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Alternative Fuel Vehicle and Technology Summit to be Held at Illinois State Capitol

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., April 5, 2018 – Alternative-fuel vehicles and clean-vehicle technologies have many clean-air and economic advantages. Legislative officials, state employees and the general public will get a chance to learn about those benefits at an information session and expo on April 25 at the Illinois Capitol Building in Springfield. The event is being hosted

Tristate Clean Cities Coalitions to Host Major Chicago-area Green Transportation Conference

CHICAGO, March 1, 2018 – Three Midwestern Clean Cities coalitions are hosting a major Chicago-area green technology conference May 17, representatives announced Thursday. 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

New Tool Helps Car Buyers Compare Electric-Drive and Traditional Vehicles

CHICAGO, Feb. 14, 2018 – Consumers seeking information about plug-in electric and hybrid vehicles can check out a new-vehicle purchase guidance tool created by Argonne National Laboratory. The tool was created as a part of an innovative clean-vehicle program recently launched in the Midwest. The consumer tool, called EVolution: Choices for a Smarter Purchase, is

Chicago Auto Show Features Electric Vehicle Test Drives

CHICAGO, Feb. 5, 2018 – Consumers attending the 2018 Chicago Auto Show will get a chance to test drive all-new electric and hybrid plug-in vehicles at the show, Feb. 10-19. Vehicles available for the outdoor test-drives include the all-new 2018 Nissan LEAF, new 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, and all-new 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV. The test-drives

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

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