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Katelyn Bocklund and Jessi Wyatt

May 19, 2021

Transportation and Fuel Policy Options in Minnesota: Clean Cars Minnesota, Future Fuels Act, and More

The following blog was originally published on Great Plains Institute’s website. Both policies explored in this blog could help increase electric vehicle adoption in Minnesota. For more…

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May 11, 2021

Position Statement: Unfair Taxes for Electric Vehicles

This position is supported by the following Drive Electric Minnesota Policy Committee members: Alliance for Transportation ElectrificationAmerican Lung Association in MinnesotaCity of MinneapolisConnexus EnergyElk River Municipal UtilitiesFresh…

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April 22, 2021

2021 Minnesota Legislative Priorities: Electric Vehicles

Drive Electric Minnesota has been working hard to pass supportive electric vehicle (EV) policy during the Minnesota 2021 legislative session, which began on January 5. Our policy…

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March 1, 2021

Sustainable Transportation Advisory Council Releases Recommendations

The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) Sustainable Transportation Advisory Council (STAC) has come forward with its initial recommendations to decarbonize transportation in Minnesota. MnDOT will respond to these…

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January 8, 2021

Looking Back: Progress Made Toward Transportation Electrification in Minnesota in 2020

The year 2020 was challenging—we worked hard to stay apart, embraced wearing masks everywhere we went, and rediscovered the outdoors. It was a year of immense pain,…

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November 19, 2020

Bipartisan Support for Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Passes Minnesota Legislature

Electric vehicles (EVs) just had a win at the Minnesota legislature. The state’s bonding bill, which passed with overwhelming bipartisan support, included $2 million for EV charging…

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October 13, 2020

Webinar Series: Minnesotans Going Electric

Drive Electric Minnesota and Plug In America presented a free webinar series focused on accelerating electric transportation adoption in 2021, in partnership with Xcel Energy and the…

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May 7, 2020

Update on Federal EV Tax Credits and the 2019 Filing Extension

With the annual tax-filing deadline extended to July 15, 2020 because of the COVID-19 crisis, new electric vehicle (EV) owners have an added cushion to claim the…

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October 23, 2019

Over Half of Prospective Car Buyers in Minnesota Show Interest in Electric Vehicles

A national survey conducted by Consumer Reports and the Union of Concerned Scientists finds widespread interest in electric vehicles among prospective car buyers in Minnesota.  Key Takeaways: …

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February 5, 2019

Electrify your Ride Sweepstakes Results

Between August 23 and September 16 of last year, 1,790 people entered the Electrify Your Ride Sweepstakes, sponsored by Minnesota Power, Great River Energy and its cooperatives, and Otter…

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