2023 Participant Milestones Spotlight: Xcel Energy

EV being charged

Our 2023 participant, Xcel Energy, a regulated electric utility and natural gas delivery company based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, has made remarkable progress in enhancing its electric vehicle (EV) initiatives and infrastructure. Last year, the company significantly boosted its EV infrastructure by installing more than 12 additional EV charging stations, aligning with its efforts to meet […]

2023 Participant Milestones Spotlight: Freeborn Mower Electric Cooperative

EV being charged

2023 has been a landmark year for Freeborn Mower Electric Cooperative, which has been serving Southern Minnesota with dedication and an unwavering commitment to progress. As a provider of reliable electric services to the communities within Freeborn and Mower Counties, the cooperative has always prioritized sustainable advancements that benefit its members economically. A noteworthy development […]

2023 Participant Milestones Spotlight: Connexus Energy

EV being charged

We’re thrilled to showcase the strides Connexus Energy has made in 2023. Based in Ramsey, Minnesota, Connexus Energy, the state’s largest electric cooperative, is committed not only to delivering electricity but also to leading sustainable energy practices and the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs). This past year, Connexus Energy has been at the forefront of […]

2023 Participant Milestones: MnDOT

MnDOT Deputy Commissioner attends a Recharge Event

2023 Participant Milestones Spotlight: Minnesota Department of Transportation’s Journey In the spotlight for their remarkable achievements throughout 2023, our participant the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) stands as a model of progress in the area of environmental sustainability. This year, MnDOT has not only expanded its fleet by adding 5-10 electric vehicles (EVs) but also […]

ElectriFUN Faribault: Not Your Average EVent!

Despite threatening weather in the morning, approximately 150 people turned out at Trystar in Faribault, MN, to experience EVs and energy solutions of all kinds! Trystar’s newly-expanded facility manufactures wires, conduit and other electrical components for the mass distribution of electricity. They incorporated a large solar array into the additional space, allowing them to operate […]

Energy City Indeed: Recharge Elk River

Around 250 attendees from Elk River and the surrounding area came out on August 5 to test out EVs and e-bikes! The event at the Furniture and Things Community Event Center took place on one of the best weather days in awhile, offering perfect conditions for family fun. The steering committee — which included the […]

American Lung Association Report Confirms the Health Benefits of EVs

A newly-released report from the American Lung Association (ALA) confirms that switching to electric vehicles (EVs) will have a significant impact on air quality. The finding seems unsurprising at first glance — of course fewer emissions will mean better air quality — but the scale of the improvement and what it means for public health […]

Introducing the Recharge Team

The Recharge team has undergone some changes in the past few months, and we’re excited to introduce our new team members! Stephanie Dorman has been our National Program Director since November 2022. She has a clear vision for Recharge America, and she’s driving it forward every day! Stephanie is based out of Pennsylvania. From Stephanie: […]

Test Drive EVent in Albert Lea!

Recharge Minnesota held a very successful event at Design Ready Controls (DRC) in Albert Lea on May 5! With test drive cars from Tesla, Ford, VW, and Nissan, plus showcase cars from those manufacturers and more, the attendees had a wide range of options for learning about EVs. VIP guests were treated to a behind-the-scenes […]

Recharge America – Securing the Promise of EVs for Everybody

Reporting from our annual recognition ceremonies and inaugural symposia in Minnesota and Massachusetts this spring Recharge America has annually hosted recognition events in Minnesota and Massachusetts honoring leaders in EVs. This year also marked the first-ever statewide symposia in each state, aimed at providing an opportunity to share lessons learned among Recharge participants. Taking place […]

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