EVs drive everywhere fuel cars drive. Encourage adding EV chargers everywhere cars drive including gas stations and other commonly frequented locations.
Level 2 EV chargers at businesses can be really beneficial as well as good promotion for the business and EV use. Encourage placing level 2 EV chargers at everywhere from grocery stores to malls and everywhere in between.
Refueling infrastructure financial assistance for retailers of E85 and other ethanol blends in your city is available through the American Lung Association and is matched with contributions from the MN Corn Growers Association.
List publicly available EV chargers at PlugShare and the EPA Alternative Fuels Data Center (AFDC).
Work with others to place 1 city owned/operated electric vehicle charging station at a high use area; promote the existence of all fueling options such as compressed natural gas in/around the city.
EV charging stations at 2 or more city-owned/operated locations or a Level 3 DC Quick Charge station; power at least 1 station with renewable electricity.
Report the installation of 4+ city-owned/operated stations; connect at least 1 station to on-site renewable generation such as PV panels; require EV charging infrastructure in multi-unit dwellings; install or require developments to provide on-street EV charging infrastructure - especially near multi-family housing, commercial corridors, and low-income neighborhoods.
Who's doing it
Duluth - 3 star
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Year action initially completed: 2013
2019 Update: Canal Park now has 7 level 2 chargers and 1 DC fast charger that are connected to a 45kW PV solar array. 8 stations have been added at the Duluth Transportation Center Public Parking structure which are not connected to PV.
There has been a ChargePoint charging station, installed, owned, and operated by the City, at the Duluth Library/Depot Parking Structure (at the west end of the downtown area) since mid-2013; it is capable of charging at both 120- and 240-volt levels.
The City also has plans to install five more charging stations for public use in 2017.
In April 2018, the City of Morris (and Ottertail Power Company) helped facilitate the installation of a public, free EV charging system at Willie's Supervalu in Morris.
UMM has multiple free, networked EV charging stations, and West Central Research and Outreach Center has both a level 3 DC fast charger and a level 2 charger, both of which are connected to on-site solar PV.
The station is a dual charging station, meaning two vehicles can charge at one time. The electric usage from the charging station will be offset with energy generated by the 1.65 kW solar array. Since it’s activation in January, the station has been used 48 times and discharged 175 kWh of charge. The solar panels have produced 1207 kWh.
East Grand Forks Water and Light and Minnesota Municipal Power Agency (MMPA) are working together to install two electric vehicle charging stations within the city of East Grand Forks. One charging station with be installed within a city owned parking lot by the city's popular movie theater and restaurants. The second charging station will be located at a Fairfield Inn by Highway 2. These level 2 charging stations will be available for use in November 2021.
Elk River Municipal Utilities installed two public charging stations in Elk River on two different major corridors in the city. One charger is a level 2 in our downtown area and the other is a DC fast charger in a Coborn's parking lot. The City helped promote the use of these chargers and assisted with the ERMU's kick off event at the downtown charging locations.
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Our Elk River Municipal Utilities continues to monitor the use of both charging stations.
A level 3 DC quick charge station was installed at the intersection of Hwy 75 and Interstate 94 at the Holiday Mall in Moorhead. The project was installed by Zef Energy as part of the Michigan to Montana I-94 Clean Fuel Corridor, which provides drivers with alternative fuel sources across a 1,500 mile stretch between Port Huron, MI, and Billings, MT. Funding was provided by a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy, as well as by Moorhead Public Service and Missouri River Energy Services.
Level 2 EV Plug and DC Fast Charger (domestic and import EVs). The first DC fast charger between the Twin Cities and Duluth-Superior. The Level 2 is free for public use and it costs $0.20/min. for the fast charger.
Outcome measures/metrics/money saved:
Zef Energy reports steady usage of the station even prior to its official launch. Plugshare.com reviews are very favorable.
Rochester currently has three public charging stations. One of the stations is located downtown, the second is located at RPU customer parking, and the third is located on the Rochester community and technical college campus.
The city is working with Southern Minnesota Municipal Power Agency (SMMPA) to bring electric vehicle charging stations into St. Peter, which is considered a prime location, with HWy. 169 running through the heart of the community. SMMPA has expressed a commitment to paying for annual maintenance of the stations and will pay for at least some of the first chargers brought into the community.
The City has recently installed an Electric Vehicle charger on the north side of the City Hall parking lot, west of the water tower. It is a 240 Volt dual charging station, capable of charging two vehicles at once. The rates for charging will be 90 cents per hour for the first three hours, and $1.20 per hour afterwards.
The city received a grant from the MPCA to install our first and only Electric Vehicle Charging station for 2022. Once installed, the EV will be promoted to the community as an alternative fuel vehicle.
Hutchinson recently placed its first EV charging station in a public park on Main Street. This placement allows for a high traffic location to accommodate anyone who may be passing through town. The charging station features two chargers connected to the on station so two people could charge at once.
The City provides assistance to businesses who would like to integrate EV charges into their businesses. In 2021, Coborn's Grocery and City Hall became the first businesses that provided EV charging stations for customers/citizens to use.