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Looking Back: Progress Made Toward Transportation Electrification in 2020

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Making Your City "EV Ready"

As cities look to capitalize on the opportunity that EVs can bring, from lower maintenance costs for consumers to better air quality for residents, they also must lay the groundwork for their communities to become ‘EV ready’.
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The Lowdown on the Federal EV Tax Credit

If you’re thinking about purchasing a plug-in vehicle in 2017, chances are good that you’ll still be able to cash in on that deal, but it won’t be around forever.
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March 1, 2021

Sustainable Transportation Advisory Council Releases Recommendations

The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) Sustainable Transportation Advisory Council (STAC) has come forward with its initial recommendations to decarbonize transportation in Minnesota. MnDOT will respond to…

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January 19, 2021

The Future of Heavy-Duty Electric Vehicles: Closer Than You Think

While the recent rapid growth of the electric vehicle (EV) market makes EVs increasingly accessible, the availability of EV models is uneven across vehicle types. While electric passenger vehicle models…

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January 8, 2021

Looking Back: Progress Made Toward Transportation Electrification in Minnesota in 2020

The year 2020 was challenging—we worked hard to stay apart, embraced wearing masks everywhere we went, and rediscovered the outdoors. It was a year of immense pain, and we said…

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November 19, 2020

Bipartisan Support for Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Passes Minnesota Legislature

Electric vehicles (EVs) just had a win at the Minnesota legislature. The state’s bonding bill, which passed with overwhelming bipartisan support, included $2 million for EV…

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November 16, 2020

Pairing solar and EV chargers can ensure carbon-free transportation

What if solar energy could be harnessed in real time to power electric vehicles (EVs) with zero-carbon electricity? The Great Plains Institute (GPI) is studying that question—and gathering data with…

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November 13, 2020

Consumer Reports Study Finds Electric Vehicle Maintenance Costs Are 50% Less Than Gas-Powered Cars

A new study by Consumer Reports equips consumers with data showing the relatively lower cost of electric vehicle (EV) maintenance and overall ownership when compared to comparable gas-powered vehicles. Consumer…

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November 10, 2020

Electric Vehicles in a Midwestern Clean Fuels Policy

As part of the Great Plains Institute’s work to develop a Midwestern clean fuels policy, we are hosting webinars that focus on clean fuels on the…

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October 13, 2020

Webinar Series: Minnesotans Going Electric

Drive Electric Minnesota and Plug In America presented a free webinar series focused on accelerating electric transportation adoption in 2021, in partnership with Xcel Energy and the Sustainable Growth Coalition.

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October 13, 2020

Charging Up Minnesota with Volkswagen Funds

On July 30, 2020, the Clean Energy Resource Teams (CERTs) and Drive Electric Minnesota (DEMN) co-hosted a webinar, “Charging…

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September 23, 2020

National Drive Electric Week Social Media Campaign

Show us your EV! There is now an electric vehicle (EV) registered in nearly every single county in Minnesota, and we want to show off the EV-olution in the state!…

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