Minnesota Electric Vehicle Strategic Plan Public Engagement Series

General Session

May 18, 2021 | 5-6:30pm

Online

Host
Minnesota Department of Transportation
Event Description

The Minnesota Department of Transportation invites the public to attend one or more virtual public engagement sessions it is hosting between May 17-26, 2021 to gather input about Minnesota’s Electric Vehicle (EV) Strategic Plan. There will be three general sessions and three that dive deeper on specific topics. All sessions will consider the risks, challenges, and opportunities for EVs to create a more equitable transportation system in the region. Anyone can attend ANY of these sessions to provide feedback. MnDOT is especially seeking input from members of Black, Indigenous, People of Color and low-income communities.

Much has changed in the EV landscape in the last two years with more automakers making large commitments to eliminate gasoline vehicles in the future, more EVs on the market, and a new federal administration with large EV goals. MnDOT is now looking for input on Minnesota’s EV Strategic Plan that will set the state up for success as the EV landscape continues to evolve, all while working to meet the state’s climate and public health goals.

The goal of the sessions is to understand the transportation needs of all Minnesotans and how EVs can fit into those needs.

There will be sessions held as outlined below. 

General Sessions:  These sessions will review all strategies broadly, which are designed with an equity forward approach.  

  • Tuesday, May 18, 5:00-6:30pm
  • Thursday, May 20, 6:30-8:00pm
  • Saturday, May 22, 9:30-11:00am

Topic specific Sessions: These sessions will dive deeper into specific categories as noted below and are designed with an equity forward approach. You do not need to attend a General Session to attend a Topic-specific Session. 

  • EV delivery trucks, semis, and buses | Monday, May 17, 2:00-3:30pm
  • EV charging | Tuesday, May 25, 10:00-11:30am
  • EV passenger cars and trucks | Wednesday, May 26, 11:30 am-1:00pm

Who should attend? Anyone interested in providing input to MnDOT on how it should increase the adoption of EVs across Minnesota. We are especially seeking input from BIPOC and low-income communities.

What is this project about? This project will establish strategies for the state of Minnesota to meet its EV adoption goal of powering 20 percent of the light-duty cars in the state with electricity by 2030 while keeping in mind its climate and public health goals. It is not part of the Clean Cars Minnesota rulemaking.

What do I need to attend? We will be using polling via Mentimeter to gauge priorities and gather feedback. You will need to have access to a fully charged smart phone or be able to open another window on your computer to participate in the polling.

Cost
Free
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