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Drive Electric Minnesota is a partnership of local and state government, utilities, private business and nonprofit entities working in collaboration to bring EVs and plug-in charging infrastructure to MN. You might also like to connect with the MN Plug-In Vehicle Owners group.

Recent MN Energy Stories from CERTs

Lake Superior Harvest Festival
Brian Bluhm
Thu, 09/29/2016 - 3:36pm
The 23rd Annual Lake Superior Harvest Festival took place at Duluth’s Bayfront Festival Park on Saturday, September 10th. Nearly 6,000 people attend this popular event to chat with their favorite local farmers, pick up delicious local produce, jams and baked goods, and explore local arts and...
Kicking the tires on electric vehicle charging stations in Bemidji, MN
Anna Carlson
Wed, 09/21/2016 - 3:28pm
Bemidji State University was a hotbed of clean energy activity on August 31st as folks gathered for two consecutive events. First up was the Association of Energy Service Professionals (AESP) meeting, where over 40 attendees gathered to learn about clean energy projects in Bemidji. First they...
Tesla offering free chargers to Minnesota hotels and resorts
Joel Haskard
Thu, 09/08/2016 - 11:47am
Tesla is hoping that owners of Minnesota hotels and resorts will want to attract drivers of Tesla vehicles to their property by joining Tesla’s destination charging network. As part of their current program, properties will receive their first two Tesla wall connectors free of charge as long...
The city of Bemidji, Bemidji State University, North Country Electrical Services, Inc., and Otter Tail Power Company partnered to provide electric vehicle charging stations and related equipment
Anna Carlson
Thu, 07/28/2016 - 11:01am
Join NW CERT Aug. 31st in Bemidji for a free event to learn more about electric vehicles! >>   Bemidji now has three electric vehicle charging stations available to city residents and visitors. The city of Bemidji, Bemidji State University, North Country Electrical Services, Inc., and...
How to sell lots of Nissan Leafs
Amira Hamdon
Thu, 04/14/2016 - 1:53pm
A recent month-long campaign in Minnesota drove a ten-fold increase in Nissan Leaf sales at a single dealership. Yes. You read that correctly, ten times as many sold as usual! Kline Nissan in Maplewood, MN sold 41 Nissan Leafs in March 2016, way up from their average volume of four vehicles per...


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