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File #: 0176X-2022    Version: 1
Type: Ceremonial Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 9/14/2022 In control: Remy
On agenda: 9/19/2022 Final action: 9/21/2022
Title: To recognize and celebrate National Drive Electric Week 2022 in Columbus, Ohio and thank Columbus Yellow Cab and CleanFuels Ohio for their partnership in creating the Decentralized Mobility Ecosystem hub.
Sponsors: Emmanuel V. Remy, Nicholas Bankston, Lourdes Barroso De Padilla, Elizabeth Brown, Rob Dorans, Shayla Favor, Shannon G. Hardin
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To recognize and celebrate National Drive Electric Week 2022 in Columbus, Ohio and thank Columbus Yellow Cab and CleanFuels Ohio for their partnership in creating the Decentralized Mobility Ecosystem hub.

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WHEREAS, National Drive Electric Week 2022, which takes place September 23rd through October 2nd, celebrates the transition to hybrid and plug-in electric vehicles by drivers across the country; and

WHEREAS, hybrid electric vehicles typically use less fuel than similar conventional vehicles because they employ electric-drive technologies to boost vehicle efficiency through regenerative braking-recapturing energy otherwise lost during braking. Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and all-electric vehicles, are both capable of being powered solely by electricity; and

WHEREAS, electric and hybrid vehicles can have significant emissions benefits over conventional vehicles. All-electric vehicles produce zero tailpipe emissions, and Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles produce no tailpipe emissions when operating in all-electric mode; and

WHEREAS, more than two million electric vehicles have been sold in the United States, and 96% of EV drivers report that they will purchase another EV for their next vehicle, according to a recent survey by Plug In America; and

WHEREAS, the U.S. Department of Energy selected Clean Fuels Ohio for a $1.36 million project, conducted from 2019 to 2022, to explore new, innovative solutions to transportation, energy, and technology integration challenges. This project created a decentralized and electrified mobility ecosystem, in partnership with Columbus Yellow Cab’s growing fleet of Electric Vehicles; and

WHEREAS, Drive Electric Columbus will host an event on October 1st, from 10am-2pm at the headquarters of Columbus Yellow Cab. The location features one of the Decentralized Mobility Ecosystem hubs; now, therefore

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUMBUS: That this Council does hereby recognize and celebrate Drive ...

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