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June 22, 2020

Federal Tax Credit Supports Installation of Electric Vehicle Chargers

A formerly expired tax incentive known as the Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Tax Credit (AFITC) was quietly renewed by Congress in late 2019 and will allow business owners…

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May 7, 2020

Update on Federal EV Tax Credits and the 2019 Filing Extension

With the annual tax-filing deadline extended to July 15, 2020 because of the COVID-19 crisis, new electric vehicle (EV) owners have an added cushion to claim the…

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April 14, 2020

Drive Electric Minnesota Policy Update

Just as COVID-19 impacts all other aspects of our lives, it also impacts the prospects for new electric vehicle policy in the Minnesota legislative session. The focus…

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January 15, 2020

2020 Minnesota Legislative Preview: Electric Vehicles

Minnesota’s legislative session is right around the corner and Drive Electric Minnesota is ready to continue our support of a policy and regulatory landscape that drives electric…

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November 27, 2019

SMMPA Members Commit to Electric Vehicle Charging Network in Greater Minnesota

We applaud the announcement made earlier this week by the member municipal utilities of Southern Minnesota Municipal Power Agency (SMMPA) committing to “establishing an electric vehicle (EV)…

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September 20, 2019

Minnesota Department of Transportation Releases Pathways to Decarbonizing Transportation Report

A new report from the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) shows routes to a lower-carbon future for the largest greenhouse gas emitting sector in the state. 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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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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