Drive Electric Ohio Makes Big Impact During National Drive Electric Week

The week of September 9th through 17th was National Drive Electric Week. Clean Fuels Ohio’s Drive Electric Ohio initiative was out in full force across the state hosting educational events, press conferences and ride-and-drive opportunities to the public.

Take a test drive with Representative Michael Sheehy (D-Oregon)

In total, Drive Electric Ohio held eleven events across the state. These included:

  • Akron (1 event)

  • Athens (2 events)

  • Cincinnati (1 event)

  • Cleveland (2 events)

  • Columbus (3 events)

  • Dayton (1 event)

  • Toledo/Perrysburg (1 event)

Drive Electric Ohio is proud of the impact we had during National Drive Electric Week. In total, we engaged over 1,000 consumers. This includes 500 ride-and-drives, 200 electric vehicle owners who brought their cars to show off, and several local area dealerships with some of the newest EVs.

We are most gracious for the support from so many local organizations in each of these areas. Local contributors included Workhorse Group, City of Cincinnati, EAA of Northwest Ohio, Greater Akron Innovation Network for Sustainability (GAINS), OSU Extension Service of Franklin County, University of Dayton, Land Grant, National Wildlife Federation, REV, UpGrade Athens, Columbus State Community College, and Ohio Sustainable Business Council.

Join the ever-growing team of folks across the state and get involved with Drive Electric Ohio! Email Kathy Truong for more information on our EV Ambassador program, or Ellen Eilers if you would like to learn more about get involved as a partner.

About National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week started in 2011 as National Plug In Day with the simple idea to hold simultaneous events across the country on the same day. By popular demand the National Team, which includes Plug-In American, the Electric Auto Association (EAA), and Sierra Club, has expanded this holiday to an entire week of events and changed the name to emphasize the thing they all want to do: drive electric. Each event is led by local plug-in drivers and advocates and typically includes some combination of EV parades, ride-and-drives, electric tailgate parties, press conferences, award ceremonies, informational booths, and more.

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