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Upcoming meetings and events:


Sunday October 26, 11:15AM
"Why Your Next Car Should Be an EV"owners panel.  
http://northcomochurch.org/youth/pumpkins.html
Place: New Life Presbyterian Church. 965 Larpenteur Ave, Roseville, MN.

Thursday November 20th, 2014, 6:00-9:00 PM
Minnesota Plug-In Vehicle Owners’ Circle meeting
Topic: Workplace charging
Place: American Lung Association, 490 Concordia Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55103.Map




 

Past meetings and events:


Saturday October 11, 1-4PM
Electric Car Day at the Works Museum
Place: The Works Museum, Bloomington, MN
www.theworks.org
 
Thursday September 25, 2014, 5:30-9:00 PM
Minnesota Plug-In Vehicle Owners’ Circle meeting
Topic: 2014 events recap and plans for 2015
Place: GE Vehicle Innovation Center, 3 Capital Drive, Eden Prairie, MN 55344

September 21, 1-4PM

Twin Cities National  Drive Electric Day 2014
Place: State Capitol Mall
75 Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard
St Paul, MN, United States
www.driveelectricweek.org/event.php?eventid=152

September 14, 9AM-1PM
PEV car show
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church Burnsville. 13901 Fairview Drive, Burnsville, MN 55337


September 1  10-11AM and 2-3PM

MN State Fair Eco Experience Stage Plug In Vehicles in Minnesota
MN PEV owners’ panel presentations.

August 21-September 1
MN State Fair Eco Experience MN PEV Owners Circle members provide Tesla Model S for display and man the area by plug-in vehicles at the Eco Experience building. 

Thursday July 10, 2014, 6:00-8:00 PM
Minnesota Plug-In Vehicle Owners’ Circle meeting Topic: Bakken Museum and PEVs
Place: Bakken Museum, 3537 Zenith Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55416
www.thebakken.org
 
Tuesday June 24, 6-9:30PM
Opening of the Absolutely Horseless exhibit and Tesla Tuesday event
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Place: Bakken Museum, 3537 Zenith Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55416www.thebakken.org/Current-Affair-Tesla-Tuesday
We have been invited to show 7 vehicles at this event.

Sunday June 22nd noon - 5:00 p.m
MN Goes Green

www.mngoesgreen.com 
Place: The Saint Paul Union Depot, 214 4th St East, Saint Paul, MN
We have been invited to show 4-5 vehicles at this event.

Saturday June 14 10am - 6pm
Green Line Opening Celebration
Place: The Saint Paul Union Depot, 214 4th St East in downtown Saint Paul
We can show 2 cars by the charging stations on Wacouta Street.

Thursday June 12, 6:00-9:00 PM
Minnesota Renewable Energy Society meeting
Topic: PVs and EVs in Minnesota panel discussions 
Place: Mayflower Church, 106 East Diamond Lake Road, Minneapolis, MN 55419 
We have been invited to bring some cars to show at the MRES meeting and do a panel discussion about PEV and share also some stories of how people are powering their driving with renewable energy.
www.mnrenewables.org/node/1528

Saturday June 7, 8:30-11:00 AM
American Lung Association Fight for Air Walk 
Place:Black Bear Crossings on the Lake, Como Lakeside Pavilion. 1360 North Lexington Parkway
We are going to have a "fun stop" at the solar powered EVSEs in the parking lot for walkers to stop, get water, see cool EVs and learn more about them.

Thursday May 15, 5:30-9:00 PM
Minnesota Plug-In Vehicle Owners’ Circle meeting
Topic: New PEV model test drives and discussions 
Place: GE Vehicle Innovation Center, 3 Capital Drive, Eden Prairie, MN 55344

Wednesday May 7th noon to 2PM
Minneapolis new charging stations grand opening ceremony
Place: Parking Ramp B, downtown Minneapolis
http://api.plugshare.com/view/location/35964

Monday April 28th, 6-8:30PM
Powering Our Energy Future
We have been invited to show some vehicles at this event.
South View Middle School Auditorium, Edina, MN
http://edinamn.gov//index.php?section=events&evtid=11531


Sunday April, 27, noon – 4PM
Dakota County Earth Day Fun Fest 
We have been invited to show some vehicles at this event.
Lebanon Hills Visitor Center, Lebanon Hills Regional Park, Eagan
Earth Day Fun Fest


Saturday April 19, 9AM – 1PM
Earth Friendly Fair
We have been invited to show some vehicles at this event.
Anoka Ramsey Community College,
Cambridge Campus

Saturday April 12, 3:40 – 4:30PM
The Geek Car, State of EVs in Minnesota Panel Discussion.
Best Buy Headquarters, 7601 Penn Ave S, Minneapolis, MN
http://minnestar.org/minnebar/
http://sessions.minnestar.org/
MNPEVOC members panel discussion and Q&A session


Thursday March 20, 2014 6:00-9:00 PM
Minnesota Plug-In Vehicle Owners’ Circle meeting
Topic: Renewable energy and PEV charging
Place: American Lung Association, 490 Concordia Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55103. Map


March 8th-16th
40th Annual Twin Cities Auto
www.TwinCitiesAutoShow.com
This year we had a booth at the Twin Cities Auto Show to promote PEVs and charging infrastructure.
We will had a Nissan Leaf and a ChargePoint station on display.  We spoke with over thousand people during the show.


