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Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure

Worried about charging? Don’t. Electric vehicle charging infrastructure is already in place in Minnesota to support your driving needs, and more is being added every day.

  • Unless you drive more than 80 miles a day, you usually do not need to take time during the day to charge your EV.
  • Most charging is done at home, simply by plugging the vehicle into a standard electric outlet.
  • In the case that at-home charging isn’t enough, some workplaces offer charging so your car will be ready for you on your drive home.
  • There is a growing network of public chargers for driving longer distances.

Looking at a map of charging stations in Minnesota, you can hardly see the state! That's a good thing.

An ever-growing network of charging stations are making trips and commutes of all kinds possible. Businesses, schools, employers, cities, state agencies, utility companies, and other organizations are building in charging options.

How do local units of government learn about the Volkswagen emissions settlement?

Volkswagen has agreed to settle allegations that it violated the federal Clean Air Act by selling vehicles that emit air pollution over the legal limit, and by cheating on federal emission tests to hide the excess pollution. As part of the settlement, states are eligible to receive funds to pay part of the cost of projects to reduce diesel emissions from vehicles and to install electric vehicle charging stations.


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