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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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June 4, 2021

EV Boot Camp Webinar: Community Best Practices and Resources

On April 29, the Clean Energy Resource Teams (CERTs) and the Great Plains Institute (GPI) co-hosted Cities Charging Ahead: Electric Vehicle Boot Camp. The webinar shared electric…

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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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May 7, 2021

Electric Vehicles Available on the Minnesota State Contract

Local government units (LGUs) and nonprofits in Minnesota can purchase electric, hybrid, and internal combustion vehicles through the state’s master contract for Current Year Automobiles. Pickups, specialty…

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April 28, 2021

How to Host a Virtual Ride and Drive

For many of us, it feels like it has been years since we have been able to gather in one place. We have grown accustomed to social…

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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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March 1, 2021

Sustainable Transportation Advisory Council Releases Recommendations

The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) Sustainable Transportation Advisory Council (STAC) has come forward with its initial recommendations to decarbonize transportation in Minnesota. MnDOT will respond to these…

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January 19, 2021

The Future of Heavy-Duty Electric Vehicles: Closer Than You Think

While the recent rapid growth of the electric vehicle (EV) market makes EVs increasingly accessible, the availability of EV models is uneven across vehicle types. While electric…

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January 8, 2021

Looking Back: Progress Made Toward Transportation Electrification in Minnesota in 2020

The year 2020 was challenging—we worked hard to stay apart, embraced wearing masks everywhere we went, and rediscovered the outdoors. It was a year of immense pain,…

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