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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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Greater Lansing Area Clean Cities Hosts Workplace Charging Demo and Electric Vehicle Ride & Drive

Greater Lansing Area Clean Cities Hosts Workplace Charging Demo and Electric Vehicle Ride & Drive

September 18th, 2017

LANSING, Mich., Sept. 18, 2017 – Greater Lansing Area Clean Cities, a nonprofit dedicated to promoting the use of cleaner, domestic fuels and efficient vehicles, will give consumers a chance to test drive some of the hottest, newest electric vehicles (EVs) at a Workplace Charging Demo and Ride & Drive on Wednesday, Sept. 20 at Lansing Community College.

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Plug-in Vehicles to be Featured at Multiple Events in Chicago Area for National Drive Electric Week

Plug-in Vehicles to be Featured at Multiple Events in Chicago Area for National Drive Electric Week

September 6th, 2017

CHICAGO, Sept. 6, 2017 – A number of local events are being held in the Chicago area to celebrate National Drive Electric Week (Sept. 9-17) to help consumers learn about the clean-air benefits, cost savings, and fun of plug-in electric and hybrid vehicles.

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Record Number of National Drive Electric Week Events to be Held in the Midwest

Record Number of National Drive Electric Week Events to be Held in the Midwest

August 29th, 2017

SAINT PAUL, Minn., Aug. 29, 2017 – A new seven-state partnership in the Midwest led by the American Lung Association is helping to get people behind the wheel of plug-in electric and hybrid vehicles during National Drive Electric Week, Sept. 9-17.

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South Shore Clean Cities to Host National Drive Electric Week Ride & Drives

South Shore Clean Cities to Host National Drive Electric Week Ride & Drives

August 22nd, 2017

CROWN POINT, Ind., Aug. 22, 2017 – South Shore Clean Cities is partnering with the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission and the Michiana Area Council of Governments for two National Drive Electric Week Ride & Drives to highlight the clean air benefits and cost savings of electric vehicles, representatives announced Tuesday.

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Wisconsin Clean Cities, Alliant Energy to Host National Drive Electric Week Ride & Drive

Wisconsin Clean Cities, Alliant Energy to Host National Drive Electric Week Ride & Drive

August 21st, 2017

MILWAUKEE, Aug. 21, 2017 – Wisconsin Clean Cities and Alliant Energy are partnering for a National Drive Electric Week Ride & Drive on Sept. 14 to highlight the clean-air benefits and cost savings of electric vehicles, representatives announced Thursday.

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Clean Fuels Ohio Hosts Electric Vehicle Ride and Drive This Saturday at Grove City EcoFest

Clean Fuels Ohio Hosts Electric Vehicle Ride and Drive This Saturday at Grove City EcoFest

August 15th, 2017

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 15, 2017 – Clean Fuels Ohio, a nonprofit dedicated to promoting the use of cleaner, domestic fuels and efficient vehicles, will give consumers a chance to test drive some of the hottest, newest electric vehicles (EVs) at Grove City EcoFest this Saturday, Aug. 19.

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‘It’s exciting’: Experts speak on electric and hybrid vehicles at Chicago-area event

‘It’s exciting’: Experts speak on electric and hybrid vehicles at Chicago-area event

July 28th, 2017

CHICAGO, July 28, 2017 – A Chicago-area newspaper covered the Chicago Area Clean Cities Coalition’s recent Picnic in the Preserves EVent, co-hosted by the coalition and the Forest Preserves of Cook County. The program featured information from experts of electric and hybrid vehicles and charging stations.

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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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Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley Test Drives a Chevrolet Volt for One Week

Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley Test Drives a Chevrolet Volt for One Week

July 5th, 2017

On a hot, spring day earlier this month, Clean Fuels Ohio hosted a workplace electric vehicle charging event in Dayton, Ohio. Clean Fuels Ohio was pleased to partner with the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce and their members as well as the BookFactory, a Dayton business that has embraced electric vehicle ownership, and offers EV charging at their place of business.

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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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