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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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June 1, 2022

Electric Vehicle Neighborhood at the Twin Cities Auto Show

Moaz Uddin is Great Plains Institute’s Electric Vehicle Policy Specialist and is a member of the Transportation & Fuels Team and Drive Electric Minnesota staff. The following…

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December 21, 2021

Connecting Cities Along Their EV Journey with the EV City Resource Database

Minnesota cities interested in electric vehicles (EVs) can now connect more easily to up-to-date resources on local governments who are becoming EV ready through a new database.…

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December 14, 2021

EVs in the Twin Cities: Carver

Carver, Minnesota is a town of about 5,200 people located in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area and has recently made big strides in fleet electrification. I caught…

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December 7, 2021

EVs in the Twin Cities: Woodbury

Woodbury, Minnesota, a city of about 75,000 people located in the Metro region of Minnesota and has adopted many electric vehicles (EVs) into their city fleet. I…

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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 30, 2021

EVs in the Twin Cities: Eden Prairie

Eden Prairie, Minnesota, a suburb of about 64,000 people, is among the first wave of cities in the nation to use an electric vehicle (EV) as a…

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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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November 23, 2021

EVs in Greater Minnesota: Faribault

As electric vehicles (EVs) are becoming more mainstream and in the national focus, Minnesota cities are increasingly looking to jump onboard. Faribault, Minnesota, is a town of…

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September 8, 2021

How to Host a Covid-Safe In-Person Ride and Drive

National Drive Electric Week is on the horizon, from September 25 through October 3, 2021, and organizers are considering a move back to in-person events. Ride and…

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