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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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June 21, 2022

Evie Carshare Program Hits the Ground in the Twin Cities

Photo courtesy of Abby Hornberger   About Evie HOURCAR launched its new Evie carshare and spot network program in April 2022 as the first city-owned electric carshare…

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June 17, 2022

Increasing Access to EVs: How to Buy a Pre-Owned EV and Save Big

Electric vehicles (EVs) offer a lot of great benefits like zero tailpipe emissions, less maintenance and service, lower lifetime cost, and fast acceleration. Yet many consumers are unable to adopt EVs because of their high initial cost. Fortunately, as the EV market matures, purchasing a new EV isn’t the only option available to consumers will increasingly have the option to purchase a used EV. This post will guide you through the decision-making process of purchasing a used EV.

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June 8, 2022

Increasing Access to Charging for Renters in Multi-Unit Dwellings

The Issue It’s well known among the electric vehicle (EV) community that most charging takes place at home overnight. However, renters often face higher barriers to installing EV chargers at their residences due to lack of support from property owners or managers, inaction from local governments, or other reasons. Reduced access to home charging prevents many renters from pursuing EV adoption. This post will dive into these challenges and explore viable solutions.

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June 6, 2022

Ask Your Legislator to Support Transportation Electrification in Minnesota

Minnesota’s regular legislative session adjourned in the early morning hours of May 23. Policy makers spent the session’s final weeks trying to work out the differences between House and Senate…

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