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Midwestern Clean Cities Coalitions Host Alt-Fuel Conference

March 01, 2018

Photo of Chevrolet Bolt EVs at the 2017 Green Drives Conference and Expo courtesy of the Lake Michigan Consortium
Photo of Chevrolet Bolt EVs at the 2017 Green Drives Conference and Expo courtesy of the Lake Michigan Consortium

Three Midwestern Clean Cities coalitions are hosting a Chicago-area green-technology conference that focuses on sustainable transportation for commercial, governmental and consumer use.

The 2018 Green Drives Conference and Expo will be hosted May 17 by the Lake Michigan Consortium at Northern Illinois University’s Conference Center in Naperville, Illinois. according to the consortium.

This year’s program includes the showcasing of advanced technologies, electric vehicles and alternative fuels, including 40 green vehicles and up to 25 indoor exhibitors and an alternative-fuel vehicle ride-and-drive

“In 2017, more than 40 percent of our attendees were representatives from commercial and governmental fleets,” said said John Walton, chair of Chicago Area Clean Cities.

Leaders of the three coalitions will also offer updates on funding opportunities and incentives that make clean transportation more affordable.

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