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Getting charged up: Electric vehicle tools, grants, and news

Charging Forward

 

It seems like electric vehicles are all over the news these days, and there are lots of resources and tools for organizations looking to move forward with vehicles or charging infrastructure. This post features:

  1. Recent news about EVs and charging
  2. Open EV grant opportunities in Minnesota
  3. Resources from the Cities Charging Ahead! cohort
 

Recent news about EVs and
charging

 

Electric vehicles are all over the news these days! Here are two recent stories definitely worth a read:

  1. Minnesota will use VW money to plug gaps in electric vehicle charging network
    Midwest Energy News, Frank Jossi - 10/11/2019
  2. Electric car charging station coming to 9 Minnesota cities
    Alexandria Echo Press, Nathan Bowe - 10/09/2019
 

Open EV grant
opportunities in
Minnesota

 

As part of the VW settlement, states are eligible to receive funds to pay part of the cost of projects to reduce emissions from diesel vehicles and to install electric-vehicle charging stations. Minnesota’s share of the settlement is $47 million.

  1. Apply now: Heavy-duty electric replacement grants, including school buses
  2. Weigh in: Share your thoughts about how to shape Phase 2 of the VW settlement plan
  3. Learn more: How is Minnesota encouraging the use of electric vehicles?
 

Cities Charging Ahead!
resources & tools

 

Cities Charging Ahead! was a peer cohort of 28 cities that worked together across Minnesota to explore electric vehicle readiness. Participating cities received technical assistance focused on actions and best practices to accelerate the adoption of EVs.

  1. See info, case studies, and webinars from Cities Charging Ahead!
  2. Access resources and tools to educate communities and promote EVs