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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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September 17, 2019

Edina: Capital Improvement through Charging Stations

When transportation became the number one source of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States, the City of Edina committed to exploring ways to reduce emissions from…

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September 10, 2019

Cities Charging Ahead! That’s a Wrap, Now What?

During 2018-19, 28 Minnesota cities worked together in regional cohorts through the Cities Charging Ahead! (CCA) project to learn and act together to become “electric vehicle (EV)…

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September 4, 2019

How to Electrify Your Fleet: Lessons from Cities Charging Ahead Fleet Studies

Stakeholder groups working to increase electric vehicle (EV) adoption often highlight the money you can save by driving an EV over the lifetime of the vehicle as…

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August 15, 2019

Electric Vehicle Charging Station Economics: GPI’s DC Fast Charging Calculator

As part of our research on the economics of DC fast charging, the Great Plains Institute created a model to calculate the costs and revenue of operating…

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