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

May 9, 2023

Q&A: Accessibility and EV Charging Stations

With the passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and the Inflation Reduction Act, community members and local governments in Minnesota have increased interest and incentive to…

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April 10, 2023

Federal Charging and Fueling Infrastructure Discretionary Grant Program

About the webinar Drive Electric Minnesota and the Clean Energy Resource Teams are excited to present a webinar, Charging up Minnesota Communities: Getting up to Speed on the Federal Charging…

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April 6, 2023

Electric Vehicle-Ready Parking 101

Electric vehicle-ready building codes and ordinances help expand charging infrastructure Minimum electric vehicle-ready building codes and ordinances support the expansion of electric vehicle charging infrastructure, which is critical to reducing…

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March 1, 2023

Drive Electric Minnesota Coalition Releases 2023 Legislative Priorities

Minnesota’s 2023 legislative session is in full swing, and the next few months are shaping up to be action packed. Legislators have already introduced thousands of bills, including multiple aimed…

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January 31, 2023

Tool helps Minnesotans calculate fuel cost savings from switching to an electric vehicle

How much money can Minnesotan drivers expect to save on fuel by switching to an electric vehicle? We explored this question with Heather Brown on CBS News Minnesota, and now…

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January 3, 2023

Minnesota Level 2 Electric Vehicle Charging Grant Now Open

On December 2, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency launched its next round of Level 2 electric vehicle charging station grants using funding from the Volkswagen settlement. For a refresher on…

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August 16, 2022

Historic Investment in EVs Will Benefit Minnesotans

On Tuesday, August 16, President Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 into law. The act—which provides almost $370 billion in federal funding for climate and energy investments—includes…

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July 14, 2022

Workshop Highlights Medium- and Heavy-Duty Electric Vehicle Opportunities for Minnesotans

Photos courtesy of M. Moaz Uddin   Moaz Uddin is Great Plains Institute’s Electric Vehicle Policy Specialist and is a member of the Transportation & Fuels Team and Drive Electric…

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July 13, 2022

Moaz Uddin Answers WCCO’s Good Question: “Does Getting an Electric Vehicle Make Financial Sense?”

This post originally appeared on the Great Plains Institute’s website, the facilitator of Drive Electric Minnesota. GPI Electric Vehicle Policy Specialist Moaz Uddin recently answered WCCO 4 News’s question,…

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July 11, 2022

Expanding Public Electric Vehicle Charging Through Right-of-Way Utilization

Improving access to public electric vehicle (EV) charging is essential to increasing EV adoption for those who cannot rely on home charging, such as renters. Adding more EV chargers in…

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