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November 21, 2023

Spotlight on Off-Road Transportation Electrification: Turner Construction Company’s Meta Project

While we often hear about the electrification of passenger vehicle fleets and, more recently, commercial vehicle fleets, off-road transportation is often sidelined in these conversations. This post…

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November 13, 2023

Electric Vehicles Are Up to 88 Percent Less Greenhouse Gas-Intensive than Gasoline Vehicles

In 2017, we published findings showing that electric vehicles provided significant greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions from conventional gasoline-powered cars in Minnesota. These GHG reductions will continue over…

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June 21, 2022

Evie Carshare Program Hits the Ground in the Twin Cities

Photo courtesy of Abby Hornberger   About Evie HOURCAR launched its new Evie carshare and spot network program in April 2022 as the first city-owned electric carshare…

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June 8, 2022

Increasing Access to Charging for Renters in Multi-Unit Dwellings

The Issue It’s well known among the electric vehicle (EV) community that most charging takes place at home overnight. However, renters often face higher barriers to installing…

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November 16, 2020

Pairing solar and EV chargers can ensure carbon-free transportation

What if solar energy could be harnessed in real time to power electric vehicles (EVs) with zero-carbon electricity? The Great Plains Institute (GPI) is studying that question—and…

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March 17, 2020

Investigating Questions Surrounding Electric Vehicle Batteries

Electric vehicle (EV) adoption has grown in recent years as drivers look to reduce maintenance costs, enjoy a smoother ride, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. As the…

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November 1, 2017

Making Your City “EV Ready”

This post was originally published on Great Plains Institute’s website Electric vehicles (EVs) are gaining traction among consumers, governments, and automakers as battery prices fall and the…

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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 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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March 21, 2017

Charging Up the Midwest

It’s no lie that electric vehicles (EVs) have taken off along the east and west coasts, especially in California. However, EV adoption in other parts of the…

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