FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 15, 2023
CONTACT: Carl Lisek, Executive Director
(219) 644-3690 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Drive Clean Indiana and IDEM Unveil GOEVIN:
A Statewide Initiative to Drive Electric Vehicle Adoption
Indiana - Drive Clean Indiana, in partnership with the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) and the Indiana Utility Group, is thrilled to announce the launch of the groundbreaking initiative GOEVIN: GO Electric Vehicle INdiana. This collaborative effort aims to propel the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) across Indiana, leading the charge toward a cleaner and more sustainable transportation future.
At the heart of GOEVIN is a joint commitment to foster a statewide EV ecosystem, supported by unbiased and informative educational resources that enlighten Hoosiers about the benefits of EVs. The GOEVIN Team, comprised of IDEM, the Indiana Utility Group, and Drive Clean Indiana, is dedicated to raising consumer awareness and understanding of EVs, thus driving their widespread acceptance within the state.
One of the pivotal components of this initiative is the Indiana Volkswagen Mitigation Settlement, managed by IDEM. With a dedicated allocation of $6.15 million, this fund is set to revolutionize Indiana’s EV charging network. IDEM undertook a Request for Proposals (RFP) process to secure applications from both the public and private sectors for EV charging deployment. We are delighted to announce that the Indiana Utility Group, a coalition of 8 Indiana utilities, has been selected to lead the charge in developing Indiana’s fast-charging corridors.
As part of the GOEVIN initiative, the Indiana Utility Group will strategically deploy 61 Direct Current Fast Chargers (DCFC) along major highway routes in the state. These fast chargers will be conveniently situated no more than one mile from highway exits, ensuring seamless access for EV users across Indiana. This development promises to significantly enhance the state's charging infrastructure, making EVs a practical choice for all Hoosiers.
In addition to bolstering charging infrastructure, IDEM administered an additional RFP to enlist organizations that can champion electric vehicle education, outreach, and marketing throughout Indiana. Drive Clean Indiana, the state’s Department of Energy Clean Cities Coalition, emerged as the recipient of this contract. Drive Clean Indiana will play a pivotal role in educating and supporting electric vehicle owners, charging station operators, EV manufacturers, and electric utility providers, thereby fostering a robust and interconnected EV community.
GOEVIN is not just about infrastructure; it's about catalyzing a shift towards sustainable transportation choices, reducing emissions, and creating a cleaner and healthier environment for all Hoosiers. By establishing effective EV infrastructure and fostering a collaborative ecosystem, GOEVIN is set to drive Indiana towards a brighter, electric future.
Join us in this transformative journey as we pave the way for cleaner transportation in Indiana. For more information about GOEVIN and its initiatives, visit www.goevin.com.
About Drive Clean Indiana: Drive Clean Indiana is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization managed by Legacy Environmental Services, Inc., an Indiana Certified Women’s Business Enterprise, and serves the entire state of Indiana. Designated as the 71st Clean Cities coalition on June 15, 1999, Drive Clean Indiana is one of the U.S. Department of Energy’s more than 75 Clean Cities coalitions and is the only Clean Cities coalition in the state of Indiana. The organizations support the nation’s energy and economic security by building partnerships to advance affordable domestic transportation fuels, energy efficient mobility systems and other fuel-saving technologies and practices. Learn more at www.drivecleanindiana.org.
About Indiana Utility Group: The Indiana Utility Group is a collaborative coalition of 8 Indiana utilities committed to advancing EV infrastructure in the state.
About IDEM: IDEM (www.idem.IN.gov) implements federal and state regulations regarding the environment. Through compliance assistance, incentive programs and educational outreach, the agency encourages and aids businesses and citizens in protecting Hoosiers and our environment.