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August 16, 2022

Historic Investment in EVs Will Benefit Minnesotans

On Tuesday, August 16, President Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 into law. The act—which provides almost $370 billion in federal funding for climate and…

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June 6, 2022

Ask Your Legislator to Support Transportation Electrification in Minnesota

Minnesota’s regular legislative session adjourned in the early morning hours of May 23. Policy makers spent the session’s final weeks trying to work out the differences between…

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March 2, 2022

Drive Electric Minnesota’s 2022 Legislative Priorities

Minnesota’s legislators have reconvened for the 2022 legislative session. Drive Electric Minnesota’s policy agenda continues to support electric vehicle (EV) adoption in the state. This policy agenda…

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December 6, 2021

Electric Vehicle Programs in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill

In November, President Biden signed the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), the single largest infrastructure investment in American history. The bill includes significant funding at…

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November 29, 2021

Charging Medium- and Heavy-Duty Electric Vehicles: Plugging into the Future Part II

The medium- and heavy-duty electric vehicle (EV) market is growing. However, mass electrification of medium- and heavy-duty vehicles will require charging infrastructure and standards tailored to meet…

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September 30, 2021

The Medium- and Heavy-Duty Electric Vehicle Market: Plugging into the Future Part I

Electric vehicles (EVs) are the future! You have probably seen that headline before. The last decade has seen all-electric and plug-in hybrid EVs from many automakers become…

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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 26, 2021

Minnesota Electric Vehicle Strategic Plan Public Engagement Series

The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) invites the public to attend one or more virtual public engagement sessions it is hosting between May 17-26, 2021 to gather input about Minnesota’s Electric Vehicle (EV) Strategic Plan. There will be three general sessions and three that…

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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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