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April 16, 2019

Minnesota Legislature at a Crossroads – Accelerate Electric Vehicle Benefits in the State or Hit the Brakes

Minnesota’s emerging electric vehicle (EV) industry is at an important pivot point. After years of effort by many people and organizations, the conditions are right for growth in EV adoption with the numerous…

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April 14, 2019

Federal Bipartisan Effort Seeks to Expand Electric Vehicle Tax Credit

With more Americans taking advantage of the federal tax credit on electric vehicles, a bipartisan group of US senators seeks to remove a roadblock to continue that…

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April 3, 2019

Minnesota Releases a Vision for an Electric Vehicle Future

The Great Plains Institute, which facilitates Drive Electric Minnesota, collaborated with the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency on a vision for the…

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March 27, 2019

Why Electric Vehicle Taxes are the Wrong Strategy for Minnesota

Minnesota lawmakers are considering additional new taxes and fees to electric vehicle (EV) owners. If passed as written, Minnesota would have the highest EV taxes in the…

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June 5, 2018

New White Paper: Electric Vehicles Have Potential to Transform the Grid with Previously Unrealized Benefits in the Midcontinent

The continuing surge in electric vehicle (EV) use has utilities looking to future impacts on the existing grid structure. Now, a unique consortium of stakeholders has released…

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May 23, 2018

Drive Electric and Partners Bring EV Days to the Capitol

On May 1st and 2nd Drive Electric Minnesota and our partners hosted a series of events at the state capitol. Day one featured an electric vehicle briefing,…

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April 12, 2018

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Releases Plan for VW Settlement

On April 11, 2018, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency released their plan for the $47-million dollar Volkswagen settlement in the state. Drive Electric Minnesota is pleased to…

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March 10, 2017

Electric Vehicles Pay Their Fair Share

Recent tax policy analysis by the Great Plains Institute for Drive Electric Minnesota found that electric cars pay just as much or more taxes as comparable gasoline…

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November 28, 2016

MIT Study: Electric vehicles are cheaper and emit less GHGs

A new study released this fall by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has found that electric vehicles provide a significant cost savings to the consumer, in…

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November 22, 2016

Making Lemonade from VW’s Diesel Emissions Lawsuit

Volkswagen (VW) and the US Justice Department signed a historic agreement last week to settle the lawsuit over its emissions cheating scandal. VW will pay more than…

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