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Analysis: 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 vehicles.
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The Lowdown on the Federal EV Tax Credit

If you’re thinking about purchasing a plug-in vehicle in 2017, chances are good that you’ll still be able to cash in on that deal, but it won’t be around forever.
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October 2, 2017

Plug into Minnesota and Electrify your Next Road Trip up North

Autumn is quickly underway in Minnesota, which means it’s the perfect time to head north and witness the spectacular fall colors along the North Shore of Lake Superior. And now,…

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September 27, 2017

A Look Back at Drive Electric Week in Minnesota

Another successful week of National Drive Electric Week (NDEW) events in Minnesota wrapped up on September 17. As a partnership of Minnesota electric vehicle (EV) champions, Drive Electric MN served…

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August 28, 2017

Renewable Charging Options in Minnesota for your Plug-in Electric Vehicle

Based on our analysis, we’ve shown that while coal makes up most of the grid’s electricity sources in Minnesota, plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) result in about 50% fewer greenhouse…

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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). The bus will…

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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 decided to become…

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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 data for…

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May 5, 2017

Electrifying Workplaces through Ride and Drives

Drive Electric Minnesota hosted two workplace Ride and Drive events in April at Uponor and Andersen Corporation. The events provided an opportunity for employees to participate in a…

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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 of the…

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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 federal Plug-In Electric…

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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 back at the…

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