MinnEVolves

Transforming Transportation

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Minnesota is EVolving

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ZEVs and Zero Carbon Transportation

ZEVs reduce carbon emissions and other pollutants while saving money and time for their owners.

Vehicle Charging

ZEVs get their power from the grid through plugging in at home or at charging stations at work or public locations.

Fleets

Delivery vehicles, refrigeration trucks and buses that run on electricity reduce operating costs, petroleum use and noise and air pollution.

Contracts

Minnesota has collected a variety of model contracts that include ZEV requirements to provide a guide for businesses.

Incentives

Minnesota offers incentives for fleets and companies to drive electric.

Outreach

MinnEVolves will host a series of electric vehicle test drive events to allow companies, civic leaders, and residents to experience driving electric.

Zero  Emission  Vehicles  and  Zero  Carbon  Transportation

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Minn is EVolving

Vehicle Charging

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Workplace Charging

Many employers have already installed charging systems and helped develop guidance on what to consider as you plan your infrastructure investments. One key finding is to future proof your investment – employers often find “build it and more will come”.

Network Management

There are tools that can help you determine how to best manage your charging network and where your employees or contractors can access public charging when they are on the road.

Infrastructure Funding

Funding is available to support you whether it is through your electricity provider, the state or other programs.

Vehicle Charging Resources

Educational tools, articles, studies, webinars, and other vehicle charging resources

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Fleets

Your fleet, whether it includes leased cars for employee use, delivery vehicles or refrigerated systems, can benefit from electrification.

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Fuel Cost

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Reduce Pollution

Ways to reduce fuel and pollution goes here and here and here and here and here

Employee Use Vehicles

When leasing vehicles for employee use, consider encouraging employees to select an electric vehicle for their short or long term professional or personal use.

Fleet Resources

Educational tools, articles, studies, webinars, and other fleet resources

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Contracts

You can encourage private contractors (delivery, rental or construction companies) to reduce costs and pollution, eliminate idling on your campus and join programs that help them learn about their options.

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Strong Network

EPA Smartway partners have saved over $29B in fueling costs since 2004, helping to strengthen business and protect the environment.

Good Visitor Policy

You can make sure that anyone coming to your facility knows that it is illegal to idle and to turn off their engines to save fuel and reduce air  pollution.

Clean Construction

You can encourage or require contractors to take advantage of programs like MA Clean Cities and to use clean construction equipment while working on your campus.

Contract Resources

Educational tools, articles, studies, webinars, and other outreach resources

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Incentives

While the cost of ZEVs is coming down, the cars are still more expensive than a comparable gas powered vehicle. State rebates, and private company incentives, can help overcome that initial increased cost of ownership.

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State Savings

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Cost Calculator

There are tools that can help residents understand the cost of ownership and the incentives available to them as well as compare the costs with those of their favorite gas powered car.

Group Discounts

The state provides large group discounts on select vehicles.

Incentives Resources

Educational tools, articles, studies, webinars, and other incentives resources

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Outreach

While most people know very little about EVs, first hand experience through test drives of various ZEVs at one time has resulted in increased car sales

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EV Test Drive Events

Test drives hosted by employers have noticeable results – 25% of participants visit a dealership and at least 10% purchase or lease one after the event.

Workplace Events

Share stories about MinnEVolves progress with employees and use the logo to attract new employees.

Accelerate Adoption

States and automakers agree that increasing awareness and understanding of ZEVs can accelerate purchases.

Outreach Resources

Educational tools, articles, studies, webinars, and other outreach resources

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