Upcoming events:​

​Visit our SignUp group page to volunteer at these events:
http://signup.com/go/RQVAfa

August 24- September 4
MN State Fair Eco Experience
www.ecoexperience.org

Saturday, August 26
Tesla lead car in the Maple Grove Triathlon
Weaver Lake Park,
8401 Dunkirk Ln N, Maple Grove, MN 55311
http://maplegrovetri.com/

Sunday, August 27, 2-3PM
PEV Owners Panel
Eco Experience Stage,
State Fair

Saturday September 2, 8 – 11AM
MN Cars&Coffee
1100 Canterbury Rd
Shakopee, MN 55379
http://www.mncandc.com/event-information/

September 9, 8AM
Tesla lead car in the Square Lake Triathlon
15450 Square Lake Trl N, Stillwater, MN 55082
www.frontrunnerusa.com/event/a-test-triathlon

September 9-10
MREA Energy Fair
Harriet Island Park, St Paul
www.theenergyfair.org

Wednesday, September 13, 6-8PM
Elk River Charging station unveiling
https://driveelectricweek.org/event.php?eventid=1095

September 16 8AM
Tesla lead car in the FrontRunner Duathlon
www.frontrunnerusa.com/event/park-tool-fall-classic-duathlon

September 16-17
PEV display at the Apple Splash Festival
www.applesplashfestival.com
Somerset, WI

Wednesday, September 20th 10 am - 2 pm
I Drive the Auto Electric
http://z.umn.edu/idrive
UMN, East Bank
Church Street SE
Minneapolis 55455​

Saturday October 7, 8 – 11AM
MN Cars&Coffee
1100 Canterbury Rd
Shakopee, MN 55379
http://www.mncandc.com/event-information/


Past Events:

August 19-20 PEV display at the Art in Bayfront Park festival www.artinbayfrontpark.com  Bayfront Park, Duluth, MN

Thursday August 17, 6-8PM State Fair Volunteer training Place: American Lung Association, 490 Concordia Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55103

Friday August 11, 6-8PM Electric Cruising Night Lake Calhoun Executive Center parking lot https://www.facebook.com/events/136814626915244/

Saturday August 5, 8–11AM MN Cars&Coffee 1100 Canterbury Rd Shakopee, MN 55379 http://www.mncandc.com/event-information/

Wednesday August 2, 4:30-7:30PM Indeed We Can – Fresh Energy Indeed Brewing 711 Northeast 15th Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55413 https://fresh-energy.org/august-2-indeed-we-can-fresh-energy/

Friday July 7, 11AM-3PM PEV owners panel and vehicle display at the CONVergence convention https://convergence2017.sched.com/event/AsTH/plug-in-electric-vehicles  Place: Sheraton, Bloomington

Friday July 7, 6-8PM Electric Cruising Night Lake Calhoun Executive Center parking lot

Thursday, June 22, 3:30-8:00PM EV Display at the Taste of Rosefest ​Local dealers will setup a small EV display at this event. Place: Roseville, MN www.tasteofrosefest.org

Saturday, June 17th
Midwest PEV owners get together at the MREA's Energy Fair. Tesla CTO JB Straubel will be the keynote speaker at the Fair and PEV owners around Midwest will gather there for a big party. Place: Custer, Wisconsin www.theenergyfair.org

Sunday June 4, 9:30-12:30 Maple Grove church event We will setup a small EV display on the parking lot Lord of Life Lutheran Church 7401 County Road 101, Maple Grove, MN 55311

Saturday, June 3, 2017 Minneapolis/St. Paul Mini Maker Faire Place: State Faire Grounds, St Paul http://msp.makerfaire.com/

Friday, June 2 Maker Faire Education Day Place: State Faire Grounds, St Paul http://msp.makerfaire.com/

Friday June 2, 6-8PM Electric Cruising Night Lake Calhoun Executive Center parking lot

Saturday, May 20 10AM- MRES' Solar Boat Regatta Riley Lake in Eden Prairie, MN 9180 Riley Lake Rd, Eden Prairie, MN 55347 www.mnrenewables.org/solar-boat-regatta-info/

Thursday May 18, 6:00-9:00 PM Minnesota Plug-In Vehicle Owners’ Circle meeting Topic: Tesla models and operations Place: Tesla Store, 6801 Washington Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55439

Saturday, May 13, 9-5 Climate Solutions Conference Place: Southwest High School, in Edina 3414 W 47th St, Minneapolis, MN 55410 http://vote-climate.org/conference/

