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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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October 23, 2019

Over Half of Prospective Car Buyers in Minnesota Show Interest in Electric Vehicles

A national survey conducted by Consumer Reports and the Union of Concerned Scientists finds widespread interest in electric vehicles among prospective car buyers in Minnesota.  Key Takeaways: …

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October 11, 2019

Case Study: Electric Vehicle Outreach Through Community—Events in Fridley, Minnesota

During the 2040 comprehensive planning process, the City of Fridley began exploring ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from transportation. At first, the city focused on promoting…

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October 3, 2019

EV Registrations in MN

Drive Electric MN and the Great Plains Institute work with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) and Department of Public Safety (DPS) to track statistics on the…

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