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July 21, 2019

Reducing Transportation Emissions Through Better Zoning

Local governments across the nation are leading on solutions to address climate change that will bring major benefits to their communities, from cleaner air to saving money…

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June 29, 2019

Business and Government Collaboration Creates Electric Vehicle Charging Solution: Case Study in Red Wing, MN

Businesses in the City of Red Wing, MN are a prime example of the forward–thinking needed to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure.  In 2018,…

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June 11, 2019

Legislative Outcome on Electric Vehicles in Minnesota—Going Forward by Not Going Backward

We communicated a great deal about electric vehicle (EV) bills in the Minnesota legislature this year given their potential to shape the trajectory of EV adoption in the state. Some of the proposals would have increased EV adoption and infrastructure…

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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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