Mankato Area Electric Vehicle Charging Strategy Workshop


Monday, June 25, 2018 - 1:00pm to 3:30pm
The AmericInn Hotel & Conference Center
240 Stadium Road
Mankato, MN 56001
United States

Hosted by

Greater Mankato Growth, Fresh Energy

Participation is free and open to the public, but requires an RSVP

Electric Vehicle charging station

With the rising interest in electric vehicles, is your business or property ready accommodate this audience?

This event is to help businesses, community partners, and residents learn more about personal electric vehicles (PEVs) and their infrastructure.

This workshop will be facilitated by Jukka Kukkonen, the founder of PlugInConnect, a Minnesota based electric vehicle market and technology consulting firm. He has helped organizations and communities build successful strategies for the rapidly developing electric vehicle market in the areas of apartment, condominium, workplace, and DC fast charging. Jukka has given dozens of electric vehicle presentations and workshops since 2010. Xcel Energy staff will be on hand with maps that will allow participants to determine if the areas identified as good charging station locations currently have sufficient power for the desired type of charger.

This workshop is designed to provide real life information about PEVs and charging infrastructure for local stakeholders so they can make better educated decisions on the local charging infrastructure.

1:00 PM Introductions and expectations
1:20 PM Electric vehicle technology and market—present and future
2:00 PM Electric vehicle charging infrastructure technology
2:30 PM How do people charge their electric vehicles?
3:00 PM What can our region do? What kind of infrastructure and where?
3:30 PM Meeting adjourns to visit existing/potential charging station locations

Who should attend?

  • City personnel
  • County personnel
  • Lodging industry
  • Fueling station operators
  • Destination operators (parks, attractions, etc.)
  • Parking infrastructure owners/managers
  • Commercial property managers (Shopping, office…)
  • Apartment building and condominium owners, developers, managers and HOA board members
  • Sustainability managers from companies
  • Electricians
  • Plug-In Electric Vehicles (PEV) owners
  • Utility companies

Relates to the following technologies


May be of interest to the following communities

Minnesotans building a clean energy future


    CERTs Partners:

Minnesota Department of Commerce University of Minnesota Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships and Extension Great Plains Institute Southwest Regional Development Commission