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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

How to sell lots of Nissan Leafs
Amira Hamdon
Thu, 04/14/2016 - 1:53pm
A recent month-long campaign in Minnesota drove a ten-fold increase in Nissan Leaf sales at a single dealership. Yes. You read that correctly, ten times as many sold as usual! Kline Nissan in Maplewood, MN sold 41 Nissan Leafs in March 2016, way up from their average volume of four vehicles per...
Nissan Leaf Bulk Buy for MN
Joel Haskard
Fri, 03/04/2016 - 11:18am
Consumers in the market for a new electric vehicle (EV) will be eligible for a special offer from Kline Nissan during the month of March. In partnership with Drive Electric Minnesota, consumers can request a voucher to save nearly 40 percent off the suggested retail price of a Nissan Leaf, when...
CERTs Seed Grants
Lissa Pawlisch
Wed, 01/06/2016 - 10:35am
The Clean Energy Resource Teams are excited to announce 39 Seed Grant awards to organizations in the seven Minnesota CERT regions. Each region awarded around $20,000 worth of grants, catalyzing energy efficiency and renewable energy across the state. CERTs has awarded over $1 million in Seed...
New EV DC fast charging station in Pine City, MN
Joel Haskard
Thu, 12/03/2015 - 9:00am
Minnesota’s Pine City is a member of the GreenStep Cities Program, which is a voluntary challenge, assistance and recognition program to help cities achieve their sustainability and quality-of-life goals. We recently spoke with Nathan Johnson, Community Development Director and City Planner...
Charging station ribbon cutting event
Joel Haskard
Mon, 09/21/2015 - 2:14pm
If you are traveling down south to Austin, Minnesota (home of the Spam Museum), be sure to check out their new solar-powered electric vehicle charger! Partially funded by a CERTs Seed Grant, the system was installed by Austin Utilities with the help of Riverland Community College students. Kelly...


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