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July 22, 2024

GPI releases report: Lessons Learned from Twin Cities Climate and Energy Community Engagement Efforts

Since Drive Electric Minnesota was formed, we have been working to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles in the state. As a coalition, we have defeated punitive electric vehicle taxes,…

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March 27, 2024

Drive Electric Minnesota Coalition Releases 2024 Policy Platform

Minnesota lawmakers convened for the 2024 legislative session on Monday, February 12. As this session gets underway, Drive Electric Minnesota members are looking to build on last year’s policy successes.

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December 27, 2023

Recap: Drive Electric Minnesota Statewide Scavenger Hunt Challenge

Earlier this year, Drive Electric Minnesota organized its first Statewide Scavenger Hunt Challenge during the 2023 National Drive Electric Week, which took place from September 22 through October 1. …

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December 21, 2023

How to Use Drive Electric Minnesota’s Electric Vehicle Incentives Database

Drive Electric Minnesota manages an online Electric Vehicle Incentive Database that classifies different electric vehicle incentives to make finding and filtering funding opportunities easier.  …

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November 21, 2023

Spotlight on Off-Road Transportation Electrification: Turner Construction Company’s Meta Project

While we often hear about the electrification of passenger vehicle fleets and, more recently, commercial vehicle fleets, off-road transportation is often sidelined in these conversations. This post is part…

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November 13, 2023

Electric Vehicles Are Up to 88 Percent Less Greenhouse Gas-Intensive than Gasoline Vehicles

In 2017, we published findings showing that electric vehicles provided significant greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions from conventional gasoline-powered cars in Minnesota. These GHG reductions will continue over the next…

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September 6, 2023

Drive Electric Minnesota Launches Statewide Scavenger Hunt Challenge

National Drive Electric Week is an annual celebration organized by Plug In America, Electric Vehicle Association, Sierra Club, and EVHybridNoire to increase awareness of electric vehicles. This year, Drive…

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June 20, 2023

Green Rock Apartments Leading the Charge on Electric Vehicles

Green Rock Apartments in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota, positions itself as a provider of environmentally aware city living. It offers a range of eco-friendly features and facilities, including solar panels,…

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June 7, 2023

Q&A with Brendan Jordan: Minnesota Legislature Invests in EVs in 2023

Minnesota’s legislative session adjourned on Monday, May 22. It was a busy few months at the Capitol—the state’s historic budget surplus, unified Democrat-Farmer-Labor (DFL) control of state government, and…

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May 30, 2023

Minnesota Approves Comprehensive Statewide Electric Vehicle Readiness Assistance

Budget deals significantly elevate state’s effort to expand transportation electrification   May 24, 2023, MINNEAPOLIS—Minnesota Governor Tim Walz has signed into law a sweeping set of first-time incentives and other…

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