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Electric Vehicles

MnDOT's 2017 Sustainability Report sets the goal of reducing GHG emissions from Minnesota's transportation sector by 30 percent from 2005 levels by 2025. Light-duty vehicles generate the majority of transportation GHGs in the state. While federal fuel economy standards will lower emissions in the future, electrifying light duty vehicles is an important strategy to meet the goal.

Learn more about the distribution of electric vehicles in Minnesota. Explore the Electric Vehicle Dashboard to see the breakdown of EVs by vehicle make and model by Minnesota county or zip code.

electric vehicle owners with their EVs at the State Capitol

Electric vehicle charging sign posted along Minnesota's ZEC

2021 Electric Vehicle Assessment


The Great Plains Institute and Bellwether Consulting prepared the 2021 Minnesota Electric Vehicle Assessment for the Minnesota Department of Transportation as the first of two phases in the state’s EV planning process.

The 2021 Minnesota Electric Vehicle Assessment provides data on EV market trends, highlights proven strategies to increase EV adoption, and recommends actions the state can take to meet its EV adoption and carbon reduction goals. A multi-agency steering committee led the effort with support from a technical stakeholder group from the public, private, and nonprofit sector stakeholders.

Minnesota state agencies will use the recommendations from the 2021 Minnesota Electric Vehicle Assessment to develop a strategic plan for EVs that describes potential agency actions that advance EVs and EV charging. The goal is to release the plan in early 2022 to prepare the state for potential new EV funding by the federal government.

REV Midwest MOU
Governors from Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin signed the Regional Electric Vehicle for the Midwest Memorandum of Understanding (REV Midwest MOU) to establish a formal a partnership to collaborate on EV charging and accelerate vehicle electrification in the Midwest region. REV Midwest provides a foundation for cooperation on fleet electrification along key commercial corridors to safeguard economic security, grow jobs, futureproof interstate commerce, reduce pollution, improve public health, and advance innovation. The MOU ensures the entire Midwest region can effectively compete for new private investment and federal funding for vehicle electrification.

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