In Year Two, the Ohio State University EcoCAR 2 Communications and Business team collaborated to find the best ways to reach government influencers at the local, state and federal level. The team tried to specifically target senators and representatives who are already interested in alternative fuels or advanced vehicle technologies. OSU reached out to a number of influencers in Year Two and is already thinking about the Year Three campaign!
Some of the highlights from the team’s influencer efforts so far include:
Congressman Bill Johnson visited the OSU Center for Automotive Research and learned specifically about the OSU vehicle design. Congressman Johnson serves on the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
State Senator Troy Balderson visited the OSU Center for Automotive Research to learn more about natural gas trends and related initiatives at the university, including the OSU EcoCAR team. He had the chance to tour the student garage and speak with a few team members!
The OSU EcoCAR team visited the Hilliard City Council to discuss sustainability initiatives at the university and explain why advanced technology vehicles are vital. The team also attended Hilliard’s Earth Fest celebration.
The team would like to thank all of the influencers who visited and team members are excited to continue to reach out to influencers next year!