Rochester EV Accelerator

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The Rochester EV (Electric Vehicle) Accelerator, administered by the Electrification Coalition (EC) in partnership with the Genesee Region Clean CommunitiesEnergetics Incorporated, and the City of Rochester Office of Energy and Sustainability is an innovative, community-wide initiative aimed at achieving widespread deployment of electric vehicles (EVs) . This project is supported by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) as part of the ChargeNY initiative. Overall key players in the Rochester EV Accelerator include state and local government, regulators, utilities, large employers, and civic groups. 

The EV Accelerator will help build support for and increase market penetration of EVs by focusing on: 

  • Community Readiness 
  • Consumer Education 
  • Consumer Experience 
  • Fleet Transition 
  • Acceleration 

This effort is in line with the community-wide Climate Action Plan (CAP). The CAP's goal to reduce 40% of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2030 will depend largely on reduced GHG emissions from cars. By driving more EVs, the Rochester community can make significant advancements toward a cleaner, healthier, and more sustainable city for all. 

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Upcoming Public Events

  • Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017 7:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Rochester Public Market (280 Union Street N, Rochester, NY 14605) - an information table will be present and a demonstration of an EV will be available for public viewing
  • Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017 10 a.m. to  3 p.m. National Drive Electric Week at RIT (1 Lomb Memorial Dr, Rochester, NY 14623) - food, festivities, and free t-shirts available for the first 25 test drives
  •  *EDIT* Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Nazareth College Farmer's Market (4245 East Ave, Rochester, NY 14618) - an information table will be present
  • Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. EcoDistrict Launch (74 Browns Race, Rochester, NY 14614) - an information table will be present
  • Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Brighton Farmer's Market (1150 S Winton Road, Rochester, NY 14618) - an information table will be present and a demonstration of an EV will be available for public viewing 
  •  *CANCELLED* Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Fall EcoFest with SunCommon at Three Heads Brewing (186 Atlantic Ave, Rochester, NY 14607) - a public ride-and-drive to test out EVs
  • Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017 9 a.m.  to 1 p.m. Brighton Farmer's Market (1150 S Winton Road, Rochester, NY 14618) - an information table will be present and a demonstration of an EV will be available for public viewing 

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