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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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Analysis: Electric Vehicles Pay Their Fair Share

Recent tax policy analysis by the Great Plains Institute for Drive Electric Minnesota found that electric cars pay just as much or more taxes as comparable gasoline vehicles.
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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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May 23, 2018

Drive Electric and Partners Bring EV Days to the Capitol

On May 1st and 2nd Drive Electric Minnesota and our partners hosted a series of events at the state capitol. Day one featured an electric vehicle briefing, connecting our members…

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April 12, 2018

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Releases plan for VW Settlement

On April 11, 2018, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency released their plan for the $47-million dollar Volkswagen settlement in the state. Drive Electric Minnesota is pleased to see the plan…

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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 months, the 2018…

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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 for gas-powered vehicles,…

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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 benefits…

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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 Superior. And now,…

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September 27, 2017

A Look Back at Drive Electric Week in Minnesota

Another successful week of National Drive Electric Week (NDEW) events in Minnesota wrapped up on September 17. As a partnership of Minnesota electric vehicle (EV) champions, Drive Electric MN served…

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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% fewer greenhouse…

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July 25, 2017

First Electric School Bus Comes to Minnesota

Great River Energy (GRE), a partner of Drive Electric Minnesota, just wrapped up its tour of the first electric school bus in Minnesota (and even the Midwest). The bus will…

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May 23, 2017

Maximizing EV Range on your Plug-in Hybrid

Guest blog post submitted by Keith Richard   I wasn’t looking for a car, but when my wife’s car took a turn for the worse and we decided to become…

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