Becoming Electric Vehicle Ready
Cities have tremendous influence over how and where infrastructure is built and serve as a critical and necessary partner in the transportation electrification market transformation. Great Plains Institute, which facilitates Drive Electric Minnesota, has identified five principles for what constitutes an electric vehicle (EV) ready city:
- Policy: Acknowledge EV benefits and support development of charging infrastructure
- Regulation: Implement development standards and regulations that enable EV use
- Administration: Create transparent and predictable EV permitting processes
- Programs: Develop public programs to overcome market barriers
- Leadership: Demonstrate EV viability in public fleets and facilities
For more information about these EV principles, click here. By focusing on these principles, a city can prepare itself in all capacities to be ready for electric vehicles.
The Great Plains Institute compiled a list of resources below to guide local governments on their quest to becoming EV ready. Some resources serve as examples based on what other cities have done while other resources are more comprehensive in nature and can be used as a guide. If you have any questions on how to utilize these resources, please do not hesitate to email Katelyn Bocklund, program director for Transportation and Fuels.