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Drive electric with an EV

Find efficiency no matter where you’re driving with an electric vehicle.

Choose your electric vehicle

Electric vehicles (EV) use electricity as their primary source of fuel. But not all electric vehicles are the same.

  • Battery electric vehicle (BEV): Uses electricity as its only power source and has a typical range of 80-402 miles per charge.
  • Plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV): Uses both conventional fuel and electricity and has a typical battery range of 40 miles per charge, with gasoline taking over until the battery is recharged.

Learn more about EV technology at energy.gov.

To determine if your electric vehicle is eligible for a federal tax credit, visit fueleconomy.gov.

EV rebates

Charging options for your home or business

All electric vehicles require charging, but what does that look like? While you should consult with a dealer for specific details, the following options are most common:

  • Level 1: Level 1 charging requires plugging a 120V cord set directly into any standard outlet. With this method you'll get roughly 2-5 miles of range per hour of charge (24-60 miles in 12 hours).
  • Level 2: Level 2 charging requires a dedicated 240V circuit and Level 2 charging equipment. With this method you'll get roughly 15-45 miles of range per hour of charge.
  • Level 3: Level 3 charging is commonly used when traveling long distances and offered by third parties. Also known as a direct current fast charger, with this method you can charge about 9 miles per minute (depending on charger size, current output, and vehicle capabilities).

Charging station rebates

Charging locations

The bulk of electric vehicle charging—estimated at 80%-90%—occurs at home, since commutes are typically shorter than the average battery range.

For longer trips you can find public charging options along your route using the following options:

  • PlugShare: Find public charging options in your area.
  • A Better Routeplanner: Customize your route to match your current charge, vehicle model, and stops along your drive.

Supporting electric vehicle adoption

Range anxiety can be a common barrier to purchasing an EV. We're working to lessen this anxiety by partnering with communities to make more charging stations available throughout our service area.

New fast-charging stations are now available in Dawson, Fergus Falls, Hallock, Mahnomen, Morris, and Perham, Minnesota. And by the end of 2024 there will be new fast-charging stations in Battle Lake, Bemidji, Crookston, Erskine, and Lake Benton, Minnesota, so we can continue to help you get where you need to go.

Fast-charging site information 

Dawson
Subway at 422 Oak St.
Key features: 120 kW and 130-amp output
High-speed charging ports/options: CHAdeMO (1), CCS (1), and J-1772 (2)

Fergus Falls
Perkins Restaurant & Bakery at 623 Frontier Dr.
Key features: 180 kW and 200-amp output
High-speed charging ports/options: CHAdeMO (1), CCS (3), and J-1772 (1)

Hallock
C & M Ford at 702 N. Atlantic Ave.
Key features: 120 kW and 130-amp output
High-speed charging ports/options: CHAdeMO (1), CCS (1), and J-1772 (2)

Mahnomen
Shooting Star Casino at 777 S. Casino Rd.
Key features: 50 kW and 125-amp output
High-speed charging ports/options: CHAdeMO (1), CCS (1), and J-1772 (2)

Morris
City parking lot at 24 E. 7th St.
Key features: 180 kW and 200-amp output
High-speed charging ports/options: CHAdeMO (1), CCS (3), and J-1772 (1)

Perham
Landmark Liquors at 913 Market St.
Key features: 180 kW and 200-amp output
High-speed charging ports/options: CHAdeMO (1), CCS (3), and J-1772 (1)

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Residential Business

EV charging stations and rate

Install a Level 2 charger on an off-peak rate and get a $500 rebate. Save even more by charging with one of our off-peak rates including Minnesota's Drive On Electric Vehicle Rate.

Electric vehicle rebates

Electric vehicle rebates are available for new and used battery and hybrid models.