May 13, Tesla lead car in the Oakdale Duathlon http://www.frontrunnerusa.com/event/oakdale-spring-classic-duathlon

Thursday, May 11, 2017 6:00 - 10:30 PM American Lung Association Oxygen Ball Aria, 105 North 1st Street, Minneapolis http://action.lung.org/site/TR?fr_id=14081&pg=entry Saturday,

Tuesday, May 9 at 6 PM - 8 PM Dakota Electric Energy Trends Expo Eagan Community Center 1501 Central Pkwy, Eagan, MN 55121 https://www.facebook.com/events/174144333091711

Sunday May 7, 11:15-12:30 Roseville church event We will set up a table and EV display at this event North Como Presbyterian Church 965 Larpenteur Ave W, Roseville, MN 55113

Friday May 5, 6-8PM Electric Cruising Night Lake Calhoun Executive Center parking lot

Saturday, April 29 at 10AM-5PM
Conscious Living Expo Lake Harriet Spiritual Community (LHSC) in Minneapolis, Minnesota 4401 Upton Avenue South Minneapolis MN 55410 http://www.lakeharrietspiritualcommunity.org/conscious-living-expo.html

Sunday, April 23, 2-5 pm Morningside Eco-Fair Weber Park, 4115 Grimes Ave, Edina http://coolplanetmn.org/celebrate-earth-month/

Saturday, April 22 at 9AM-2PM Green Expo National Sports Center 1750 105th Avenue NE, Blaine, MN 55449 https://mngreenexpo.org/

Thursday March 16, 6:00-9:00 PM Minnesota Plug-In Vehicle Owners’ Circle meeting Topic: New PEV models at the Twin Cities Auto Show Place: Minneapolis Convention Center

Thursday March 11-19 Twin Cities Auto Show 2016 We will staff the great Electric Room at the TC Auto Show. http://twincitiesautoshow.com

February 20–22 Duluth Energy Design Conference We will have some vehicles on display and host the first NE MNPEVOC chapter meeting Duluth Convention Center, Duluth MN www.duluthenergydesign.com

February 21, 5:30–8:30 PM MFESTS Engineering Celebration We will have car display and a table at this event. Boston Scientific Corporation, 3 Scimed Place Maple Grove, MN 55311

Thursday January 19, 5:30-8:30 PM Minnesota Plug-In Vehicle Owners’ Circle meeting Topic: GRE programs, CES trends and the TC Auto Show Place: Great River Energy headquarters, 12300 Elm Creek Blvd N, Maple Grove, MN 55369 http://www.plugshare.com/?location=4052

Tuesday, November 22, 6:00-9:00 PM Minnesota Plug-In Vehicle Owners’ Circle meeting Topic: LA Auto Show, Midwest EVOLVE and MNCharging.org
Place: American Lung Association, 490 Concordia Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55103

​Saturday November 12, 9AM-noon Sustainability Resource Fair: Wild weather, snug homes, quiet streets Transition Town All St. Anthony Park. We will set up a PEV display at this event.
Place: Luther Seminary's Northwestern Hall, 1501 Fulham Street, St Paul MN 55108 www.transitionasap.org

​Wednesday, October 5, 7:30-9:00am
Fresh Energy’s benefit breakfast
We will set up a PEV display at this event.
http://fresh-energy.org/join-donate/benefitbreakfast/

Tuesday September 13, 6-8:30PM
Hy-Vee Oakdale Supercharger opening event
Please join us in this event and welcome the Supercharger network to the TC metro area.
​7180 10th St N
Oakdale, MN 55128
https://driveelectricweek.org/event.php?eventid=856  

​Sunday, ​September 11
1:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Como Park EV “Open House”
Como Park Pavilion, St Paul
https://driveelectricweek.org/event.php?eventid=862 

September 10
The Ramsey Happy Days
Connexus Energy has invited us
to setup a PEV display and
participate in the parade.
PEV display 11:30 am to 2:30 pm
Parade 3:00 - 5:00 pm. 
Ramsey, MN
www.cityoframsey.com/happy-days
https://driveelectricweek.org/event.php?eventid=770

​September 10
​Duluth Harvest Festival Minnesota Power is promoting electric transportation at this event and Symphony Boat is showing their electric boats. Bayfront Festival Park, Duluth https://driveelectricweek.org/event.php?eventid=843

August 25-September 5
MN State Fair Eco Experience
MN PEV Owners Circle members staff the area by plug-in vehicles at the Eco Experience building. Our display this year includes Tesla Model X, Nissan Leaf, ABB DC Fast Charging station, Clipper Creek Level 2 station and an interactive charging station map.
www.ecoexperience.org

Saturday, September 3rd
PEVs in the State Fair Parade

Sunday, September 4, noon-1pm
MN State Fair Eco Experience
Plug In Vehicles in Minnesota
MN PEV Owners’ panel
We will have again an opportunity to do a panel presentation on the Sustainability Stage.

