The U.S. Department of Energy in February 2017 awarded a three-year grant program, the Midwest Electric Vehicle Opportunities: Learning, eVents, Experience (EVOLVE) project. The program is a partnership between the American Lung Association of the Upper Midwest and eight midwestern Clean Cities coalitions in seven states. The purpose of the project is to educate consumers, as well as public and private fleets, about the performance and environmental advantages of electric vehicles.
With this grant program, Midwest EVOLVE and its Clean Cities partners conduct events providing a hands-on experience to test drive a variety of locally available electric vehicles, which help consumers and fleets determine the best vehicles and charging options for their personal and/or fleet needs. These events and showcases provide in-depth education in a variety of conveniently located, brand-neutral settings.
In addition to helping the public learn about electric vehicles, Midwest EVOLVE is focused on fostering the rollout of additional charging stations throughout the Midwest, including public charging stations and employer-based workplace charging.
Electric vehicles are quiet, fun, practical and offer outstanding performance. They are ideal for the common commuter. Electric vehicles can help keep your town and your world clean, producing fewer emissions that contribute to climate change and smog than conventional vehicles. Visit our events page for a ride and drive near you or contact our office to request one at your workplace.
For more information about the program, please visit the Midwest EVOLVE website.