About Drive Electric Minnesota

By bringing together all of the parts and players in the electric vehicle industry, Drive Electric MN will accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles in Minnesota.

  Facilitated by Great Plains Institute, Drive Electric Minnesota is a partnership of Minnesota’s electric vehicle (EV) champions, dedicated to encouraging the deployment of EVs and the establishment of EV charging infrastructure through public-private partnerships, financial incentives, education, technical support and public policy. We believe EVs are an important component of energy efficiency and cleaner transportation in Minnesota that is both financially and environmentally sustainable. Advancing EV deployment will have many benefits to Minnesotans, including reduced transportation costs, cleaner air, and energy independence.

Great Plains Institute

The Great Plains Institute (GPI) is transforming the energy system to benefit the economy and environment. As an initiative of GPI, Drive Electric MN sees electric vehicles as an integral part of achieving this mission. Consensus oriented and inclusive, Drive Electric MN relies on the same thoughtful process for effecting this transformation as its parent organization:



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ChargePoint enables the switch to electric by providing the most complete set of charging solutions through our cloud subscription platform and software-defined charging hardware, which is designed for every charging scenario.

Minneapolis is Minnesota’s largest city: home to more than 400,000 residents and more than 44,000 businesses.

The Clean Energy Resource Teams are a statewide partnership with a shared mission to connect individuals and their communities to the resources they need to identify and implement community-based clean energy projects.

Connexus Energy supports the growing electric vehicle market and wants to work with members who purchase an electric vehicle to make sure you get the most affordable rate to meet your charging needs.

Dakota Electric wants to make the transition from the gas pump to the plug-in easier for members with plug-in electric vehicles.

ERMU promotes electric vehicle initiatives with customer-focused programs and public charging stations. Our programs focus on a commitment to being environmentally and financially responsible to the community.

Fresh Energy’s mission is to shape and drive realistic, visionary energy policies that benefit all. They are working toward a vision for an economy we thrive in and energy that ensures our well-being.

Great River Energy is committed to increasing energy efficiency and reducing environmental impact through our cooperative members, and our community.

Greenlots is unlocking the possibilities of the new electric mobility future by delivering innovative software and services that empowers utilities, cities, communities and automakers to deploy EV charging infrastructure at scale.

Kline Nissan is a local, family-owned dealership that is part of Kline Auto World. Kline Auto World has been a dealer in the Twin Cities and metro area for over 40 years.

The Metropolitan Council is the regional policy-making body, planning agency, and provider of essential services for the Twin Cities metropolitan region. The Council’s mission is to foster efficient and economic growth for a prosperous region.

Their mission is to protect the public interest; advocate for Minnesota consumers; ensure a strong, competitive and fair marketplace; strengthen the state’s economic future; and serve as a trusted public resource for consumers and businesses.

MnDOT plans, builds, operates and maintains a safe, accessible, efficient, and reliable multimodal transportation system that connects people to destinations and markets throughout the state, regionally, and around the world.

MN Electric Vehicle Owners is a group of EV advocates providing a forum for people to learn and experience EVs.

MPCA monitors environmental quality, offers technical and financial assistance, and enforces environmental regulations.

Electric Vehicles are an exciting option for drivers and our environment. As these new vehicles hit the road, Minnesota Power is here to help.

Mortenson is a diversified construction organization offering services including general contracting, construction management, program management, design-build, and development across multiple industries

At Nissan, we are committed to a sustainable future, but there is a lot more to it than just building efficient vehicles. In every aspect of our business, we are always working towards reducing both our energy consumption and environmental impact.

Otter Tail Power Company is an investor-owned electric utility that provides electricity for residential, commercial, and industrial customers in Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota.

With our member utilities, SMMPA takes responsibility for the efficient, cost-effective, and reliable delivery of electricity and services in an environmentally responsible manner.

Xcel Energy provides the energy that powers millions of homes and businesses across eight Western and Midwestern states.

ZEF Energy works to advance EV adoption by creating a robust fast charging network that allows EV drivers the freedom to drive their electric car wherever they wish.