Midwest EVOLVE Program
The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded a three-year grant program, the Midwest Electric Vehicle Opportunities: Learning, eVents, Experience (EVOLVE) project which 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 will hold events that provide a hands-on experience to test drive a variety of locally available EVs, which helps consumers and fleets to determine the best vehicle(s) 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 EVs, 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 (EVs) are quiet, fun, practical and offer outstanding performance. They are not just for the rich and famous. They are ideal for the common commuter. EVs can help keep your town and your world clean, producing fewer emissions that contribute to climate change and smog than conventional vehicles. Visit the events page for a ride and drive near you or contact our office to request one at your workplace.
"The foundation for a sustainable future lies here in the Midwest. Pride in our communities, our work, our products and our country can continue to grow if we advance our nation in green, sustainable ways, such as promoting electric vehicles and their infrastructure." - Carl Lisek, executive director of South Shore Clean Cities
For more information about the program please visit the Midwest EVOLVE website.