Electric Vehicle Resources



Plug in with others

Drive Electric Minnesota
Drive Electric Minnesota is a partnership of local and state government, utilities, private business and nonprofit entities working in collaboration to bring EVs and plug-in charging infrastructure to MN. You might also like to connect with the MN Plug-In Vehicle Owners group.

Recent MN Energy Stories from CERTs

e-Ride industries vehicles from Princeton | Photo by Argonne National Laboratory
Dan Thiede
Wed, 11/02/2011 - 12:03pm
Article by Frank Jossi, Midwest Energy News. Five Minnesota-made electric vehicles with rooftop solar panels will soon find homes at Naval bases in Texas and Mississippi. Manufactured by e-Ride Industries in Princeton, the low-speed vehicles can travel between 40 and 45 miles on a single charge...
Doug Tiffany talks about reasons for buying an electric vehicle
Joel Haskard
Wed, 10/26/2011 - 10:36am
Doug Tiffany, University of Minnesota Extension Educator, recently created an Alternative Vehicle Decision Tool that is now available for use by the general public. Visit here to learn more. We chatted with Doug recently about this project and how some of his findings show that these may not be...
Chevy Volt rolls into show rooms
Jenna Lewein
Tue, 10/18/2011 - 3:31pm
As electric cars start to hit showrooms in Minnesota in the coming weeks, we wanted to help folks understand more about this exciting technology. People have a lot of questions: What’s the difference between a Chevy Volt and a Nissan Leaf? How far can you drive them, where can you plug them in...


Minnesotans building a clean energy future


    CERTs Partners:

Minnesota Department of Commerce University of Minnesota Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships and Extension Great Plains Institute Southwest Regional Development Commission