Minnesota EV Resources

Save Money

Ready to buy an EV? You can save up to $7500 on most plug-in electric vehicles through the Federal Tax Credit. Use E-ZPass? Check out the State of Minnesota’s Plug-In Electric Vehicle Toll Credit Pilot Program which offers E-ZPass credits those who purchase or lease a new or used electric vehicle.

Find a EV Dealer

Looking for an EV? Find out which electric vehicle is best for you with Energy Wise MN. Looking for an EV dealer? Check where all the EV-certified dealers are in your area with Plugstar. Calculate and compare the total cost of ownership of an EV with these handy EV cost estimators from AFDC and Energy Wise.

Charge at Work

Need to charge your personal car at work, or drive a workplace fleet vehicle? Take a look at charging incentives through your local utility provider and Energy Wise

Utility customer of Xcel Energy? Xcel Energy has multiple options for EV charging at businesses, multifamily housing, and fleet electrification! Explore Xcel’s Business Solutions to see programs and incentives. 

Member of Connexus Energy? Your workplace could receive up to a $2,000 incentive to install Level 2 electric vehicle chargers.

Charge a Fleet

Are you a Fleet Manager? Check out these resources detailing what Fleet Managers need to know about EV fleets, including written handbooks, guides, and vehicle search tools.

Charge On The Go

Planning a road trip? Before you go, use this charging station locator map in Minnesota to plan your route, or use Plugshare or other EV charger apps along the way. Check out how Minnesota utilities are working together to create a network of DC Fast charging stations connecting major highways through the National Electric Highway Coalition (NEHC).

Charge at Home

Want to charge at home? Take a look at this charging resources guide and view this list of ENERGY STAR Certified electric vehicle charging stations. Research further charging incentives through your local utility provider and Energy Wise

Customer of Otter Tail Power? Charge your vehicle for less with the Drive On Electric Vehicle Rate!  You may also be eligible for a $400 rebate on a Level 2 EV Charger installed at your home. 

Member of Lake Region Electric Cooperative (LREC)? Check out the ChargeWise program offering two options for charging your EV at home plus a $500 rebate via EnergyWise to cover the cost of a charging station. 

Customer of Xcel Energy? You may qualify for multiple EV charging programs like EV Accelerate At Home (have a Level 2 Charger installed for you!), Time of Day energy rates, or enrolling in Xcel’s renewable energy program. Further, income-eligible customers can receive up to a $1,300 rebate on the purchase and installation of a Level 2 charger! 

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Member-owner of Great River Energy? Power your EV with 100% Wind Energy using the Revolt Program

Member-owner of Dakota Electric Association? Check out the ChargeWise program offering two options for charging your EV at home plus a $500 rebate to cover the cost of a charging station. 

Customer of Connexus Energy? See trusted EV EV Installers in the area and apply for its Time-Of-Day and Level 2 EV Charger Rebate programs. Get an $800 Discount to purchase an EV charger through Energy Wise’s online store

Member of Runestone Electric Association? Enroll in the affordable Electric Vehicle Charging Rate and charge between 11:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. Receive up to $500 by applying for the Electric Vehicle Charger Installation Residential Rebate Program.

Local Resources

Mankato

Live in Mankato?
The city of Mankato has 50 total public charging stations, 9 of which are free to users. The city also has 15 DC Fast Chargers, 8 of which are Tesla Superchargers. To view a map of charging stations in the area, visit this link with Plugshare.

St. Cloud

Live in St. Cloud?
The city of St. Cloud has 36 public charging stations, 1 of which are free to users. St. Cloud also has a total of 2 DC Fast Chargers. To view a map of charging stations in the area, visit this link with Plugshare.