The American Lung Association of the Upper Midwest has launched its Midwest EVOLVE (Electric Vehicle Opportunities: Learning, eVents, Experience,) — a three-year project to promote electric vehicles in seven Midwestern states. The states in the project include Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and North Dakota.
In partnership with eight Clean Cities coalitions, there will be over 200 events in Midwestern cities to give drivers an opportunity to get behind the wheel of electric vehicles. The first events will begin this spring.
In addition to letting Midwestern residents test electric vehicles, the project will also help educate drivers on vehicle charging both at home and in public, and help customers determine the best vehicle for their needs.
“There’s no better way to learn about the performance and environmental advantages of electric vehicles than personal experience,” said Lew Bartfield, president and CEO of the American Lung Association of the Upper Midwest. “By participating in existing major consumer events throughout the Midwest, hosting ride and drives, and conducting seminars, we are working with local Clean Cities coalitions to get the word out.”
EVOLVE will also help in the rollout for additional charging stations around the Midwest, according to a statement from the company.