February 25th 11AM-midnight

Dine for Dollars at Galactic Pizza
Galactic Pizza in Uptown Minneapolis has been using EVs to deliver their phenomenal pizzas since their opening day in 2004. We want to support them and they want to support us, so they will donate 25% of all our purchases made on February 25th to support our programs and events. See more details on this flyer and visit their website for the menu and other info www.galacticpizza.com


Thursday January 16th, 2014 6:00-9:00 PM
Minnesota Plug-In Vehicle Owners’ Circle meeting
Topic: Proposed PEV legislation and winter driving tips
Place: American Lung Association

Thursday November 14th 6:00-9:00 PM
Minnesota Plug-In Vehicle Owners’ Circle meeting
Topic: Multi Housing Charging
Place: American Lung Association

Saturday September 28 1:00-4:00PM
National Plug-In Day
Place: Place: State Capitol Mall,
75 Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard.,
St Paul, MN 55155
Register by visiting www.pluginday.org/event.php?eventid=67

Thursday September 12th 6:00-9:00 PM
Minnesota Plug-In Vehicle Owners’ Circle meeting
Topic: Public charging infrastructure
 
Place: GE Innovation Center, Eden Prairie

Wednesday Sept 11th, 2012 11:00AM - 2:00PM
Best Buy Wheely Big Show
Best Buy patio and south parking lot,
7601 Penn Ave S, Minneapolis, MN

August 22-September 2

MN State Fair Eco Experience
MN PEV Owners Circle members provide Tesla Model S for display and man the area by plug-in vehicles at the Eco Experience building. 

August 31st
 4-5pm
MN State Fair Eco Experience
Plug In Vehicles in Minnesota

MN PEV owners’ panel presentation.

August 11th 9am-6pm

Minnehaha Avenue Street party
We have been invited to show some vehicles by the Applied Energy Innovations office. 

Thursday July 11th 6:00-8:00 pm
Minnesota Plug-In Vehicle Owners’ Circle meeting
Topic: Zero Emission Charging Challenge for cities and counties
Place: American Lung Association

Sunday June 2nd, 2013 8:30-11:00 am
American Lung Association Fight for Air Walk 
Place:Black Bear Crossings on the Lake, Como Lakeside Pavilion. 1360 North Lexington Parkway

Saturday, May 18, 2013 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
MN Goes Green
www.mngoesgreen.com
Place: The Saint Paul Union Depot, 214 4th St East in downtown Saint Paul

Thursday May 16th, 2013 6:00-9:00 PM
Minnesota Plug-In Vehicle Owners’ Circle meeting
Topic: Residential charging rates in MN 
Place: American Lung Association

Monday, April 22nd, 2013 1-3PM
Plug-in Day at the Capitol
Place: MN Capitol

Thursday March 14th, 2013 6:00-9:00 PM
Topic: Workplace charging
Place: American Lung Association

Thursday January 10th, 2013 6:00-9:00 PM
Topic: Winter charging and driving
Place: American Lung Association

Tuesday November 20th, 2012 6:00-9:00 PM
Topic: Sharing experiences
Place: American Lung Association

Sunday September 23, 2012 1:00-4:00PM
National Plug-In Day
Place: Como Park



Meet plug-in vehicle owners, learn more and help educate general public! 

MN Plug-In Vehicle Owners Circle provides a forum for Minnesota electric vehicle and plug-in hybrid owners to connect, share their experiences and learn more about PEV related topics. We will meet every second month in various locations. We are focusing the meeting topics and discussions towards factory manufactured PEVs and related infrastructure. These meetings are free and open to anyone who owns or is interested in purchasing or leasing a PEV. 



As PEV owners, we can make a difference by simply sharing our experiences with people who are interested in PEVs. Please see the sidebar for upcoming events, take a look at your calendar and let us know if you can help with any of these upcoming educational opportunities.


Next MNPEVOC meeting
Thursday,
November 20th 6:00-9:00 PM
At our next monthly meeting we will discuss about workplace charging. Most of our members use their PEVs for commuting and workplace charging can be very valuable service for those with longer commutes. Workplace charging will provide an opportunity for some drivers to double their daily driving range, enabling even long distance commuters to drive on electric. For others it will mean more flexibility in their day, climate mitigation, and range comfort. And workplace charging also allows the use of preheating and cooling functions that make commutes comfortable and safe without compromising range.

We will be talking about members experiences and challenges in acquiring and using workplace charging. We would also like to hear from those of you who don't have this option yet but would like to have it in the future. We will be working on a new workplace charging initiative here in MN that is geared towards helping employers to provide charging infrastructure for their employees and your input and connections will be very valuable.

Preliminary meeting schedule:
6:00-6:30 Social hour. See the vehicles outside and chat with owners. 
6:30-7:00 Short introductions:
7:00-8:30 Workplace charging. Experiences and challenges.  
8:30-9:00 Q&A and updates from everyone.

Place: American Lung Association, 490 Concordia Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55103.Map

Get connected in Facebook by visiting
  www.facebook.com/groups/mnpevowners


And if you have any questions please contact the circle coordinator.




Here is a some video footage from our National Drive Electric Week - Twin Cities event (Video credit: Brian Short)

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Media stories:

Our January 2013 meeting was featured in the KSTP News. See the story.