About Drive Electric Minnesota

By bringing together all of the parts and players in the electric vehicle industry, Drive Electric MN will accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles in Minnesota.

Facilitated by Great Plains Institute, Drive Electric Minnesota is a partnership of Minnesota’s electric vehicle (EV) champions, dedicated to encouraging the deployment of EVs and the establishment of EV charging infrastructure through public-private partnerships, financial incentives, education, technical support and public policy. We believe EVs are an important component of energy efficiency and cleaner transportation in Minnesota that is both financially and environmentally sustainable. Advancing EV deployment will have many benefits to Minnesotans, including reduced transportation costs, cleaner air, and energy independence.

Great Plains Institute

The Great Plains Institute (GPI) is transforming the energy system to benefit the economy and environment. As an initiative of GPI, Drive Electric MN sees electric vehicles as an integral part of achieving this mission. Consensus oriented and inclusive, Drive Electric MN relies on the same thoughtful process for effecting this transformation as its parent organization:



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ChargePoint enables the switch to electric by providing the most complete set of charging solutions through our cloud subscription platform and software-defined charging hardware, which is designed for every charging scenario.

Minneapolis is Minnesota’s largest city: home to more than 400,000 residents and more than 44,000 businesses.

The Clean Energy Resource Teams are a statewide partnership with a shared mission to connect individuals and their communities to the resources they need to identify and implement community-based clean energy projects.

Connexus Energy supports the growing electric vehicle market and wants to work with members who purchase an electric vehicle to make sure you get the most affordable rate to meet your charging needs.

Cornerstone Automotive has a rich and unique history of being family owned, a commitment to customers, and creating long lasting relationships with our customers and their families for generations.

As a premier member-driven energy cooperative, Dairyland Power Cooperative is committed to meeting the needs of our members with safe, reliable and sustainable solutions.

Dakota Electric is a member-owned electric cooperative providing power and EV charging programs to homes and businesses in the South metro.

ERMU promotes electric vehicle initiatives with customer-focused programs and public charging stations. Our programs focus on a commitment to being environmentally and financially responsible to the community.

EV Power Solutions is leading the charge as a turnkey solution for EV charging station installation and service for commercial and residential projects.

Fresh Energy’s mission is to shape and drive bold policy solutions to achieve equitable carbon-neutral economies. Together we are working toward a vision of a just, prosperous, and resilient future powered by a shared commitment to a carbon-neutral economy.

Great River Energy is committed to increasing energy efficiency and reducing environmental impact through our cooperative members, and our community.

The Met Council was founded to plan and maintain solutions for everyone who calls this region home. Collaboration and cooperation with groups like these are fundamental to this foundation and essential for building a prosperous region.

The MPCA is a state agency committed to protecting the environment and human health. The agency focuses on preventing and reducing the pollution of air, land, and water, and leads Minnesota’s efforts to protect against the devastating effects of climate change.

Electric Vehicles are an exciting option for drivers and our environment. As these new vehicles hit the road, Minnesota Power is here to help.

MRES is a catalyst, advancing a sustainable society and a renewable energy economy for all through education and leadership. Reaching the community through advocacy, education, and awareness.

MREA is the trade association serving Minnesota’s 44 electric distribution cooperatives who provide power to 1.7 million Minnesotans in all 87 counties and offer a variety of incentives and rate programs for those who opt to drive EVs.

Since 1937, Minnesota Valley Electric Cooperative has been a leader in providing power and innovative services and programs for heating, cooling and EV charging for its member-owners.

Otter Tail Power Company is an investor-owned electric utility that provides electricity for residential, commercial, and industrial customers in Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota.

Save time and money while choosing the products and services on cooperative contract. Sourcewell is a leader in fleet electrification as a founding partner of the Climate Mayors Electric Vehicle Purchasing Collaborative.

With our member utilities, SMMPA takes responsibility for the efficient, cost-effective, and reliable delivery of electricity and services in an environmentally responsible manner.

Wright-Hennepin is a member-owned cooperative and provides power to 45,000 homes and businesses in the western suburbs. We are excited about the future of EVs and provide valuable rebates and charging incentives to members.