Saturday August 20, 10:30-3:30 Bakken Museum EV Day 5 vehicles, displays, bubble machine EVs vs ICEs technology presentation Bakken Museum 3537 Zenith Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55416 www.thebakken.org

Friday August 19th 8-10AM
EV Sales Savvy Meeting
Mississippi Room
Fresh Energy office

Thursday August 18, 6:00-9:00 PM State Fair training and PEV market update Place: American Lung Association, 490 Concordia Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55103

Friday August 5, 6PM- Electric Cruising Night Place: Como Lake, St Paul

Friday July 1, 6PM
Electric Cruising Night
Place: Lake Calhoun

​June 30 12:30-1:30PM
PEV Owners panel at the CONvergence 2016 DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel 7800 Normandale Blvd.Bloomington, MN 55439 www.convergence-con.org

June 21st 6-8PM
Plug-in Vehicle event East Central Energy 412 Main Ave. N. Braham, MN 55006​ www.eastcentralenergy.com/content/electric-vehicle-event

June 14, 11:30 AM– 1:00PM
USGBC LEED Lunch&Learn
PEV charging at Multihousing and commercial properties http://www.usgbc.org/event/leed-lunch-learn-electric-vehicle-charging-multi-housing-and-commercial-properties

​Friday June 3, 6PM
Electric Cruising Night
Place: Lake Calhoun

Saturday May 21, 10AM-3PM
MRES Solar Boat Regatta Riley Lake Park, 9180 Riley Lake Road, in Eden Prairie http://www.mnrenewables.org/solar-boat-regatta/ ​

Thursday May 19, 6:00-9:00 PM Minnesota Plug-In Vehicle Owners’ Circle meeting Topic: PEV market developments and future Place: American Lung Association, 490 Concordia Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55103

Friday May 13 Education day Saturday, May 14, 10AM-6PM Maker Fair PEV display and Ride&Drive State Fair Grounds, St Paul www.makerfairemsp.com Volunteer: http://vols.pt/6bH5rb

Friday May 6, 6PM Electric Cruising Night Lake Calhoun

Tuesday, May 3rd, 6-8PM
Dakota Electric Energy Trends Expo Eagan Community Center 1501 Central Pkwy, Eagan, Minnesota 55121

April 23, 9AM -2PM Green Expo in Blaine http://mngreenexpo.org/

April 23, 2-7:30PM Northfield Earth Day event www.northfieldearthday.com

March 23 10AM-
Minnebar presentation and PEV display
Best Buy Corporate Campus Bloomington, MN

Thursday, April 21, 5-8PM
Linden Hills Coop PEV display
3815 Sunnyside Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55410

April 19, 11AM-noon
Lunch&Learn +Ride&Drive
The Opus Group 10350 Bren Road West, Minnetonka, MN 55343

April 13, noon-1PM
Lunch&Learn +Ride&Drive
MN Department of Transportation, 1500 County Road B2, Roseville, MN 55113

April 2 10AM-5PM
Conscious Living Expo Linden Hills 4401 Upton Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55410

March 30, 7:00-8:30 AM
Fresh Energy Power Pairings: Electric Busses
​Town and Country Club, 300 N Mississippi River Blvd,St. Paul, MN 55104 More info and registrations: http://fresh-energy.org/2016/01/march-30-fully-charged/

Thursday March 17, 6:00-9:00 PM Minnesota Plug-In Vehicle Owners’ Circle meeting Topic: New PEV models at the Twin Cities Auto Show Place: Minneapolis Convention Center

​Thursday March 12-20
Twin Cities Auto Show 2016 This year we are going to man the brand new Drive Electric Room at the TC Auto Show. http://twincitiesautoshow.com

Thursday March 3, 6-7:30PM Electric Room volunteer training Place: ALAMN office, 490 Concordia Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55103 ​

Thursday November 19, 6:00-9:00 PM Minnesota Plug-In Vehicle Owners’ Circle meeting Topic: Renewable Energy, energy management and energy storage Place: American Lung Association, 490 Concordia Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55103

Sunday October 25, 11:15AM
"Why Your Next Car Should Be an EV" owners panel"
Place: New Life Presbyterian Church. 965 Larpenteur Ave, Roseville, MN.

