It’s no lie that electric vehicles (EVs) have taken off along the east and west coasts, especially in California. However, EV adoption in other parts of the country is happening at a slower pace. This includes the Midwest, which is home to roughly one-fifth of the population of the United States. An increase in EV deployment in Midwest has the potential to significantly reduce national transportation emissions, in addition to increasing opportunities for more Midwestern consumers to realize the many benefits of driving an electric vehicle.
Given these opportunities, the Great Plains Institute is partnering with several clean energy organizations (Clean Fuels Ohio, Ecology Center, Environmental Law & Policy Center, Fresh Energy, the Sierra Club, and the Natural Resources Defense Council) to form a campaign called Charge Up Midwest, dedicated to increasing EV deployment in the Midwest.
Charge Up Midwest is committed to helping the Midwest minimize carbon emissions from the transportation sector. Campaign partners seek to engage with a broad range of stakeholders to support actions that increase investment in EV infrastructure, create a more resilient and low-carbon grid, expand public and policymaker education about the benefits of EVs, and otherwise help to accelerate the production, sales, use, and access to EVs in the region for all Midwestern residents.
GPI will continue to promote the work of Charge Up Midwest here and through its partnership with Drive Electric Minnesota.
For more information about the campaign, click here.