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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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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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June 22, 2020

Federal Tax Credit Supports Installation of Electric Vehicle Chargers

A formerly expired tax incentive known as the Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Tax Credit (AFITC) was quietly renewed by Congress in late 2019 and will allow business owners…

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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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April 14, 2020

Drive Electric Minnesota Policy Update

Just as COVID-19 impacts all other aspects of our lives, it also impacts the prospects for new electric vehicle policy in the Minnesota legislative session. The focus…

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January 15, 2020

2020 Minnesota Legislative Preview: Electric Vehicles

Minnesota’s legislative session is right around the corner and Drive Electric Minnesota is ready to continue our support of a policy and regulatory landscape that drives electric…

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November 27, 2019

SMMPA Members Commit to Electric Vehicle Charging Network in Greater Minnesota

We applaud the announcement made earlier this week by the member municipal utilities of Southern Minnesota Municipal Power Agency (SMMPA) committing to “establishing an electric vehicle (EV)…

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