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Interest in Electric Vehicles Growing in the Midwest, as 7-State Project Charges Ahead

SAINT PAUL, Minn., Jan. 30, 2018 – More than 36,000 people participated in the American Lung Association’s Midwest EVOLVE program in 2017, the first year of a seven-state partnership to promote the clean-air and performance benefits of electric vehicles. Midwest EVOLVE held or participated in nearly 70 events in 2017. A partnership between the American

Tech Trends: New Electric Cars Hitting the Market

Chicago Area Clean Cities was featured on NBC5 Chicago talking about new electric cars for 2018! Click to view.

American Lung Association Named Clean Fuels Champion by Chicago Area Clean Cities

CHICAGO, Dec. 8, 2017 – The American Lung Association has been named the 2017 Clean Fuels Champion by Chicago Area Clean Cities (CACC), a nonprofit coalition dedicated to promoting clean-energy and clean-air solutions for transportation in the Chicago area impacting nearly 9 million people. The American Lung Association oversees the Clean Air Choice™ program throughout

Chicago Area Clean Cities Recognizes Top Green Fleets for 2017

CHICAGO, Dec. 8, 2017 – The Chicago Area Clean Cities Coalition has announced its Green Fleet Leadership Award winners for 2017, companies and government agencies that are leading in the adoption of alternative fuels and clean-vehicle technologies for their fleets. This year’s winners include: FedEx Express, ComEd, City of Chicago, City of Elmhurst, Forest Preserve

New 2018 Nissan LEAF to Make its Midwest Debut in Chicago

CHICAGO, Nov. 30, 2017 – The all-new 2018 Nissan LEAF makes its Midwest debut at the Shared Use Mobility Center’s Open House on Wednesday, Dec. 6 in Chicago. The next-generation of LEAF, the world’s best-selling electric vehicle (EV), goes on sale at Nissan dealers in all 50 states in early 2018. “Vehicle sharing and electrification

Plug-in Vehicles to be Featured at Multiple Events in Chicago Area for National Drive Electric Week

CHICAGO, Sept. 6, 2017 – A number of local events are being held in the Chicago area to celebrate National Drive Electric Week (Sept. 9-17) to help consumers learn about the clean-air benefits, cost savings, and fun of plug-in electric and hybrid vehicles. National Drive Electric Week is a nationwide celebration to heighten awareness of

Chicago Coalition Hosts Clean Air Golf Outing and Clean Vehicle Seminar

CHICAGO, Aug. 25, 2017 – The Chicago Area Clean Cities Coalition hosts its 17th annual Clean Air Golf Outing on Thursday, Sept. 7, at the Maple Meadows Golf Club, 272 S. Addison Road in Wood Dale. The day will kick off with a free Clean Vehicles Seminar, followed by an afternoon of golf and dinner. Highlights

‘It’s exciting’: Experts speak on electric and hybrid vehicles in River Forest

RIVER FOREST, Ill., July 28, 2017 – The Oak Leaves newspaper covered our 2017 Picnic in the Preserves EVent at the Thatcher Woods pavilion, hosted by the coalition and the Forest Preserves of Cook County. The program featured information from experts of electric and hybrid vehicles and charging stations.

Advantages of Electric and Hybrid Vehicles Featured at Chicago Area Ride and Drive

RIVER FOREST, Ill., July 13, 2017 – Chicago Area Clean Cities Coalition and the Forest Preserves of Cook County will host a Picnic in the Preserves – a Seminar on Electric/Hybrid Vehicles and Charging Stations – at the Thatcher Woods Pavilion in River Forest on July 27. The test drives are a part of Midwest EVOLVE

Chicago Area Clean Cities Fleets Saved 26.5 Million Gallons of Petroleum in 2016

NAPERVILLE, Ill., May 18, 2017 – The Chicago Area Clean Cities Coalition today announced that in 2016 its member fleets displaced nearly 26.5 million gasoline-gallon equivalents (GGEs) of petroleum and reduced greenhouse-gas emissions by 230,000 tons. This represents a six percent increase in fuel savings over 2015 and a two percent improvement in emissions. “Our

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