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…
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…
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…
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.
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…
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!…
September 22, 2020
2020 National Drive Electric Week Events
National Drive Electric Week (NDEW) takes place September 26 through October 4, 2020 and is a national initiative to raise awareness of the benefits of electric vehicles, whether they are…
August 31, 2020
Minnesota Cities Take Charge on Electric Vehicles
The Cities Charging Ahead cohort was such a success for Minnesota communities pursuing electric vehicle (EV) readiness, there’s now a sequel and a spin-off! These initiatives show growing momentum and enthusiasm for EVs in communities across the state.
August 27, 2020
A Family’s Tour of Minnesota State Parks Goes Electric
As many across Minnesota look for new ways to explore the outdoors, Bjorn Watland of Saint Paul and his family found a way to do so with the help of their electric vehicle (EV). An active member of the MN EV Owners community, Watland shared on social media how he and his family organized weekend road trips to Minnesota state parks using their EV, a growing network of EV chargers, and a little creativity.
July 27, 2020
Electric Vehicles + Solar at Home
Drive Electric Minnesota recently sat down (virtually) with Jukka Kukkonen, chief electric vehicle (EV) educator at Shift2Electric (one of our frequent collaborators) to learn more about his family’s new at-home charging stations, powered by solar energy.