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July 27, 2020

Electric Vehicles + Solar at Home

Drive Electric Minnesota recently sat down (virtually) with Jukka Kukkonen, chief electric vehicle (EV) educator at Shift2Electric (one of our frequent collaborators) to learn more about his…

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June 30, 2020

Announcing Powering Ahead with Vehicle Electrification (PAVE)

Powering Ahead with Vehicle Electrification (PAVE) will provide resources and technical assistance to sixteen municipal utilities across Minnesota to educate and engage customers to meet their community’s…

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June 22, 2020

Federal Tax Credit Supports Installation of Electric Vehicle Chargers

A formerly expired tax incentive known as the Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Tax Credit (AFITC) was quietly renewed by Congress in late 2019 and will allow business owners…

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May 7, 2020

Update on Federal EV Tax Credits and the 2019 Filing Extension

With the annual tax-filing deadline extended to July 15, 2020 because of the COVID-19 crisis, new electric vehicle (EV) owners have an added cushion to claim the…

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April 20, 2020

Watch: Overview and Outlook on EV Market

Atlas Public Policy’s Nick Nigro joined our Cities Charging Ahead stakeholders on March 18, 2020 to give an update on the current state of the electric vehicle…

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January 13, 2020

Pilot Project Gets Solar Panels in Sync with Electric Vehicle Chargers

What if we could harness the energy produced by the sun and maximize its potential to power electric vehicles (EVs) with zero-carbon electricity? That’s exactly what the…

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November 13, 2019

New Data Shows Statewide Growth in Electric Vehicle Purchases in Minnesota

During our recent work with Minnesota cities via Cities Charging Ahead (CCA), one of the most common questions posed by communities was, “How many electric vehicles (EVs)…

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November 1, 2019

New Incentive to Promote Electric Vehicles in Minnesota 

Starting November 1, 2019, residents who purchase or lease a new or used EV will receive a one-time credit of up to $250 for MnPASS, allowing them to drive in the express lane when…

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October 3, 2019

EV Registrations in MN

Drive Electric MN and the Great Plains Institute work with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) and Department of Public Safety (DPS) to track statistics on the…

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February 5, 2019

Electrify your Ride Sweepstakes Results

Between August 23 and September 16 of last year, 1,790 people entered the Electrify Your Ride Sweepstakes, sponsored by Minnesota Power, Great River Energy and its cooperatives, and Otter…

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