Recharge MN Participation Pledge


We are pleased to submit our Participation Pledge in Recharge Minnesota.

Our organization supports opportunities to secure cleaner air and a stronger economy across Minnesota. Minnesota has a statewide goal of replacing 20% of the state's traditional cars, or 60% of all new car sales, with Zero Emission Vehicles (EVs) by 2030, and we agree EVs will deliver substantial economic and environmental benefits to our state.

We pledge to create and implement an EV Action Plan outlining the steps we will take in support of these goals. Elements of our ZEV Action Plan might include:

• Installing electric vehicle charging at facilities that can be used by fleets, employees, customers & community.

• Using EVs for personal transportation and fleets (either those owned or leased).

• Implementing one or more activities to help more people gain access to clean transportation.

• Promoting the use of EVs in our community including the vendor supply chain, service and delivery vehicles, and campus fleets.

• Supporting EV use among the community by supporting purchase/lease incentives and sponsoring at least one annual EV information day for the general public (and if appropriate, our employees).

• Providing financial resources to encourage EV education and local philanthropy related to EV events.


Recharge Minnesota will provide:

• Recognition for leading companies, universities, family foundations, nonprofit organizations, and individuals promoting EVs in the state of Minnesota.

• Information resources related to EV adoption, including vehicle charging, fleets, incentives, and EV-related outreach.

• Support in achieving EV goals by sharing relevant experiences and mentoring experiences.


Agreement:

Our EV Action Plan will outline anticipated implementation steps and the broader EV deployment goals that guide our efforts. Each year we will share our work to date and update our plan accordingly. We will share our first draft EV Action Plan with Recharge Minnesota either with or shortly after submitting this pledge on RechargeMinnesota.org.

We recognize that Recharge Minnesota promotes aggressive adoption of EVs, including 100% battery electric vehicles, plug-in hybrids, and EV chargers, as crucial components of a clean transport system for our state. In that context, as we develop our EV Action Plan we will remain cognizant of and promote, as appropriate, other low-carbon transport modes such as walking, cycling and public transport. We also understand that Recharge Minnesota operates independently from regulatory and policy frameworks.
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Recharge Minnesota is a statewide recognition program promoting EV procurement and promotion activities by leading companies, universities, family foundations, nonprofit organizations, and individuals in Minnesota. The initiative is conducted as a public/private partnership between the non-profit Recharge America and organizations, foundations, and individuals in Minnesota. Recharge America is a 501(c)3 non-profit whose goal is to promote local economic and community development by accelerating the pace of electric vehicle adoption in communities across the country.