Monday, June 7

Tour Kickoff in Shaker Heights :
Leading EV Adoption at the Local Level

We’ll begin the 2021 EV Tour under the solar canopy at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Cleveland where Mayor Weiss, other local officials, and nonprofit leaders, including Eric Morse, President and CEO  of  The Centers for Families & Children, will speak to the benefits of access to EVs for their constituents. 

9:00-10:00 AM
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Cleveland
21600 Shaker Blvd, Shaker Heights, OH 44122

Public Transportation & Access to Workforce Trainin

We’ll meet at the Frank J Polivka Transit Center on the campus of Lakeland Community College. Laketran is adding electric buses to its fleet that connects local residents across Lake County and into Cuyahoga County.  Many students commute by bus to Lakeland Community College where they’re trained in a variety of skills essential to the renewable energy sector.  Join us for a free tour of the Transit Center and hear state representative Dan Troy briefly discuss the political future of electric vehicles and renewable energy in Ohio.

10:30-11:00 AM
Lakeland Community College
7601 Clocktower Dr, Kirtland, OH 44094
Adjacent to Route 306 in the Campus West Lot

EV Rally 

Afterwards join us in the parking lot for an Electric Vehicle Rally where you can meet some of the growing number of owners of electric cars of all sorts and discuss the advantages and challenges of driving past gas stations!  Take test rides to appreciate the incredible performance capabilities of transportation under electric power and learn how the marriage of electric cars and solar power can bring each of us zero-carbon transportation. 

11:00 AM-1:00 PM
Lakeland Community College
7601 Clocktower Dr, Kirtland, OH 44094
Adjacent to Route 306 in the Campus West Lot

Southeast Harley Davidson in Bedford Heights :
EVs for Every Taste

Southeast Harley Davidson and Southeast Golf Car Company have something for everyone, from the Harley Livewire for riding the road to a Club Car for navigating the neighborhood. After we check out the Livewire — the first all-electric Harley with instant acceleration and 146-mile city range — we’ll stop for lunch at the Original Harley Diner and talk to owner Paul Meyers about what it’s like to sell electric vehicles, including the versatile and popular Club Car.

12:00 NOON-1:00 PM
Southeast Harley Davidson and Southeast Golf Car Company
23105 Aurora Rd, Bedford Heights, OH 44146

BRITE Energy Innovators in Warren:
EV Innovation in Voltage Valley

The Tour will gather at BRITE Energy Innovators in Warren for a panel discussion on the many aspects of EV development taking place in the region, including LG Ultium and Lordstown Motors 

  • Todd Johnson, Pastor of the Second Baptist Church of Warren, Moderator
  • Tom Gallagher , Chief Operating Officer of Ultium Cells LLC
  • David Bush Jr. , IBEW Local 573
  • Jennifer Oddo , Executive Director, Division of Workforce Education and Innovation at Youngstown State University

1:00 PM-2:30 PM
BRITE Energy Innovators
125 W Market St, Warren, OH 44481

University of Akron:
The Zips Race to the Checkered Flag

Established in 1989, Zips Racing is the Formula SAE team of The University of Akron. It provides students with hands-on experience and shows how what they learn in class can be applied to working in industry. We’ll get a chance to visit the Design Center, meet the team, and see the car that runs in the Formula SAE Electric Race Series.

3:00 PM-4:00 PM
University of Akron

SARTA in Canton:
Fuel Cells Power Public Transportation 

The Stark Area Regional Transit Authority (SARTA) will take us for a ride in one of their fuel-cell powered electric buses, and we’ll hear from CEO Kirt Conrad on why these vehicles make good business and environmental sense. 

5:45 PM
Stark Area Regional Transit Authority
1600 Gateway Blvd. SE, Canton, OH 44707

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