Communities Charging Ahead

We encourage communities to use our resources to help pave the way for electric vehicles (EVs). Learn how to become EV ready, find out what other Minnesota cities have done, and get guidance on adding charging stations in your community. 

Getting Started

If you’ve found this page, you’re likely either a local government looking to become electric vehicle (EV) ready or a resident looking for ways to encourage your community to become EV-ready. Great news! We’ve got the necessary tools and resources to get you started. Our suite of pages covers the following topics:

Becoming EV Ready

Cities have tremendous influence over how and where infrastructure is built and serve as a critical partner in the transportation electrification market transformation effort. This page discusses the five principles of what constitutes an EV-ready city and provides resources to get you started.

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Cities Charging Ahead!

Cities Charging Ahead!, co-led by the Great Plains Institute and Clean Energy Resource Teams, was a peer cohort of 28 cities that worked together across Minnesota to explore electric vehicle (EV)-readiness. Participating cities received technical assistance focused on actions and best practices, based on the GreenStep Cities program, that accelerated the adoption of EVs. This page presents accomplishments from the cohort and provides a host of resources designed to help local governments to educate community members about EVs.

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Electric Vehicle Charging Guidance

Looking to add one or more charging stations for your public, fleet, or workplace but are unsure of where to start? This dynamic page is for you. It’s designed to provide guidance to communities on types of charging stations, where to install it, and things to think about before installation.

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