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Read about the latest electric vehicle happenings in Minnesota and beyond below

April 3, 2019

Minnesota Releases a Vision for an Electric Vehicle Future

The Great Plains Institute, which facilitates Drive Electric Minnesota, collaborated with the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency on a vision for the…

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April 2, 2019

Federal Tax Credit Drives Electric Vehicle Adoption

In a promising sign for the adoption of electric vehicles, some manufacturers are hitting the federal tax credit cap. American taxpayers who purchase a qualified plug-in electric vehicle are eligible…

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March 27, 2019

Why Electric Vehicle Taxes are the Wrong Strategy for Minnesota

Minnesota lawmakers are considering additional new taxes and fees to electric vehicle (EV) owners. If passed as written, Minnesota would have the highest EV taxes in the US. Currently, the…

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February 5, 2019

Electrify your Ride Sweepstakes Results

Between August 23 and September 16 of last year…

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January 15, 2019

Ride-Sharing with Electric Vehicles Brings Benefits to Drivers and Consumers

This is an exciting time in the electric vehicle (EV) landscape. Tesla just posted a profit for the first time, Volkswagen is helping to build up charging infrastructure…

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November 6, 2018

A Grocery Co-op’s Creative Solution for Offering Electric Vehicle Charging

The first publicly available Level 2 electric vehicle (EV) charging station in Winona, Minnesota opened for use in the summer of 2018, hosted by Bluff Country Co-op, a community-owned grocery store. Like many other EV charging station…

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October 18, 2018

Another Successful Drive Electric Week in Minnesota!

September 16, 2018 brought another successful National Drive Electric Week in Minnesota to a close. Drive Electric Minnesota partners held events throughout the state and collectively educated nearly 1,500 people…

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August 28, 2018

Minnesota Cities Charging Ahead Around Electric Vehicles

There has been a growing interest from cities in Minnesota to explore options for adding electric vehicles (EVs) and charging infrastructure in their communities. The level of demand for…

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July 30, 2018

Q&A with Tom Sagstetter, Elk River Municipal Utilities

Electric vehicles are scaling up in Minnesota, and municipal utilities like Elk River Municipal Utilities (ERMU) are taking action. Following a FleetCarma analysis of their fleets, ERMU and the City…

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June 5, 2018

New White Paper: Electric Vehicles Have Potential to Transform the Grid with Previously Unrealized Benefits in the Midcontinent

The continuing surge in electric vehicle (EV) use has utilities looking to future impacts on the existing grid structure. Now, a unique consortium of stakeholders has released a white paper…

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