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.
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.
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.
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.
MNEVO meeting about electric boats 11/9
In November we will finally talk about electric boats. I’m sure many of you have seen videos of Candela’s record breaking c8 boat https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTAtK5fxDWY which is just a beautiful machine, but you don’t necessarily need to pay several hundred thousand to be able to enjoy electric boating. At this meeting, we will hear how three of our members have approached this with different motors, batteries and even solar panels. Come and hear about their experiences. Our meeting is hosted by Wright-Hennepin Cooperative Electric Association in Rockford, MN, and we will also hear what kind of programs they have put together to support transportation electrification.
MN EV Owners meeting at Wright-Hennepin, Thursday, November 9, 6:30-8:30PM
6:00-6:30 Social hour in the parking lot. See the vehicles and talk with the owners.
6:30-6:45 Opening and introductions
6:45-7:05 Wright-Hennepin Cooperative Electric Association programs
7:05-7:25 Dave Moe’s electric pontoon boat with solar
7:25-7:45 Jason Willett’s Pure Highfield RIB
7:45-8:05 Jukka Kukkonen’s electric cruising boat conversion
8:05-8:30 Updates and Upcoming events.
Place: Wright-Hennepin Cooperative Electric Association headquarters, 6800 Electric Dr, Rockford, MN 55373
or virtually through Zoom
Light snacks and beverages will be provided for in person attendees.
Register to attend in person: https://ticketbud.com/events/deb5abc8-6443-11ee-bd82-42010a71702b
Or register to attend through Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMpfuCgrjspHNP_C1Rni5Xm-t9gbGT5Q1Ki
If you have any questions please contact the MN EV Owners coordinator.
Minnesota State Fair Eco Experience building display
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.
Quick Answer Links:
Which EVs are available in Minnesota? www.EVInfolist.com
I could consider an EV but I need more information: www.MNEVBuyer.com
I’m ready to buy an EV, who should I talk to? www.EVSalesSavvy.com
I would like to talk with existing owners: MNEVOwners.org
How can my utility company help? www.MNCharging.org
I live in an apartment building or a condominium: www.MUDCharging.com
How could I get charging at my workplace? www.WorkplaceCharging.com
How can I find public charging? www.PlugShare.com
EV Experience Gallery:
Laura Hannah’s Solar + EV video
James Tucker’s EV + Solar video
Polly & Mark Andersen’s Solar + EV video
Steven Hong’s Solar + EV video
Roger Klisch’s Solar + EV video
Gary Schettl’s Solar + EV video
Gail Redeker's Solar + EV video
Mike Zwank’s Solar + EV video
Brian Anderson’s Solar + EV video
Mark Hanson's Solar + EV video
Ivan Idso’s Solar + EV video
David Boyce’s Solar + EV video
John Farrell's Solar + EV video
Dale Howey’s Solar + EV video
Jordan Honeck's Solar + EV video
Jukka Kukkonen’s Solar + EV video
Pdon Pinkham's EV video