Cities Charging Ahead!
Cities Charging Ahead! was a peer cohort of 28 cities that worked together across Minnesota to explore electric vehicle readiness. Participating cities received technical assistance focused on actions and best practices, based on the GreenStep Cities program, that accelerated the adoption of electric vehicles.
Cities Charging Ahead! (CCA) was led by the Great Plains Institute and Clean Energy Resource Teams (CERTs). Funding was provided through the Carolyn Foundation, Energy Foundation, and in partnership with Xcel Energy, which provided resources and support in line with the company’s long-term clean energy plan to electrify transportation.
On this page, you can read more about CCA process and what cities were able to accomplish over the yearlong process. You can also access some of the key tools and resources that resulted from the cohort.
The map below shows the locations of participating cities.