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.

Crow Wing Power is an electric cooperative serving 38,000 members in Cass, Crow Wing, and Morrison Counties.

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.

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.

Greenlots is unlocking the possibilities of the new electric mobility future by delivering innovative software and services that empowers utilities, cities, communities and automakers to deploy EV charging infrastructure at scale.

Kline Nissan is a local, family-owned dealership that is part of Kline Auto World. Kline Auto World has been a dealer in the Twin Cities and metro area for over 50 years.

Lake Country Power is geographically Minnesota’s largest co-op, covering nearly 11,000 square miles and providing electric service to more than 43,000 members in rural northern Minnesota.

The Metropolitan Council is the regional policy-making body, planning agency, and provider of essential services for the Twin Cities metropolitan region. The Council’s mission is to foster efficient and economic growth for a prosperous region.

Their mission is to protect the public interest; advocate for Minnesota consumers; ensure a strong, competitive and fair marketplace; strengthen the state’s economic future; and serve as a trusted public resource for consumers and businesses.

MnDOT plans, builds, operates and maintains a safe, accessible, efficient, and reliable multimodal transportation system that connects people to destinations and markets throughout the state, regionally, and around the world.

MN Electric Vehicle Owners is a group of EV advocates providing a forum for people to learn and experience EVs.

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.

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.

Mortenson is a diversified construction organization offering services including general contracting, construction management, program management, design-build, and development across multiple industries

At Nissan, we are committed to a sustainable future, but there is a lot more to it than just building efficient vehicles. In every aspect of our business, we are always working towards reducing both our energy consumption and environmental impact.

North Star provides electric service to over 5,500 members in rural north-central Minnesota, including areas of Lake of the Woods, Koochiching, Roseau, and St. Louis counties.

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. You can trust their procurement process to purchase anything from fleet management to electric vehicles. 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.

Xcel Energy provides the energy that powers millions of homes and businesses across eight Western and Midwestern states.

ZEF Energy works to advance EV adoption by creating a robust fast charging network that allows EV drivers the freedom to drive their electric car wherever they wish.