ACCELERATEOURPROGRESS

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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.

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ChargeanEmpoweredLeader

Designate a talented, energized senior leader to lead an internal cross-functional team that fulfills your Acceleration commitments.

OUR GOAL
  • 100 active companies by the end of 2018
YOUR MOVE
  • Identify leader and provide contact information

 

Fleet

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.

OUR GOAL
  • 500 electric vehicles in operation in corporate fleets by 2020
YOUR MOVE
  • Conduct a free Smart Columbus fleet assessment to determine EV opportunities

 

InstallChargingInfrastructure

Break down barriers to electric vehicle adoption by installing chargers at your employment locations for employees.

OUR GOAL
  • All corporate campuses have electric vehicle charging stations by 2020
YOUR MOVE
  • Install charging stations at 2% of parking spaces on your campus
  • Lay conduit in all new parking structures to prepare for the future

EducateonSmartMobility

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.

OUR GOAL
  • Host 50 Ride & Drive events a year through 2020
YOUR MOVE
  • Conduct at least 3 Ride & Drives at each major campus/location by 2020

 

IncentivizeBehaviorChange

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.

OUR GOAL
  • 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
YOUR MOVE
  • 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

 

AccelerationPartners

Alliance Card Data Services
American Electric Power
AT&T Ohio
Battelle
Cameron Mitchell Restaurants
Cardinal Health
CAS
Columbus Blue Jackets
Columbus College of Art & Design
Columbus Regional Airport Authority
Columbus State Community College
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
CoverMyMeds
Deloitte LLP
Denison University
Dispatch Media Group
Donato's Pizza and Jane's Dough Foods
Ernst & Young LLP
Fifth Third Bank
Grange Insurance
Huntington Bancshares Incorporated
IBMiX
IGS Energy
InnoSource
Jones Day
JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.
Kaufman Development
L Brands, Inc.
Nationwide
Nationwide Children's Hospital
NiSource Inc.
OhioHealth
Pelotonia
PNC
Ruscilli
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