Thursday October 15, 6:00-9:00 PM Minnesota Plug-In Vehicle Owners’ Circle meeting
Topic: New or used PEV? Pros and cons on different models
​Place: Great River Energy headquarters, 12300 Elm Creek Blvd N, Maple Grove, MN 55369

Saturday, October 10, 10AM-4PM Pine City DC Fast Charging station grand opening
Place: 800 Main St S, Pine City, Minnesota 55063 http://api.plugshare.com/view/location/67923
More information: Matthew Blackler of Zef Energy

Sunday, September 20, 8:00AM-1:00PM
PEV show at St Paul Farmers Market We will have an opportunity to show some vehicles at the St Paul Farmers Market. Place: 290 5th St E, St Paul, MN 55101

Friday September 18th 6PM - Electric Cruising Night with Ben&Jerry’s ice-cream treats First Friday of the month starting 6PM around the Lake Calhoun area. Enjoy silent cruising around the lake and neighborhoods. Place: Lake Calhoun

Wednesday, 9/16, 7:10PM-
Twins Game As part of the National Drive Electric Week we are going to provide PEV displays at a Twins game.

Saturday, September 12, 11:30-2:30
Connexus Energy Ride and Drive
Place: 7550 Sunwood Drive NW – Ramsey, MN 55303

Thursday September 17, 7:00- 8:30 AM
Smart and Fast: Cars remaking the world of the electric company
Hear Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard and Robert Graham of the U.S. Department of Energy to discuss about PEVs, utilities and consumers.

Saturday, September 12, 11AM-4PM Twin Cities National Drive Electric Week 2015 Kick Off Ride and drive Place: Mall of America https://driveelectric.eventbrite.com

Saturday, September 5, 2PM and 5PM
MN State Fair Eco Experience Plug In Vehicles in Minnesota MN PEV owners’ panel presentation We will have again an opportunity to do two panel presentations on the Sustainability Stage.

August 27-September 7
MN State Fair Eco Experience MN PEV Owners Circle members man the area by plug-in vehicles at the Eco Experience building. Our display this year includes BMW i3, Nissan Leaf, ABB DC Fast Charging station, Clipper Creek Level 2 station and an interactive charging station map.

Tuesday August 18, 6:00-9:00 PM Minnesota Plug-In Vehicle Owners’ Circle meeting Topic: What is happening with PEVs in Minnesota and elsewhere? Place: American Lung Association, 490 Concordia Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55103

Friday July 3rd 6PM - Electric Cruising Night First Friday of the month starting 6PM around the Lake Calhoun area.  Enjoy silent cruising around the lake and neighborhoods. Suggested route: 36th st to Lake Calhoun, Richfield rd and W Calhoun pkwy around the lake, Lake Street to Lyndale and Lyndale to 36th st. Notable places: Galactic Pizza and 36LYN Refuel station. Place: Lake Calhoun and Uptown

Monday, June 15, 1-2pm Charging Stations Ribbon Cutting Please join the National Park Service (NPS) - Mississippi National River and Recreation Area (NRRA), Fort Snelling State Park, Department of Natural Resources (DNR), ChargePoint and Twin Cities Clean Cities Coalition for a ribbon-cutting event celebrating Fort Snelling State Park’s deployment of electric vehicle charging stations. RSVP. 651-268-2147 or shauna.basques@lung.org Place: Fort Snelling State Park, 101 Snelling Lake Rd, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55121

Friday June 5th 6PM - Electric Cruising Night First Friday of the month starting 6PM around the Lake Calhoun area.  Enjoy silent cruising around the lake and neighborhoods. Suggested route: 36th st to Lake Calhoun, Richfield rd and W Calhoun pkwy around the lake, Lake Street to Lyndale and Lyndale to 36th st. Notable places: Galactic Pizza and 36LYN Refuel station. Place: Lake Calhoun and Uptown

Thursday June 4, 6-8PM Clean Energy Enterprises event and a Plug-in Vehicle show This event explores clean energy opportunities in Minnesota. Speakers include: Andrew Selberg, Bill Mittlefehldt - NE CERT’s Coordinator, Jan Hubbard – Director of Business Development at RREAL, Jukka Kukkonen - Plug In Connect, Ellen Anderson - Executive Director at Energy Transition Lab, University of Minnesota, Bob Olson - President of Olson Energy Corporation. We have been invited to bring PEV to display at this event. Place: France Place, 3601 Minnesota Dr, Edina, MN 55435

​Thursday, May 28, 3:30-7:00 PM Energy Innovation Forum Great Plains Institute & Institute on the Environment, University of MinnesotaSaint Paul, MN Jukka Kukkonen will be speaking about PEVs at this event. We unfortunately didn’t find a way to display vehicles at this event, but you might find it interesting to attend anyways.

