Greater Indiana Clean Cities, Indiana Michigan Power and Purdue Fort Wayne to Host Electric Ride and Drive

Greater Indiana Clean Cities is excited to announce an EV Ride and Drive event on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 on the campus of Purdue University Fort Wayne. The event will run from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Parking Lot 9 near Kettler Hall and the Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science (ETCS) building. Participants in the EV Ride and Drive event will be able to test drive or ride along inside a variety of electric vehicles.

The event is being held in partnership with Indiana Michigan Power, which is promoting efforts to expand electric car charging within its service territory.

“Greater Indiana Clean Cities works with a variety of communities and organizations to help promote alternative fuels in the state. Ride and Drive events play a key role in not only educating the public, but also in helping to reduce any pre-conceived perceptions about the technology. Alternative fueled vehicles are the future and we are happy to be a resource for anyone considering the adoption of these technologies.” Kerri Garvin, Executive Director of Greater Indiana Clean Cities said.

 

About Greater Indiana Clean Cities: Greater Indiana Clean Cities advances alternative, domestic fueled transportation including energy efficient technologies across all sectors in Indiana. The standalone nonprofit 501(c)3 organization serves most of the state, 76 counties, working with public and private sector members. Designated as a Clean Cities Coalition by the U.S. Department of Energy in August of 1999, Greater Indiana is a resource for members integrating alternative fuels, technologies, and efficiency measures. Greater Indiana hosts educational and networking events fostering opportunities for partnerships between fleets and industry providers. By facilitating these partnerships and projects, Greater Indiana is fostering the economic, environmental, and energy security of the United States.  

About Purdue Fort Wayne: Purdue University Fort Wayne is the largest university in northeast Indiana. As a Metropolitan University, it is uniquely positioned to serve the region as a crossroads of intellectual, social, economic, and cultural advancement and to continue expanding its global reach through research, scholarship, and creative expression. Challenging academics are combined with a focus on student success across many prestigious degree programs, taught by 300 full-time faculty. More than 7,700 degree-seeking students of diverse ages, ethnicities, and nationalities pursue their education on the nearly 700-acre campus. Half of the students are first-generation college students, 17% are from underrepresented populations, and 74% of students receive some form of financial assistance to achieve their academic and career goals. A majority of the growing alumni network of 60,700 live and work in northeast Indiana, contributing to the region’s economy, vitality, and intellectual strength.

About Indiana Michigan Power: Indiana Michigan Power (I&M) is headquartered in Fort Wayne, and its 2,450 employees serve more than 593,900 customers. More than half of its generation is emission-free, including 2,278 MW of nuclear generation in Michigan, 450 MW of purchased wind generation from Indiana, 22 MW of hydro generation in both states and approximately 15 MW of large-scale solar generation in both states.