How to Make Batteries Last Longer as the Days Get Shorter


By Maggie Hirt, Program Manager, Drive Electric Ohio program at Clean Fuels Ohio All cars struggle a bit in cold weather due to the increased amount of energy that is required, and EVs are certainly no exception. EV range decreases 10-12% in the winter and up to 40% if the heater is on full blast (American Automobile Association, 2019). This change wouldn’t affect most daily drives, but if you’re one for winter road trips or if you have a longer commute, you [...]

How to Make Batteries Last Longer as the Days Get Shorter2023-01-27T15:40:42+00:00

The EV revolution in Ohio continues with exciting announcements from the Governor’s office.


Governor DeWine announced on October 31 that $100 million dollars in public funding is now available over the next five years through the Ohio Department of Transportation to expand charging infrastructure deployment along major roadways throughout the state. This funding announcement is the result of Ohio's bold proposal to use funding available as part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, specifically the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) component, to create a robust EV charging infrastructure network throughout the state. This is a thrilling announcement for [...]

The EV revolution in Ohio continues with exciting announcements from the Governor’s office.2022-11-10T17:51:18+00:00

Clean Fuels Ohio Names Jacob Schwemlein Director of Drive Electric Ohio


Former Transportation Energy Partners professional to lead CFO’s state-wide EV adoption program. Clean Fuels Ohio — a Clean Cities coalition — has selected Jacob Schwemlein to lead Drive Electric Ohio, the organization's state-wide electric vehicle initiative. Before joining the Clean Fuels Ohio team, Schwemlein supported government affairs for Washington D.C.-based Transportation Energy Partners. “As we look to invigorate our organization and support the use of cleaner fuels throughout the entire transportation sector, Jacob will be a key part of our effort to [...]

Clean Fuels Ohio Names Jacob Schwemlein Director of Drive Electric Ohio2022-08-10T01:26:42+00:00

Drive Electric Earth Day 2022


In recognition of Earth Day 2022, Clean Fuels Ohio and Drive Electric Ohio chapters organized and supported ten events across the state to promote the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs), educate community members, and celebrate Drive Electric Earth Day. EV owners and enthusiasts from around the state participated in these events by showcasing their vehicles and engaging with event attendees. The ten events consisted of more than 120 vehicles, including an electric transit bus and electric bikes, scooters, and skateboards.     [...]

Drive Electric Earth Day 20222022-04-28T14:21:33+00:00

Drive Electric Ohio Staffing Update: Welcome Maggie and Olivia!


Maggie Hirt, Outreach & Organizing Coordinator Olivia LoGuidice, Outreach & Organizing Coordinator Earlier this month, Clean Fuels Ohio (CFO) welcomed Maggie Hirt and Olivia LoGuidice to the team as Outreach and Organizing Coordinators for the Drive Electric Ohio program. In those roles, they will support the Drive Electric chapters as they educate potential EV owners and connect with local stakeholders, engage auto dealerships to provide the best possible EV sales experience and participate in Drive Electric chapter activities, [...]

Drive Electric Ohio Staffing Update: Welcome Maggie and Olivia!2022-03-31T14:12:48+00:00

CFO Hiring an Outreach & Organizing Manager


Clean Fuels Ohio is hiring a talented, energetic self-starter and team member to serve as the Outreach and Organizing Manager of our Drive Electric Ohio (DEO) program. The goal of DEO is to increase adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) throughout Ohio. Our strategy involves developing and supporting affiliated, locally-based EV education and advocacy groups throughout Ohio and working with them to conduct consumer education activities, encourage development of EV charging, and address local and state policy. The strategy also includes engaging community [...]

CFO Hiring an Outreach & Organizing Manager2021-11-18T15:39:04+00:00

National Drive Electric Week Recap


In this year’s National Drive Electric Week, occurring from September 25-October 3, 2021, electric vehicle aficionados from around the country hosted and participated in events to inform people about electric vehicle and charging developments and the benefits of going electric. As part of these efforts, Clean Fuels Ohio and our Drive Electric Ohio chapters organized or supported seven events across the state to celebrate recent developments and successes in Ohio EV progress and to emphasize the continued need for EV growth and [...]

National Drive Electric Week Recap2021-11-17T18:24:20+00:00

Hitting the Road With Drive Electric Ohio


July and August were exciting months for Drive Electric Ohio! Members of the Drive Electric Columbus (DEC) and Dayton took to the roads to host their first public EV ride and drive events since the onset of the global pandemic.   From an employee-focused event at the Ohio Electric Cooperatives’ (OEC) headquarters in Northland, Columbus, Ohio, to a member and community open house in Kenton at Mid-Ohio Energy Cooperative, Inc., and back again to the EcoFest hosted by Grove City, our volunteers have been all over central Ohio getting people energized about electric vehicles (EV).   We worked with OEC to set up the ride and [...]

Hitting the Road With Drive Electric Ohio2021-08-19T14:35:00+00:00

Recap: Green Energy Ohio Electric Vehicle Tour


This month, Drive Electric Ohio partnered with Green Energy Ohio to host the 2021 EV Tour. Beginning on June 7th and running through the 11th, the tour spent a day in each region of the state and highlighted the ways communities in Ohio are embracing transportation electrification.   The tour, which touted 26 events in 5 days, featured various modes of transportation and highlighted ways eMobility innovations are advancing clean energy, economic development, and health goals.  Northeast Ohio Drive Electric Ohio volunteers lead organizing efforts for events on 4 of the 5 days. On Monday, [...]

Recap: Green Energy Ohio Electric Vehicle Tour2021-06-17T18:22:56+00:00

Join the Green Energy Ohio EV Tour!


Come out and see why Ohio is the place to be for clean transportation innovation! The Green Energy Ohio Electric Vehicle Tour kicks off on June 7th until June 11th to highlight the many EV landmarks and hubs across the state. Not only will attendees see a variety of models on display, they’ll hear from industry experts and local representatives and have the opportunity for test rides. It’s not just for your typical, individually owned-vehicles. Check out the new EV car share [...]

Join the Green Energy Ohio EV Tour!2021-05-31T18:07:16+00:00