MinnEVolves

Lead the Way to a ZEV Future

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How to Participate in MinnEVolves

To participate in MinnEVolves, simply submit a ZEV Action Plan sharing steps you’ll take, participate in a community of peers to share learning, and report on progress. An overview of ZEV Action Plan elements included by MinnEVolves participants follows below.

 

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Cleaner Commutes

Cleaner Campus

ZEVs appeal to employees and support Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) goals

Vehicle Charging

Access to workplace charging can support ZEV adoption and employee recruitment and retention

Fleets

ZEVs in fleets can reduce operating costs and improve performance

Outreach

ZEV outreach boosts employee engagement and strengthens community ties

Incentives

Utilize an array of supportive programs to incentivize ZEV adoption

Resources

Access to a growing database to support your planning and implementation efforts

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Vehicle Charging

Leading companies are providing a growing roster of employees options for charging EVs at work. Employees who can charge at work are more likely to purchase an electric vehicle, and workplace charging is a particularly important option for employees who may not have a charge site at home.

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Charge Station Location

Charge stations can be placed in prominent locales or simply be integrated into existing parking structures. Employers have experimented with a variety of charging placement options.

A Portfolio Approach to Charging

Charging speeds range from very fast to slow, which provide a range of matches for employee needs. Fast chargers help visitors with much-needed range, while slow chargers can be integrated into parking facilities for day-long use.

Charge Station Costs

Where the appropriate power resources are in place, locating charging for employees can be a simple as running conduit to EV-dedicated outlets in existing charging garages.

Vehicle Charging Resources

Educational tools, articles, studies, webinars, and other vehicle charging resources

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Fleets

Corporate fleets are a great place to foster ZEV adoption. From light duty vehicles used around campus to people movers and heavy duty applications, a growing range of ZEVs are now available to support a wide variety of applications.

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Passenger Cars

EVs are cost-effective choice for tasks that don’t require large carrying capacity. Employee car share programs featuring EVs lower service costs, make keeping vehicles fueled easy, and provide important use and performance metrics for fleet managers.

Moving People

Campuses that require employee shuttles are trading old diesel models for quiet, clean electric options. From 20-30 passenger vehicles and up, electric shuttles and buses are not tied to a single depot for fueling but can use a range of charge options across campus.

Heavy Duty

Large vehicle applications featuring electric drive reduce noise pollution, provide greater control over the driving experience, and offer a superior work environment for vehicle operators.

Fleet Resources

Educational tools, articles, studies, webinars, and other fleet resources

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Outreach

Survey data collected over the past years suggest that 80% or more of Americans have yet to have their first test drive experience with a modern electric vehicle. Electric vehicles offer a range of options for fostering community on campus.

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EVolve Fairs – Community-wide Celebrations

Companies who have had positive experience with employee-only engagement fairs are also participating in community sustainability celebrations that extend the conversation on EVs beyond the corporate campus. Community fairs help increase opportunities to build greater awareness about sustainability practices, including leadership work being conducted by the company itself.

Workplace Events

Leading employers are offering information-only electric vehicle test drive opportunities for their employees. Often conducted during an extended lunch-time, the events save employees time in learning about the vehicles, are free from any sales pressure, and can feature a range of sustainability options in addition to EVs.

Building Campus Community

On campus EV drivers groups can help ensure that employees have a ready resource available for asking questions and sharing their user experiences.

Outreach Resources

Educational tools, articles, studies, webinars, and other outreach resources

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Incentives

Employers are offering a range of incentives for their employees to use EVs, including charging options at work, support for the purchase/lease of a vehicle, and offering dedicated parking spots for EVs on campus.

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Charging

Offering a portfolio of charging options for employees is a powerful way to encourage ZEV use. Slow charging in garages to faster charge options for visitors and those needed a quick energy boost ensure that employees can find a charge option that meets their needs.

Vehicle Purchase

Some companies are offering their own incentives for employees to purchase EVs while others are partnering with car companies, local dealers, state programs and local utilities to offer special vehicle deals for within their community.

Dedicated Parking

On some campuses having assurance about where to park each day can be a major boost for employees. A dedicated EV-only parking area can send a strong signal about the importance of driving electric.

Incentives Resources

Educational tools, articles, studies, webinars, and other incentives resources

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