Tim Benford, Drive Electric Dayton Chapter Leader, just received an award from the Electric Auto Association for “MVP of the Midwest” for his efforts to organize a Dayton chapter of that association. Electric Auto Association Drive Electric Dayton is a chapter of Drive Electric Ohio, which is an initiative of Clean Fuels Ohio. The awards recognize outstanding achievement in leadership, market impact, and creativity. Formed in 1967, Electric Auto Association is a national membership organization that works to accelerate the widespread adoption of electric vehicles through education, infrastructure support, and demonstration.
Tim Benford, President, EV Ambassador, Electric Auto Association's Drive Electric Dayton Chapter (right)
and Raejean Fellows, President of the Electric Auto Association (left)
Drive Electric Dayton is one of Drive Electric Ohio's most robust chapters across the state, according to Brendan Kelley, Drive Electric Ohio Director. Under Tim’s leadership, it recently welcomed its 280th electric vehicle enthusiast to the group. From tabling at auto shows and talking to car enthusiasts to organizing ride-and-drives to educating consumers on the benefits of owning an electric vehicle, Drive Electric Ohio members are constantly promoting electric vehicles. Recently, Tim also met with Raejean Fellows, President of the Electric Auto Association, to discuss ways the two groups could collaborate and reach an even wider audience.
“Tim is a great leader, and Drive Electric Dayton is a strong force in the Dayton area,” Kelley said. “We thank him and Drive Electric Ohio’s members for their tireless dedication and efforts.”