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Take a Free Test Drive in an Electric Vehicle at the Albertville Outlet Mall

Take a Free Test Drive in an Electric Vehicle at the Albertville Outlet Mall

June 22nd, 2017

ALBERTVILLE, Minn., June 22, 2017 – An event at the Albertville Outlet Mall will offer 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 30 from Noon to 2:30 pm.

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Midwest EVOLVE Highlighted by CleanTechnica

Midwest EVOLVE Highlighted by CleanTechnica

June 14th, 2017

Midwest EVOLVE Launches — 3-Year Project To Support EV Adoption In US Midwest

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Chicago Science Fest Offers Electric Vehicle Ride and Drives on May 20

Chicago Science Fest Offers Electric Vehicle Ride and Drives on May 20

May 11th, 2017

CHICAGO, May 11, 2017 – Through a new seven-state electric vehicle partnership, the Chicago Area Clean Cities Coalition will give consumers a chance to test drive some of the newest electric vehicles (EVs) at the Chicago Science Fest on May 20 at the Merchandise Mart.

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Green Drives Conference to Feature All-new Chevrolet Bolt EV and Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid

Green Drives Conference to Feature All-new Chevrolet Bolt EV and Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid

May 1st, 2017

The all-new 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV, the all-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, and the all-new 2018 Workhorse W-15 electric pickup truck will be featured at the Lake Michigan Consortium’s Green Drives Conference & Expo on Thursday, May 18, in Naperville, Ill.

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Earth Day Coalition Offers Test Drives of Electric Vehicles at EarthFest 2017

Earth Day Coalition Offers Test Drives of Electric Vehicles at EarthFest 2017

April 11th, 2017

CLEVELAND, April 11, 2017 – Earth Day Coalition today announced it will give consumers a chance to test drive some of the newest electric vehicles at EarthFest 2017. 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 electric vehicles.

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Clean-vehicle Conference to Feature Speakers from MotorWeek, UPS, NTEA and Automakers

Clean-vehicle Conference to Feature Speakers from MotorWeek, UPS, NTEA and Automakers

March 1st, 2017

CHICAGO, March 1, 2017 – Three Clean Cities coalitions from the Midwest are teaming up to host a major green-technology conference in the Chicago area on May 18.

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Multi-state Electric Vehicle Project Launches in Midwest

Multi-state Electric Vehicle Project Launches in Midwest

February 9th, 2017

CHICAGO, Feb. 9, 2017 – The American Lung Association of the Upper Midwest today announced the launch of Midwest EVOLVE, a three-year project to promote electric vehicles in seven Midwestern states: Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and North Dakota.

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Electric Vehicles Take Charge of Chicago Auto Show

Electric Vehicles Take Charge of Chicago Auto Show

February 7th, 2017

CHICAGO, Feb. 7, 2017 – A seven-state electric-vehicle (EV) project will be announced at press days during the Chicago Auto Show. The American Lung Association of the Upper Midwest and eight Clean Cities coalitions will announce the EV partnership at a news conference to be held at #CAS17 on Thursday, Feb. 9 at 2:30 p.m.

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Chevrolet Bolt EV, Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Featured on CBS2 Chicago  

Chevrolet Bolt EV, Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Featured on CBS2 Chicago  

June 1st, 2017

Chicago Area Clean Cities recently hosted two major Midwest EVOLVE-sponsored electric vehicle events that were featured on CBS2 Chicago.

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

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

May 17th, 2017

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.

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Earth Day Coalition Hosts EV Test Drives on Earth Day at Ohio’s EarthFest

Earth Day Coalition Hosts EV Test Drives on Earth Day at Ohio’s EarthFest

April 21st, 2017

We’re proud to be a part of the first official Midwest EVOLVE electric vehicle ride and drive on Earth Day at our 28th annual EarthFest celebration. EarthFest is being held from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, April 22 at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds on Bagley Road in Berea, Ohio.

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Electric Room Lights Up Twin Cities Auto Show

Electric Room Lights Up Twin Cities Auto Show

March 14th, 2017

The Electric Room is back for the 2017 Twin Cities Auto Show, and this year it’s bigger and better than ever. The Electric Room, sponsored by Great River Energy, features the latest technology in electric and hybrid vehicles. This is a one-of-a-kind exhibit not seen in other national touring auto shows. Visitors have the opportunity to see a variety of electric vehicles, including the only Chevy Bolt on exhibit in the upper Midwest.

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Chicago Announces Drive Clean Station Program to Support Availability of Charging Stations for Electric Vehicles

Chicago Announces Drive Clean Station Program to Support Availability of Charging Stations for Electric Vehicles

February 24th, 2017

With sales of electric vehicles on the upswing in 2016, the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) announced that it is hosting at webinar on Tuesday, Feb. 28 for people who are interested in opening DC fast charging stations in the Chicagoland area. CDOT and the City of Chicago are partnering on the federally funded Drive Clean Station Program with CALSTART, a non-profit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of green transportation alternatives.

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Getting Charged Up About Electric Vehicles

Getting Charged Up About Electric Vehicles

February 9th, 2017

We are very pleased to announce the launch of Midwest EVOLVE, a partnership between the American Lung Association of the Upper Midwest and eight Clean Cities coalitions to demonstrate the performance and environmental advantages of electric vehicles.

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