Columbus, Ohio, Marks Milestone in Push for Electric Cars

Electric vehicle advocates in Columbus, Ohio, recently passed a milestone in their efforts to increase the adoption of the vechicles in the Midwest region.

The effort to grow EV ownership to some 3,200 vehicles — a roughly 500 percent increase — was a centerpiece of the larger Smart Columbus strategy, an overhaul of transportation priorities in the region geared toward a more sustainable and equitable options…

In the four years since the city was awarded its $50 million Challenge Grant by the U.S. Department of Transportation, Smart Columbus has hosted dozens of events to introduce EVs to motorists, led efforts to install nearly 1,000 public EV charging points and changed the way the region thinks about transportation.