In 2015 there were approximately 6,000 electric vehicles in Minnesota. This falls well below penetration
in leading states like California, Georgia, and Washington with electric vehicle registration totaling
337,000, 25,000, and 22,000 respectively. Instead, electric vehicles comprise less than .01% of all
vehicles in Minnesota, and the majority are in the Twin Cities metropolitan area. Increasing deployment
of electric vehicles will benefit Minnesotans by reducing chemical and particulate matter air pollution. In
addition, the State is not on track to meet 2030 emission reduction goals set by the Next Generation
Energy Act of 2007. Because transportation accounts for almost a quarter of all emissions in Minnesota,
electrifying the transportation sector will be key to closing this emissions gap.
Denk, Brianna; Engrav, Thomas; Johnson, Anna; Wadsworth, Garth; Wyatt, Jessi.
Electric Vehicle Incentivization in Minnesota.
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