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Electric Vehicle Ride & Drive Featured at Cook County Green Fair

Monday, September 17th, 2018

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill., Sept. 17, 2018 – As a part of the American Lung Association’s 7-state Midwest EVOLVE program, electric vehicles will be offered to the public for test drives at the Cook County Green Fair on Saturday, Sept. 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Green Fair, hosted by the Cook County Department of Environment and Sustainability, offers attendees the chance to shred paper, recycle electronics, take a test drive in an electric vehicle, and learn about environmentally friendly solutions.

The Chicago Area Clean Cities Coalition is hosting an Electric Vehicle Ride & Drive at the Green Fair as a part of the 7-state Midwest EVOLVE project, which emphasizes the clean-air benefits, cost savings, and fun of plug-in electric cars. The fair is being hosted at the Cook County Courthouse at 10220 S 76th Ave, Bridgeview, IL 60455.

At Midwest EVOLVE events, consumers, government officials, fleet administrators, and dealership personnel have an opportunity to learn about the advantages of electric and hybrid vehicles, and the ease of charging vehicles at home, at work, or at public charging stations.

Cook County Green Fair participants include Chicago Area Clean Cities, the Cook County Sheriff, the Forest Preserve District of Cook County, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District, and Citizens Utility Board.

The Midwest EVOLVE project is based upon work supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), under Award Number DE-EE0007743. To learn more or locate Midwest EVOLVE events, visit MidwestEVOLVE.org or follow EVOLVE via TwitterFacebook, or LinkedIn.

Chicago Area Clean Cities (CACC) is a nonprofit coalition focused on promoting clean transportation in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. CACC is one of more than 90 coalitions across the country that are affiliated with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Clean Cities program, which brings together stakeholders to increase the use of alternative fuel and advanced-vehicle technologies, reduce idling, and improve fuel economy and air quality. The coalition concentrates its efforts on educating businesses and municipalities in the six-county Chicago area, including Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry and Will counties. To become involved or learn more about the coalition visit http://chicagocleancities.org.

To learn more, visit Green Fair. For questions about the fair, please email environment@cookcountyil.gov or call 312-603-3459.