Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center (UROC) – Room 105,
2001 Plymouth Ave. N,
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
In Phase 2, MPCA has earmarked 65% of funds to support the electrification of Minnesota’s transportation sector. MPCA grant programs will fund eligible electric vehicles (EVs) and invest the maximum allowed on EV charging stations under the terms of the settlement, including:
· $7 million for heavy-duty EVs
· $4.7 million for electric school buses
· $3.5 million for EV charging stations
MPCA will spend 90% of the EV charging station funds on an estimated 43 new direct current fast-charging stations along highway corridors in Greater Minnesota, which will expand the statewide EV charging network by more than 2400 miles.
Approximately $8.23 million (35% of Phase 2 funds) will fund cleaner heavy-duty on-road vehicles, heavy-duty off-road equipment, and school buses. These grant programs will continue our commitment to achieve substantial emissions reductions by replacing older, more polluting diesel-powered vehicles and equipment with newer, cleaner technology that uses a variety of fuel types.