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November 19, 2020

Bipartisan Support for Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Passes Minnesota Legislature

Electric vehicles (EVs) just had a win at the Minnesota legislature. The state’s bonding bill, which passed with overwhelming bipartisan support, included $2 million for EV charging…

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November 16, 2020

Pairing solar and EV chargers can ensure carbon-free transportation

What if solar energy could be harnessed in real time to power electric vehicles (EVs) with zero-carbon electricity? The Great Plains Institute (GPI) is studying that question—and…

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November 13, 2020

Consumer Reports Study Finds Electric Vehicle Maintenance Costs Are 50% Less Than Gas-Powered Cars

A new study by Consumer Reports equips consumers with data showing the relatively lower cost of electric vehicle (EV) maintenance and overall ownership when compared to comparable…

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November 10, 2020

Electric Vehicles in a Midwestern Clean Fuels Policy

As part of the Great Plains Institute’s work to develop a Midwestern clean fuels policy, we are hosting webinars that focus on clean fuels on the market…

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October 13, 2020

Webinar Series: Minnesotans Going Electric

Drive Electric Minnesota and Plug In America presented a free webinar series focused on accelerating electric transportation adoption in 2021, in partnership with Xcel Energy and the…

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October 13, 2020

Charging Up Minnesota with Volkswagen Funds

On July 30, 2020, the Clean Energy Resource Teams (CERTs) and Drive Electric Minnesota (DEMN) co-hosted a webinar, “Charging Up with Volkswagen Funds,” to provide insights about Phase…

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September 23, 2020

National Drive Electric Week Social Media Campaign

Show us your EV! There is now an electric vehicle (EV) registered in nearly every single county in Minnesota, and we want to show off the EV-olution…

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September 22, 2020

2020 National Drive Electric Week Events

National Drive Electric Week (NDEW) takes place September 26 through October 4, 2020 and is a national initiative to raise awareness of the benefits of electric vehicles,…

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August 31, 2020

Minnesota Cities Take Charge on Electric Vehicles

The Cities Charging Ahead cohort was such a success for Minnesota communities pursuing electric vehicle (EV) readiness, there’s now a sequel and a spin-off! These initiatives show…

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August 27, 2020

A Family’s Tour of Minnesota State Parks Goes Electric

As many across Minnesota look for new ways to explore the outdoors, Bjorn Watland of Saint Paul and his family found a way to do so with…

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