A community collaboration reflecting Mankato’s

leadership in livability, innovation, and opportunity


Recharge Mankato is Embracing the Pathbreaking Transition Occurring with Clean Transportation

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Recharge Mankato Campaign

Recharge Mankato is working to establish Greater Mankato as a leader in efforts aimed at ushering a new era for community mobility centered on the promise of advanced technology electric vehicles, of all types. Our activities include:

  • EV Test Drives
  • Engaging Community
  • Opening Educational and Workforce Pipeline Opportunities
  • Technical Resources
  • Community Philanthropy
  • Annual Community Celebration

EV Test Drives

We offer EV test drives at workplaces, universities, and in community-wide events.

Engaging Community

Our community leaders offer direction on creating Recharge Mankato events that provide attendees with innovative and entertaining ways to engage with zero-emission vehicles.

Opening Educational and Workforce Pipeline Opportunities

Short term internships expose community members to opportunities in the clean vehicle economy.

Community Philanthropy

Recharge Mankato activities drive local philanthropy to community needs while building awareness of clean vehicles.

Technical Resources

Ongoing technical assistance helps community members and leaders with vehicle charging resources and staying current with the changing transportation landscape.

Annual Community Celebration

Community members gather each year to mark progress and remain current on the rapidly changing electric vehicle landscaping in Greater Mankato.

Zero Emission Vehicle Definition and Terms

Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEV) includes Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV) powered solely by an electric battery, Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEV) powered by a combination of an electric motor and a gasoline engine, and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEV) fueled by hydrogen.

The term Plug-in Electric Vehicle (PEV) is a subset of ZEVs and includes both PHEVs and BEVs. These terms may apply to cars, vans, all size trucks, buses, and off-road equipment like commercial lawn care products or material handling equipment.


Recharge Mankato Participates in the Recharge Minnesota Recognition Process for ZEV Leaders

Recharge Mankato helped inspire the Recharge Minnesota recognition process to spotlight leaders in the drive to clean transportation. Participation in the Recharge Minnesota pledge process merely requires taking a few simple steps. Those interested in the pledge process can find out more about the program at Recharge Minnesota.

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