The Electric Vehicle (EV) Cruisers electric car club started in Athens County, Ohio, in early 2016. The club acts as a hub for networking between EV owners, advocates, and enthusiasts who believe in the future of electric transportation. Members engaged in our work and in the club have the capacity to support strong policy and action – from the local to the federal level – such as advocating for purchasing incentives, local or state-supported tax credits, regional transportation upgrades, and access to public EV charging.
Membership includes 1) networking and social opportunities within the EV Cruisers membership. The club can connect with auto clubs and interest groups across the state, and 2) a free decal identifying you and your EV as a member of the club is provided. Earlier archived recordings/presentations of all club meetings and planning sessions are available. Other benefits may be developed from club member request.
Why Drive EV? – presented by Drive Electric Ohio, an initiative of Clean Fuels Ohio
The best way to reduce carbon emissions is to utilize the cleaner, greener, more renewable electric grid to power transportation. Only grid-rechargeable cars can attain the end goal of zero-emissions and ensure fuel price stability. In addition, plug-in electric cars make an investment in solar panels even more economically compelling. Here are our 3 favorite reasons why getting an electric car is a good move:
1. Of all the alternative transportation fuels, only electricity is infrastructure-ready.
2. Cost per mile will always be cheaper with electricity. An Ohio household with one EV will see an average increase of $11 per month in electricity costs. Initial cost for a plug-in electric vehicle can be offset by fuel cost savings, lower maintenance costs, and a federal tax credit.
3. Electricity generation and distribution is publicly regulated. Public and citizen involvement in pricing and rule-making is not possible with petroleum or bio-fuels.
Become A Member: EV Cruisers Membership | Membership starts 1st day of the nearest month | Annual Fee: $20