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July 27, 2020

Electric Vehicles + Solar at Home

Drive Electric Minnesota recently sat down (virtually) with Jukka Kukkonen, chief electric vehicle (EV) educator at Shift2Electric (one of our frequent collaborators) to learn more about his…

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June 30, 2020

Announcing Powering Ahead with Vehicle Electrification (PAVE)

Powering Ahead with Vehicle Electrification (PAVE) will provide resources and technical assistance to sixteen municipal utilities across Minnesota to educate and engage customers to meet their community’s…

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April 20, 2020

Watch: Overview and Outlook on EV Market

Atlas Public Policy’s Nick Nigro joined our Cities Charging Ahead stakeholders on March 18, 2020 to give an update on the current state of the electric vehicle…

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March 17, 2020

Investigating Questions Surrounding Electric Vehicle Batteries

Electric vehicle (EV) adoption has grown in recent years as drivers look to reduce maintenance costs, enjoy a smoother ride, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. As the…

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March 11, 2020

Managed Electric Vehicle Charging Benefits Tested in Solar Synchronization Pilot

Managed electric vehicle charging can have benefits for two different groups—the demand side (the electric vehicle owner, the building owner, the power customer) and the supply side…

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January 13, 2020

Pilot Project Gets Solar Panels in Sync with Electric Vehicle Chargers

What if we could harness the energy produced by the sun and maximize its potential to power electric vehicles (EVs) with zero-carbon electricity? That’s exactly what the…

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December 16, 2019

Diving Into the Data: Minnesotans Going All-In on Electric Vehicles

Electric vehicle (EV) deployment is ramping up across Minnesota. New data from 2019 (which you can explore in a previous blog post) shows that EV deployment hit…

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November 13, 2019

New Data Shows Statewide Growth in Electric Vehicle Purchases in Minnesota

During our recent work with Minnesota cities via Cities Charging Ahead (CCA), one of the most common questions posed by communities was, “How many electric vehicles (EVs)…

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November 1, 2019

New Incentive to Promote Electric Vehicles in Minnesota 

Starting November 1, 2019, residents who purchase or lease a new or used EV will receive a one-time credit of up to $250 for MnPASS, allowing them to drive in the express lane when…

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October 31, 2019

Electric Vehicle Pool Party: Elk River’s New Outlander

In 2017, Elk River Municipal Utilities (ERMU) commissioned FleetCarma to conduct an electric vehicle suitability assessment for both the city and utility fleet. Such an assessment, sometimes…

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