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February 5, 2019

Electrify your Ride Sweepstakes Results

Between August 23 and September 16 of last year, 1,790 people entered the Electrify Your Ride Sweepstakes, sponsored by Minnesota Power, Great River Energy and its cooperatives, and Otter…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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February 6, 2018

New Electric Vehicles to Watch for in 2018

The buzz around electric vehicles continues to grow as new models begin to enter the market in 2018. While the Chevy Bolt has been available for several…

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January 19, 2018

Close-up of DC Fast Chargers in Minnesota

Electric vehicle (EV) drivers who want to drive beyond the range of their car are on the lookout for fast-charging stations that, just like a gas station…

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November 1, 2017

Making Your City “EV Ready”

This post was originally published on Great Plains Institute’s website Electric vehicles (EVs) are gaining traction among consumers, governments, and automakers as battery prices fall and the…

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October 2, 2017

Plug into Minnesota and Electrify your Next Road Trip up North

Autumn is quickly underway in Minnesota, which means it’s the perfect time to head north and witness the spectacular fall colors along the North Shore of Lake…

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August 28, 2017

Renewable Charging Options in Minnesota for your Plug-in Electric Vehicle

Based on our analysis, we’ve shown that while coal makes up most of the grid’s electricity sources in Minnesota, plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) result in about 50%…

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