Thursday May 21, 6:00-9:00 PM Minnesota Plug-In Vehicle Owners’ Circle meeting Topic:Zero Emissions Charging program Place:American Lung Association, 490 Concordia Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55103

Saturday May 16th, 10AM-3PM MRES Solar Boat Regatta We have been invited to show some vehicles at this great event. Place:Riley Lake Park in Eden Prairie www.mnrenewables.org/solar-boat-regatta

Friday May 1st 6PM - Electric Cruising Night First Friday of the month starting 6PM around the Lake Calhoun area.  Enjoy silent cruising around the lake and neighborhoods. Suggested route: 36th st to Lake Calhoun, Richfield rd and W Calhoun pkwy around the lake, Lake Street to Lyndale and Lyndale to 36th st. Notable places: Galactic Pizza and 36LYN Refuel station. Place: Lake Calhoun and Uptown

Wednesday, April 22, 4-6pm Hennepin County Earth Day Celebration We have been invited to show vehicles at this event.
Place: Target Field Station, Minneapolis

Thursday April 16, 5:30-8:00 Transportation event at Linden Hills Coop
We have been invited to show vehicles at this event. Jukka will also do a short presentation.  
Place: Linden Hills Coop, 3815 Sunnyside Ave. • Minneapolis 55410

Sunday, April 12, 2 PM - Monday, April 13, 2PM
24 Hour Charging Challenge MNPEVOC members can make history by participating in an effort to fast charge 100 PEVs within 24 hours to set a Guinness World Book record! Tesla Adapter available. Place: BP station at the intersection of 36th & Lyndale in South Minneapolis
More info: 24hrEVchallenge.com

Saturday, April 4, 10am to 5pm Conscious Living Expo
Linden Hills Coop We have been invited to show vehicles at this event.
Place: Linden Hills Coop, 3815 Sunnyside Ave. Minneapolis 55410

Thursday March 19, 6:00-9:00 PM Minnesota Plug-In Vehicle Owners’ Circle meeting
Topic: EV rate structures and home charging options
Place: MISO's North Operations Center, 2985 Ames Crossing Rd, Eagan, MN 55121.

​March 7th-15th
Twin Cities Auto Show
This year we will have a booth in Room 101. We will display a Nissan Leaf and an ABB DC Fast Charging station.

Tuesday, March 10,
CERTs 2015 Conference http://www.cleanenergyresourceteams.org/events/certs2015/agenda

March 8, 11:00-noon
​PEV Panel presentation at the Twin Cities Auto Show http://twincitiesautoshow.com/show-info/show-features/drive-electric-minnesota

Thursday 1/15, 2014, 6-9 PM​​Minnesota Plug-in Vehicle Owners’ Circle meeting
Topic: DC Fast Charging
​Place: Connexus Energy headquarters, 14601 Ramsey Boulevard, Ramsey, MN 55303

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.

Saturday October 11, 1-4PM
Electric Car Day at the Works MuseumPlace: 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 BoulevardSt 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.
Place: Bakken Museum, 3537 Zenith Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55416
www.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
ttp://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.
Place: 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.
Place: Lebanon Hills Visitor Center, Lebanon Hills Regional Park, Eagan

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
ttp://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 Show
www.TwinCitiesAutoShow.com
This year we had a booth at the Twin Cities Auto Show to promote PEVs and charging infrastructure. We 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 MinnesotaMN 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 CapitolPlace: MN Capitol

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

ThursdayJanuary 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 AssociationSunday September 23, 2012 1:00-4:00PM

National Plug-In Day
​Place: Como Park
Next big event

MN State Fair, Eco Experience building display and owners panel
August 24 - September 4


We will have again a nice display at the Eco Experience building. We are presently planning to have a Chevrolet Bolt, a Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid PHEV, an ABB DC Fast Charging unit, a Level 2 EVSE and an interactive touchscreen charging station map. Naturally have also displays on how to power your driving with renewables.

