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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

Paul commutes from Brooklyn Park to Chaska, Monday thru Friday; he enjoys that his savings on fuel practically pay his monthly payment!
Joel Haskard
Mon, 08/11/2014 - 2:51pm
More and more electric vehicles (EVs) are entering the national marketplace and hitting Minnesota roads. CERTs is doing a series of interviews with EV drivers to learn about their experiences. Meet Paul: Paul Wicklund of Brooklyn Park drives an EV (Nissan Leaf SV 2013) because he commutes Monday...
Join us at the Eco Experience building at the MN State Fair!
Stacey Pederson
Tue, 07/29/2014 - 12:08pm
It seems like summer has just barely started, but the Minnesota State Fair is just around the corner—August 21-Sept. 1. For the third straight year, the Minnesota Department of Commerce, Division of Energy Resources will host an “Improve Your Home” energy exhibit at the Eco Experience on the north...
Minnesota is the first state nationwide to require its investor-owned utilities to offer a special rate for off-peak (overnight) EV refueling.
Stacey Pederson
Wed, 06/11/2014 - 11:08am
Taking leadership to accelerate private-sector adoption of EVs, Minnesota is the first state nationwide to require its investor-owned utilities to offer a special rate for off-peak (overnight) EV refueling. Signed in to law by Governor Mark Dayton, clean energy advocates, including Minnesota...
Pausing along the Electric Road Trip to get charged up!
Stacey Pederson
Wed, 03/19/2014 - 4:26pm
Tesla Motors is building a SuperCharging network that enables long distance driving with an all-electric Tesla Model S. This week the project reached an important milestone-there are now enough stations in place to allow all-American road trips from coast to coast by using these stations to charge...
National Plug-In Electric Day at the Capitol
Joel Haskard
Wed, 09/11/2013 - 12:32pm
National Plug-In Vehicle Day is on Saturday, September 28th, and folks from the Twin Cities and beyond will be heading to the Capitol to see the cars and learn more. We caught up with Jukka Kukkonen, owner of PlugInConnect, LLC—an EV market and technologies consulting company in Minnesota...

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