Tax incentives and/or other incentives for drivers of electric vehicles in Excelsior.
An NEV is an electric vehicle that has three or four wheels and is capable of achieving speeds between 20 miles per hours (mph) and 25 mph on a paved level surface. An NEV must be titled according to state law and may be operated on public streets and highways if it meets all equipment and vehicle safety requirements in Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations, section 571.500, and successor requirements. An NEV may not operate on a roadway with a speed limit greater than 35 mph, except to cross that roadway. A road authority may prohibit or further restrict the operation of NEVs on any street or highway under the road authority's jurisdiction. (Reference Minnesota Statutes 169.011 and 169.224)
A medium-speed EV is defined as a four-wheeled motor vehicle powered by electricity that is equipped with a roll cage or a crushproof body design and is capable of achieving a maximum speed of 35 miles per hour (mph) on a paved, level surface. Except with respect to maximum speed, a medium-speed EV must meet or exceed regulations in Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations, section 571.500, and successor requirements. A medium-speed EV may not operate on a roadway with a speed limit greater than 35 mph, except to cross that roadway. A road authority may prohibit or further restrict the operation of medium-speed EVs on any street or highway under the road authority's jurisdiction. (Reference Minnesota Statutes 169.011 and 169.224)
Dakota Electric Association (DEA) offers a TOU rate to members with plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) enrolled in the ChargeWise program. To be eligible for the TOU rate, a ChargeWise circuit is required.
Dakota Electric also offers a rebate of up to $500 for the installation of Level 1 or Level 2 EVSE.
For more information, visit the Dakota Electric ChargeWise website.
Connexus Energy offers residential customers with PEVs a TOU rate. A separate meter is required. For more information, see the Connexus Energy Electric Vehicle website.
Connexus Energy offers a $500 rebate to residential customers toward the installation of a qualified Level 2 EVSE. Eligible applicants must enroll in a time-of-use rate.
Connexus Energy also offers a $800 discount on EVSE purchased from the EnergyWise Minnesota store.
For more information, see the Conexus Energy Electric Vehicle website.
EVs are subject to an additional registration fee of $75. (Reference Minnesota Statutes 168.013).
Xcel Energy offers two TOU rate options for residential customers that own a PEV. The EV Accelerate at Home rate requires customers to choose an eligible, separately metered Level 2 charger that Xcel Energy installs and maintains. The Separate Meter rate only requires customers to install a separate meter to measure electricity used for PEV charging. For rate information, including eligibility requirements, see Xcel Energy's EV Rate Options website.
Great River Energy's Revolt initiative offers the ability to power a PEV with 100% wind energy for the lifetime of the vehicle. The program requires no additional cost, however standard or off-peak rates still apply for the electricity used. For more information, see the Great River Energy Revolt website.
Xcel Energy offers a pilot program for residential customers who own or lease a PEV. The program provides discounted Level 2 electric vehicle supply equipment, installation, and charging costs. For more information, including enrollment, see the Xcel Energy EV Service Pilot website.
Lake Region Electric Cooperative (LREC) offers a TOU rate to members with PEVs enrolled in the ChargeWise program. To be eligible for the TOU rate, vehicles must use a separate sub-metered circuit.
LREC also offers a rebate of up to $500 for the installation of Level 1 or Level 2 EVSE.
For more information, see the LREC ChargeWise website.
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