Monday, June 7 is our kick-off day and also one of the busiest. We'll start the morning in Shaker Heights talking with Mayor David Weiss and other local leaders about the importance of EVs to their residents and constituents. Then we're off to Lakeland Community College to meet with Laketran and hear their plans for electrifying public transportation in Northeast Ohio. Many students commute to LCC where they’re trained in a variety of skills essential to working in the clean energy sector, and they'll be riding electric buses soon! State Representative Dan Troy will share his views on the political future of electric vehicles and renewable energy in Ohio.  Bring your EV or stop by to ride in one at the rally that follows.

If you're more of a two-wheel driver, the Livewire -- the first all-electric Harley Davidson with instant acceleration and 146-mile city range -- is for you. We'll head to Bedford Heights for a visit with Southeast Harley Davidson, hear from owner Paul Meyers, and have lunch at a famous diner in the middle of the showroom!

In the afternoon, we'll host a panel discussion with Tour partner BRITE Energy Innovators in Warren. Panelists from Ultium Cells, IBEW Local 573, and Workforce Education and Innovation at Youngstown State University will tell us why this area of Northeast Ohio has come to be known as Voltage Valley. Registration is required.

Then on to the University of Akron to visit with the faculty and students who are a part of the Zips Racing Team competing in the Formula SAE Electric Race Series. The day ends in Canton, with a ride on one of SARTA's fuel-cell powered electric buses with CEO Kirt Conrad.