Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Sustainability and Public Health

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

Minnesota EV Strategic Plan

Much has changed in the electric vehicle (EV) landscape in the last two years with more automakers making large commitments to eliminate gasoline vehicles in the future, more EVs on the market, and a new federal administration with large EV goals. MnDOT is now looking for input on Minnesota’s EV strategic plan that will set the state up for success as the EV landscape continues to evolve, all while working to meet the state’s climate and public health goals.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation invites the public to attend one or more virtual public engagement sessions it is hosting between May 17-26, 2021 to gather input about Minnesota’s EV strategic plan. There will be three general sessions and three that dive deeper on specific topics. All sessions will consider the risks, challenges and opportunities for EVs to create a more equitable transportation system in the region. Anyone can attend ANY of these sessions to provide feedback. MnDOT is especially seeking input from members of Black, Indigenous, People of Color and low-income communities.

The virtual sessions, which will provide an opportunity for questions and answers, will last 1.5 hours and be held on the following dates:

General Sessions  

These sessions review all strategies broadly, which are designed with an equity-forward approach.   

Topic-specific Sessions

These sessions will dive a bit deeper into specific categories as noted below. You do not need to attend a General Session to attend a Topic-specific Session.  

  • EV delivery trucks, semis, and buses | Monday, May 17, 2:00-3:30 pm CT | Register here 
  • EV charging | Tuesday, May 25, 10:00-11:30 am CT | Register here
  • EV passenger cars and trucks | Wednesday, May 26, 11:30 am-1:00 pm CT | Register here

The sessions will be facilitated by the Great Plains Institute. For any questions regarding this event, or if you have trouble registering, please contact Hannah Haas at hhaas@gpisd.net.

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