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July 25, 2017

First Electric School Bus Comes to Minnesota

Great River Energy (GRE), a partner of Drive Electric Minnesota, just wrapped up its tour of the first electric school bus in Minnesota (and even the Midwest).…

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May 23, 2017

Maximizing EV Range on your Plug-in Hybrid

Guest blog post submitted by Keith Richard   I wasn’t looking for a car, but when my wife’s car took a turn for the worse and we…

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May 16, 2017

Update: Electric Vehicles Provide Even Greater GHG Reductions in 2017 and Beyond

Last year, GPI reported that electric vehicles provide a greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction of at least 42% to 61% compared to gasoline vehicles in Minnesota based on…

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April 25, 2017

Rundown on the Recently Released Volkswagen National ZEV Plan

Earlier this month, Volkswagen released its National Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Plan to the public. Under Appendix C of the Volkswagen Settlement, it outlines the first cycle…

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April 20, 2017

The Lowdown on the Federal EV Tax Credit

Earlier this week, Minnesotans who purchased a plug-in electric vehicle during 2016 were able to apply to receive a tax credit of up to $7,500 through the…

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March 23, 2017

Take a Look Back at the Revolt Electric Room!

The Revolt Electric Room was hoppin’ during the Twin Cities Auto Show. A huge thank you to our partner Great River Energy for sponsoring. Take a look…

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March 11, 2017

Minnesota’s Proposal to Electrify America

Following the lawsuit over pollution from Volkswagen’s diesel vehicles, Volkswagen created the “Electrify America” program. Electrify America will invest $2 billion over 10 years to increase Zero Emission…

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March 10, 2017

Electric Vehicles Pay Their Fair Share

Recent tax policy analysis by the Great Plains Institute for Drive Electric Minnesota found that electric cars pay just as much or more taxes as comparable gasoline…

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January 25, 2017

What New Models from Chevy and Tesla Could Mean for Future EV Markets

Since electric vehicles became widely available in 2011 the market has been somewhat limited.  Consumers throughout the world faced a choice among  three distinct options: 1) a…

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November 28, 2016

MIT Study: Electric vehicles are cheaper and emit less GHGs

A new study released this fall by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has found that electric vehicles provide a significant cost savings to the consumer, in…

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