Cities Charging Ahead!
Cities Charging Ahead! (CCA) was two peer cohorts of Minnesota tribal nations and cities that worked to accelerate electric vehicle (EV) adoption between 2018 and 2021.
The cohorts engaged around three main topics areas: electrifying fleets, installing charging infrastructure, and EV readiness. Cohort participants received education, technical assistance, and peer support around these topics.
CCA was led by the Great Plains Institute and Clean Energy Resource Teams (CERTs). Funding was provided through the Carolyn Foundation, McKnight Foundation, Energy Foundation, Minnesota Department of Commerce’s Division of Energy Resources, and Xcel Energy.
On this page, you can access some of the key tools and resources that resulted from the two cohorts. This includes tools aimed at educating and engaging communities as well as decision-making tools.
The first cohort had 28 participants consisting of one tribal nation and 27 cities. The second cohort had 30 participants, with two tribal nations, 14 returning cities, and 14 additional cities. The map below shows the locations of participating tribal nations and cities.