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Chicago Area Clean Cities and West Chicago Fire Protection District Provide Alternative Fuels Training for First Responders

WEST CHICAGO, Ill., Nov. 9, 2018 – Chicago Area Clean Cities and the West Chicago Fire Protection District teamed up today to provide training for first responders to learn how to handle incidents involving alternative-fuel vehicles. The hands-on training allowed participants to learn how to respond to emergency events via simulated emergencies, using alt-fuel vehicles provided by

Electric Vehicle Ride & Drive Featured at Cook County Green Fair

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

Dozens of Ride & Drives Hosted in Midwest during National Drive Electric Week, Sept. 8-16

CHICAGO, Aug. 30, 2018 – The American Lung Association’s seven-state Midwest EVOLVE project is serving as a catalyst to get people behind the wheel of plug-in electric and hybrid vehicles during National Drive Electric Week, Sept. 8-16. The program, called Midwest EVOLVE, emphasizes the clean-air benefits, cost savings, and fun of plug-in electric cars. The

Clean Cities Hosts Clean Air Golf Outing, Clean Vehicle Seminar Highlighting Telematics

CHICAGO, Aug. 22, 2018 – The Chicago Area Clean Cities Coalition hosts its 18th annual Clean Air Golf Outing on Thursday, Sept. 6, at the Maple Meadows Golf Club, 272 S. Addison Road in Wood Dale. The day will kick off with a free Clean Vehicles Seminar on how to “Reduce Vehicle Emissions via Telematics and

When Fleets Are Converted to Run on Alternative Fuels, It Saves Consumers Money. Here’s Why.

This story in the Chicago Tribune explains the advantages of why using alternative fuels for your fleet not only helps the environment, but it saves consumers money too. To read the story, click the photo or the headline.

Environmental and Economic Benefits of Propane Vehicles Showcased at Clean Cities Event

LEMONT, Ill., July 23, 2018 – In its drive to reduce harmful transportation emissions, the Chicago Area Clean Cities Coalition, along with the Propane Education & Research Council, invites fleet managers, school administrators, vehicle providers, equipment manufacturers, fuel providers, and the public to attend a workshop about the advantages of powering vehicles with propane. The

Chicago Area Clean Cities Member Fleets Reduce Carbon Dioxide Emissions by 178,000 Metric Tons in 2017

CHICAGO, June 20, 2018 – Chicago Area Clean Cities today announced that in 2017 commercial and government fleets that participate in its coalition displaced 20 million gasoline-gallon equivalents (GGEs) of petroleum and reduced greenhouse-gas emissions by 159,000 tons. “In one year’s time, our member fleets reduced the equivalent of greenhouse gases from 38,000 passenger vehicles

Under Pressure from Environmental Groups, Illinois EPA Announces More Public Hearings for VW Settlement Funding

CHICAGO, May 16, 2018 – Last week, under pressure from environmental groups, the Illinois EPA (IEPA) announced it would host three additional public outreach sessions on its draft plan to use the state’s $108 million allocation as part of the Volkswagen diesel scandal settlement. The Illinois EPA has posted a Draft Beneficiary Mitigation Plan detailing its proposal

Major Green Fleet Conference Hosted in Naperville by Clean Cities

CHICAGO, May 10, 2018 – Three Midwestern Clean Cities coalitions are hosting a major Chicago-area green technology conference on May 17. The Lake Michigan Consortium – a partnership between Clean Cities coalitions from Chicago, Wisconsin and Northern Indiana – will host the 2018 Green Drives Conference and Expo at Northern Illinois University’s Conference Center in

Chicago Science Expo to Feature Electric Vehicle Test Drives

CHICAGO, May 8, 2018 – Consumers attending the Illinois Science Council’s (ISC) Chicago Science Expo 2018 will have the chance to test-drive all-new electric and hybrid plug-in vehicles on May 12 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Vehicles available for the outdoor test-drives include the all-new 2018 Nissan LEAF, new 2018 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid, and

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