Drive Electric Minnesota

In the Fall of 2014, the Great Plains Institute was chosen through a competitive process by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) to take the lead on bringing Drive Electric Minnesota to the next level. GPI is already at work kicking off a new phase for this formerly State-run program.



Drive Electric Minnesota's mission is to: 

Encourage the deployment of electric vehicles and the establishment of plug-in charging infrastructure in Minnesota through public-private partnerships, financial incentives, education, technical support, and public policy. Advance electric vehicle deployment to reduce transportation costs, improve air quality and create energy independence for Minnesotans.


GPI is working with a great group of partners in both the public and private sectors to continue the work started by MPCA and to initiate a new set of projects to accelerate the deployment of electric vehicles and plug-in charging infrastructure in Minnesota.


Zero Emission Charging Challenge

Drive Electric Minnesota is continuously working to connect more charging stations with renewable energy. Check out the interactive map below to find a zero emission charging station near you.

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Making your city "EV ready"

As cities look to capitalize on the opportunity that electric vehicles (EVs) can bring, they also must lay the groundwork for their communities to become ‘EV ready’.

Utilities, companies, and local governments discuss opportunities for collaboration on EVs in Minnesota

Additional voices broaden the conversation on how to increase EV adoption.

Plug into Minnesota and electrify your next road trip up North

New EV chargers create an electric highway for drivers in the state.


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