vehicles in the state, the number of publicly accessible electric vehicle charging stations is just seven, according to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Alternative Fuel Data Center. Only Alaska has fewer charging stations, with six.

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So You’re Thinking of Buying an Electric Vehicle? Here Are Some Things to Consider

So You’re Thinking of Buying an Electric Vehicle? Here Are Some Things to Consider

October 4th, 2017

There are a wide variety of benefits to driving an electric vehicle, but one of the most pressing on people’s minds is cost. To start, let’s look at the annual fuel costs in Michigan for different types of vehicles.

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Making Drive Electric Week Every Week Easier Than Ever

Making Drive Electric Week Every Week Easier Than Ever

September 12th, 2017

In my lifetime, if you said you knew someone who drove an electric vehicle, a certain image likely came to mind.

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Ohio Plan Could Lead to $10 Million Investment in Electric Vehicle Charging

Ohio Plan Could Lead to $10 Million Investment in Electric Vehicle Charging

September 1st, 2017

In late August, several parties announced a settlement agreement on a multi-faceted proposal filed by American Electric Power Ohio this past spring. The settlement includes a $10 million investment in electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure to be made in AEP Ohio’s service territory. The settlement is still subject to approval by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO). While there is broad consensus around the program, the Columbus Dispatch reports some, including the Ohio Consumers Council, remain opposed to the EV portion of the agreement.

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Clean Fuels Ohio Holds Plug-In Electric, Hybrid Drive in Grove City

Clean Fuels Ohio Holds Plug-In Electric, Hybrid Drive in Grove City

August 21st, 2017

Clean Fuels Ohio, a nonprofit dedicated to promoting the use of cleaner, domestic fuels and efficient vehicles, gave consumers a chance to test drive some of the hottest, newest electric vehicles (EVs) at Grove City EcoFest on Saturday, Aug. 19.

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New Albany Bike Rodeo Hosts EV Ride and Drives for Adults…and Kids!

New Albany Bike Rodeo Hosts EV Ride and Drives for Adults…and Kids!

July 24th, 2017

On a beautiful summer morning, Clean Fuels Ohio’s Drive Electric Ohio team gathered in New Albany, Ohio, at the Heit Center for Healthy New Albany to join the community’s Bike Rodeo.

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