Energy-efficient Vehicles

Interested in a fuel-efficient vehicle? Here are some tools to help you decide

Volkswagen has agreed to settle allegations that it violated the federal Clean Air Act by selling vehicles that emit air pollution over the legal limit, and by cheating on federal emission tests to hide the excess pollution.

As part of the settlement, states are eligible to receive funds to pay part of the cost of projects to reduce diesel emissions from vehicles and to install electric vehicle charging stations. The MPCA developed Minnesota’s plan for using these funds to improve air quality in our state.

Facilitated by Great Plains Institute, Drive Electric Minnesota is a partnership of Minnesota’s electric vehicle (EV) champions, dedicated to encouraging the deployment of EVs and the establishment of EV charging infrastructure through public-private partnerships, financial incentives, education, technical support and public policy.

Learn about your EV charging options.

Is an electric vehicle a smart consumer choice? Absolutely! But first you need the facts about EVs and how they relate to your driving needs. The EVolution consumer choice tool is here to help. From the Argonne National Laboratory.

Check out the growing list of cars powered by electricity! A few years ago, you could count the number of available plug-in cars on one hand, with a couple fingers left over. Today, there are about 40 models offered from more than a dozen different brands—in a range of sizes, styles, price points, and powertrains to suit a wide range of consumers.

Cars evaluated against climate targets. From the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

PlugInConnect is an EV market and business solutions developer based in Minnesota. The Southcentral Minnesota Clean Energy Council has worked with PlugInConnect to provide EV charging workshops in southcentral Minnesota.