Electric Vehicle Tour: Southwest Ohio

  • June 09, 2021
  • 11:00 AM - 6:30 PM
  • Various Locations

Organization: Green Energy Ohio

Wednesday the Tour travels to Dayton and Cincinnati for several exciting events. We'll meet at the Carillon Historical Park in Dayton to view vehicles and talk with exhibitors, then move inside to hear remarks from Sinclair Community College, Plug Power, Solar Power & Light, Dayton Regional Green, Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley, Dayton Sustainability Manager Mark Charles, and Montgomery County Commissioner Carolyn Rice. After lunch there will be another opportunity to mingle with EV enthusiasts before heading to Sinclair Community College for a look at the Sinclair Automotive Center Tesla START Program, one of eight Tesla technician training centers in the nation and the only one in the Midwest.

The Cincinnati Zoo is the setting for a great ride and drive event. In addition to taking a close look at different vehicle models, we'll have a chance to visit with Drive Electric Cincinnati; Solarize Cincy & Solar United Neighbors; the University of Cincinnati Bearcat Solar Race Car Team; EVentures Rentals; Solar Energy Solutions; and Electrada, whose charging stations can be found in the Zoo parking lot.

We're ending the day at Melink Corporation in Milford where we'll get a glimpse of the workplace of the future. At one of the most successful clean energy companies in Ohio, most employees drive electric cars and charge them at work with 62 solar-powered charging stations. We'll take a tour of Melink's newest LEED Platinum and net-zero headquarters building, see its hybrid geothermal system, the 60-foot wind turbine, and solar arrays. We’ll hear from founder and CEO Steve Melink and other local leaders, including Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley.


CARILLON HISTORICAL PARK IN DAYTON:
A HUB FOR RESEARCH, EDUCATION, AND MANUFACTURING 
EVS ON DISPLAY

Our third day on Tour will start in Dayton, gathering at the Carillon Historical Park to view vehicles and exhibits with EV enthusiasts.

11:00 AM 12:00 PM; 1:00-2:30 PM
Carillon Historical Park
1000 Carillon Blvd, Dayton, OH 45409


DAYTON EMBRACES ELECTRIFICATION 

Hear remarks from representatives of the Tesla Training Program at Sinclair Community College, EV entrepreneurs and innovators, and local officials, including Mayor Nan Whaley. 

12:00-1:00 PM
Carillon Historical Park
1000 Carillon Blvd, Dayton, OH 45409


SINCLAIR COMMUNITY COLLEGE IN DAYTON:
TRAINING TESLA TECHNICIANS 

Join us for a visit to Sinclair Automotive Center Tesla START Program, one of eight centers in the nation and the only one in the Midwest.

2:30-4:00 PM
Sinclair Community College
444 West Third St., Dayton, OH 45402


CINCINNATI ZOO:
SOLAR ENERGY, EV CHARGERS, AND FIONA!

No trip to Cincinnati would be complete without a visit to the Cincinnati Zoo, where you can charge your EV at Electrada stations powered by solar canopies in the parking lot. Bring your EV or come to see them and visit with exhibitors, including the University of Cincinnati Bearcat Solar Car Team. Free admission and parking if you take a test ride or drive!

1:30-4:30 PM
Cincinnati Zoo
3400 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH 45220


RECEPTION AT MELINK CORPORATION:
CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY ON DISPLAY

The Tour day will end with a reception at the Melink Corporation in Milford, one of Ohio’s leading clean energy companies. Take a Tour of the newest net-zero headquarters building and see how Steve Melink has built a successful business around sustainability. We’ll hear from local leaders, including Mayor John Cranley, and learn more about the Green Cincinnati Plan.

4:30-6:30 PM
Melink Corporation
5140 River Valley Rd, Milford, OH 45150


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