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Join us to drive the change!

MN Electric Vehicle Owners (MNEVO) provides a forum for Minnesota plug-in vehicle (BEV and PHEV) owners to connect, share their experiences and learn more about EV related topics. We meet every second month in various locations. Our membership and meetings are free and open to anyone who owns or is interested in shifting to drive electric. MN EV Owners is a chapter of the National Electric Vehicle Association

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Meet

MNEVOwners provides a forum to meet with EV owners, share your experiences, ask questions and just enjoy connecting with others. People shift to driving electric for many reasons, and it is good to learn from different viewpoints. Meetings are also a great place to see new vehicle makes and models.

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Learn

New technologies, new vehicles and new ways to power your drive. There are so many new things constantly happening in this industry and many of them affect the ways we choose, charge and use our vehicles. We will have presentations and new discussion topics at each meeting.

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Educate

As EV owners, we can make a difference by simply sharing our experiences with the general public and key stake-holders. Please see the calendar below for upcoming events and sign up for the ones that fit your schedule. You don't have to be an expert on all things EV, just share why and how you drive electric.

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MNEVO meeting at Thermo King in Bloomington, Wednesday 5/29
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Join us on Wednesday, 5/29 for the MNEVO meeting at the Thermo King headquarters in Bloomington. Thermo King is doing a lot of work with electrifying medium and heavy-duty trucks’ and trailers’ refrigeration setups https://www.thermoking.com/na/en/road/electrification-solutions.html . We will hear a presentation about their programs and get to see a demonstration of one of their trailers. There is a lot happening in this segment so it is great that we get a chance to hear how electrification will change things in this area too.

As a bonus feature, the UMN solar car team will present their car, Gaia at the meeting.  In its third year of sponsorship, Thermo King has provided the UMN solar car team with advisory, financial and materials support to build solar-powered race cars. The team celebrated the completion of its brand-new car, Gaia, last year and won second place in the cruiser car class after racing in the 2023 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge (WSC) in Australia. The 23-student crew left late September to spend six weeks preparing for a one-week race across Australia with their solar car.  The two-person solar car is a cruiser car, built to be practical and similar to a prototype for a car that could be seen on the road someday.

Meeting agenda:
5:30-6:00 Social hour at the parking lot

6:00-6:20 Opening, introductions and updates

6:20-7:10 Thermo King Electrification presentation Matt Srnec, Principal Engineer, Thermo King

7:10-8:00 Demonstrations outside

Place: Thermo King - 314 W 90th St Bloomington, Minnesota (We will gather on the west side of the building.)

If you have any questions please contact the MN EV Owners coordinator.​

Minnesota State Fair Eco Experience building display
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We had another fun Fair to talk with people about EVs. We had Ford F-150 Lightning, Tesla Model Y and Polestar 2 on display with electric garage and a DCFC station. Our members talked with people about our experiences and answer their questions about EVs and charging. 




 

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State Fair volunteer guide

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State Fair volunteer training

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Please use this form to add yourself to our mailing list. This mailing list is used to keep members informed about upcoming events. You will receive a confirmation email once you have been added to the mailing list.

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