Columbus is taking a unique approach to electrification: We're inviting large employers from the region's private sector to join us in driving a culture shift that will inspire our community to drive electric and drive less.
In 2015, just 0.37% of cars sold in central Ohio were electric vehicles (EVs). Together, we'll bring our city's EV adoption rate to at least 1.8% by 2020 - a four-fold increase that would put more than 3,200 electric vehicles on our roads. We'll also decrease single occupant vehicle commuter traffic by 10%, reducing congestion and presenting our residents with more transportation options.
Designate a talented, energized senior leader to lead an internal cross-functional team that fulfills your Acceleration commitments.
- 100 active companies by the end of 2018
- Identify leader and provide contact information
Encourage your senior leaders to lead by example and adopt EVs for personal use. Invest in low total cost of ownership assets by adopting electric vehicles within your corporate fleet.
- 500 electric vehicles in operation in corporate fleets by 2020
- Conduct a free Smart Columbus fleet assessment to determine EV opportunities
Break down barriers to electric vehicle adoption by installing chargers at your employment locations for employees.
- All corporate campuses have electric vehicle charging stations by 2020
- Install charging stations at 2% of parking spaces on your campus
- Lay conduit in all new parking structures to prepare for the future
Get smart on our shared vision. Join us for a Smart Columbus Live interactive gallery walk to learn more about our goals and how we’ll get there. Offer your employees the opportunity to get behind the wheel of the latest electric vehicles by hosting a Smart Mobility Ride & Drive at your location.
- Host 50 Ride & Drive events a year through 2020
- Conduct at least 3 Ride & Drives at each major campus/location by 2020
Consider how employees get to and from the workplace as part of the employee experience. Facilitate and incentivize their access to modes of transportation that are healthier, more sustainable, less stressful and more productive.
- Decrease single occupant vehicle commuter traffic by 10%
- 50 executives drive electric by 2020
- Increase employee electric vehicle ownership by 4x
- 50 companies offer Mobility Benefit Packages by 2020
- Collect data on employee commuting habits and EV ownership
- Report the name of at least one executive in your company committed to driving electric
- Set a goal for measurable progress
- Implement an employee Mobility Benefit Package that incentivizes EV ownership and alternative commuting
Alliance Card Data Services
American Electric Power
Cameron Mitchell Restaurants
Columbus Blue Jackets
Columbus College of Art & Design
Columbus Regional Airport Authority
Columbus State Community College
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
Dispatch Media Group
Donato's Pizza and Jane's Dough Foods
Ernst & Young LLP
Fifth Third Bank
Huntington Bancshares Incorporated
JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.
L Brands, Inc.
Nationwide Children's Hospital
Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
State Auto Insurance Companies
Steiner + Associates
Dispatch Printing Company
The Memorial Tournament
The Motorists Insurance Group
The Ohio State University
The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company
Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP
White Castle System, Inc
M/I Homes, Inc.
Mount Carmel Health System
Precourt Capital Management LLC