Tuesday, June 8

Schaeffler EMobility Systems in Wooster:
Ohio Manufacturing Supports Electrification 

Our first stop on Tuesday will be at the Schaeffler Emobility Systems facility in Wooster. As an important component in the electric vehicle supply chain, we will learn more about their EV and PHEV products and processes, and how Ohio Manufacturing Supports Electrification. Group at this stop is limited to 20 people. Contact Fred Michel by May 26 at president@wcsen.org. if you would like to participate at this stop.

9:00-10:00 AM
Schaeffler Emobility Systems
3401 Old Airport Rd, Wooster, OH 44691

Wooster:
Local Roots Market and Café and Ride On Bike Shop

Moving to downtown Wooster, parking will be available at Local Roots and Ride On. On display will be a Polestar EV, Tesla Model 3, BMW i3, Chevy Bolt and Volt, and other EV and PHEV models.

Electrify Your Two-Wheel Ride  

Moving to downtown Wooster, we’ll visit with the owners of Ride On Bike Shop, who specialize in electric bicycles. We’ll also hear about the first EV charging station in Wooster located outside the Local Roots Market & Cafe that has operated on the honor system since 2014 and see the new DC fast charging stations recently installed by the city. There will be special parking for those with EVs to display and talk about their vehicles.

Wooster’s first charging station  

We will hear about the first EV charging station in Wooster located outside the Local Roots Market & Cafe that has operated on the honor system since 2014. We will also visit the new DC fast charging stations recently installed by the city of Wooster in downtown.

10:30-12:00 PM
Ride On Bike Shop
146 W. South St., Wooster, OH 44691

Oberlin:
Climate Action and Social Good – Leading the Effort with EVs       

This stop will highlight Oberlin EV Carshare, a first-in-the-state public EV car share program that supports Oberlin’s Climate Action Plan. It will also feature the Paradox Prize grant that provides a shared EV for Place to Recover (job placement and training) and Catholic Charities’ St. Elizabeth men’s homeless shelter. We will also hear from the Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Governments who will discuss best practices in coordinating local governmental planning with regional energy, environmental, and transportation goals. We’ll learn what the electric vehicle boom of the late 19th and early 20th centuries can teach us about regional planning and economic development in 21st century communities.

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1:00-2:30 PM
George A Abram Memorial Pavilion
271 S. Main Street, Oberlin, OH 44074

Wooster:
Solar Energy + EV Chargers = A Sustainable Workplace

The Tour will stop at the GOJO manufacturing and distribution center to learn how the company is using solar power to meet a portion of their energy needs, including the EV chargers on site.  People are more likely to invest in an EV if they can charge the car at their workplace, and GOJO is encouraging their employees to make the switch.  

2:30-3:15 PM
GOJO Distribution Center
1147 Akron Rd, Wooster, OH 44691

Electrifying the Ohio Farm 

Agriculture is Ohio’s largest single industry.  Farms use liquid fuels for vehicles in field operations (utility trucks, tractors, combines), as well as electric power for appliances and implements in stationary operations (ventilation fans, feed handling , animal husbandry,  grain processing). Dale Arnold from the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation will share information on the potential for further electrification of farm vehicles for field operations, and the challenges of developing machinery that can fully accommodate agricultural requirements.

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3:30-4:30 PM
CFAES Wooster Science Building; across the street from the Shisler Center.

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