A national pro-environmental group is stopping at Western Michigan University Tuesday morning to re-charge and to showcase electrified vehicles.

A group from the Natural Resources Defense Council will arrive on WMU"s campus Tuesday morning (July 2nd).

The road trip features four Sustainable Energy Fellows from the NRDC's Climate & Clean Energy Program driving a battery-powered 2017 Chevy Bolt. The 10-day trek includes a circular route from Detroit through Columbus, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, St. Louis, Chicago and back to Detroit. Along the way, the fellows are making visits, detours and pit stops to explore transportation electrification in the region, which NRDC says has a rich automotive history and iconic road trip landscapes.

One of the reasons for the Kalamazoo stop is WMU has one of the largest numbers of EV charging stations of any campus in the country.

While in Kalamazoo, the group will be at the WMU Office for Sustainability (on the corner of West Michigan and Howard Street at 2529 W. Michigan Ave), for "drop-in conversations with campus and community members wanting to learn more about electric vehicles and the group's road trip adventures".