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Drive Electric Minnesota
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

Nissan Leaf Bulk Buy for MN
Joel Haskard
Fri, 03/04/2016 - 11:18am
Consumers in the market for a new electric vehicle (EV) will be eligible for a special offer from Kline Nissan during the month of March. In partnership with Drive Electric Minnesota, consumers can request a voucher to save nearly 40 percent off the suggested retail price of a Nissan Leaf, when...
CERTs Seed Grants
Lissa Pawlisch
Wed, 01/06/2016 - 10:35am
The Clean Energy Resource Teams are excited to announce 39 Seed Grant awards to organizations in the seven Minnesota CERT regions. Each region awarded around $20,000 worth of grants, catalyzing energy efficiency and renewable energy across the state. CERTs has awarded over $1 million in Seed...
New EV DC fast charging station in Pine City, MN
Joel Haskard
Thu, 12/03/2015 - 9:00am
Minnesota’s Pine City is a member of the GreenStep Cities Program, which is a voluntary challenge, assistance and recognition program to help cities achieve their sustainability and quality-of-life goals. We recently spoke with Nathan Johnson, Community Development Director and City Planner...
Charging station ribbon cutting event
Joel Haskard
Mon, 09/21/2015 - 2:14pm
If you are traveling down south to Austin, Minnesota (home of the Spam Museum), be sure to check out their new solar-powered electric vehicle charger! Partially funded by a CERTs Seed Grant, the system was installed by Austin Utilities with the help of Riverland Community College students. Kelly...
Ribbon cutting at new EV charging station in Austin powered by solar
Michelle Palm
Fri, 08/21/2015 - 9:15am
Over thirty people gathered in Austin, Minnesota on Wednesday, August 5th at Jay C. Hormel Nature Center to hear from community members and civic leaders taking clean energy action across multiple sectors on a wide range of projects in Austin. The event was a Southeast Clean Energy Resource Team (...


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