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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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November 6, 2018

A Grocery Co-op’s Creative Solution for Offering Electric Vehicle Charging

The first publicly available Level 2 electric vehicle (EV) charging station in Winona, Minnesota opened for use in the summer of 2018, hosted by Bluff Country Co-op, a community-owned grocery store. Like many other EV charging station…

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October 18, 2018

Another Successful Drive Electric Week in Minnesota!

September 16, 2018 brought another successful National Drive Electric Week in Minnesota to a close. Drive Electric Minnesota partners held events throughout the state and collectively educated nearly 1,500 people…

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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 demand for…

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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 and the City…

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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 a white paper…

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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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