We will do PEV Owners panel presentation at the Sustainability Stage Sunday, August 27, 2-3PM.

If you have any questions please contact the circle coordinator.​

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Educate

Learn

As PEV owners, we can make a difference by simply sharing our experiences with general public and key stake-holders. 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.

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


Meet

​MN Plug-In Vehicle Owners' Circle (MNPEVOC) 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.

MNPEVOC provides a forum to meet with other PEV owners, share your experiences, ask questions and just enjoy the company. People have many reasons to shift to driving electric and it is good to learn from different viewpoints. Meetings are also a great place to see all the new cars.

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

1/30/2015 Xcel proposes low-cost, off-peak rates for plug-in cars​http://www.startribune.com/business/290353581.html

8/11/2014 Interview: Electric vehicle owner Susie Kukkonen of Saint Paul loves driving with less impact​www.cleanenergyresourceteams.org/blog/interview-electric-vehicle-owner-susie-kukkonen-saint-paul-loves-driving-less-impact

December 31, 2014  Captain Awesome drives electric, of course!
https://evchels.wordpress.com/author/evchels/

Here is a some video footage from our National Drive Electric Week - Twin Cities event 2014 (Video credit: Brian Short)

January 08, 2014 Electric Car Drivers Report Impact from Extreme Cold
​www.plugincars.com/electric-car-drivers-report-cold-weather-impact-129218.html

June 24, 2014 Twin Cities electric-car owners are putting the brakes on gas,
http://www.startribune.com/local/264509281.html#g9Ph8hoOvmSc3IXv.97

8/11/2014 Interview: EV owner Jim Beecher of St. Louis Park kicked gas a year ago and hasn't looked back.
http://www.cleanenergyresourceteams.org/blog/interview-ev-owner-jim-beecher-st-louis-park-kicked-gas-year-ago-and-hasnt-looked-back

09/18/2014 Kick the tires on electric vehicles at the National Drive Electric Week event at the Minnesota State Capitol
http://www.cleanenergyresourceteams.org/blog/kick-tires-electric-vehicles-national-drive-electric-week-event-minnesota-state-capitol

10/25/2014 Tesla Model S Owners Unite To Offer Law-Skirting Test Drives In Iowa ​​http://insideevs.com/tesla-model-s-owners-unite-offer-law-skirting-test-drives-iowa/

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

Media stories featuring our members:

​​PlugInConnect

8/11/2014 Interview: Stuart Rauvola of Stillwater drives electric, powered by solar
http://www.cleanenergyresourceteams.org/blog/interview-stuart-rauvola-stillwater-drives-electric-powered-solar

18/11/2014 Interview: Electric vehicle owner Sam Villella of Blaine enjoys performance, economy, and independence
http://www.cleanenergyresourceteams.org/blog/interview-electric-vehicle-owner-sam-villella-blaine-enjoys-performance-economy-and

10/1/2014 Charge and drive: A Brooklyn Park man’s electric commute
 http://www.twelve.tv/news/newsitem.aspx?newsid=1458&newsitemid=25556

Quick answer links:
Which PEVs are available in MN:www.pluginconnect.com/mnpevmodels.html
I’m ready to buy a PEV, who should I talk to:
www.EVSalesPro.com
I would like to talk with existing owners:www.pluginconnect.com/mnpevowners.html
How can my utility company help:www.MNCharging.org
I live in an apartment building or a condominium: www.MultiHousingCharging.com
How could I get charging at my workplace:www.WorkplaceCharging.com
How can I find public charging:www.PlugShare.com

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8/11/2014 Interview: Abram Isaacs of Minneapolis shares all about leasing an electric vehicle
http://www.cleanenergyresourceteams.org/blog/interview-abram-isaacs-minneapolis-shares-all-about-leasing-electric-vehicle

9/1/2014 Apple Valley couple enjoys many benefits of driving electric vehicle ​http://www.dakotaelectric.com/news-events/newsletters/circuits/0914circ1​

8/11/2014 Interview: Electric vehicle owner Brad Benn of Edina drives smart, likes the torque
http://www.cleanenergyresourceteams.org/blog/interview-electric-vehicle-owner-brad-benn-edina-drives-smart-likes-torque​

Events, stories and materials: (Click pictures below to learn more)

2/1/2015 Fast charger puts Connexus Energy on the Electric Vehicles map. 
https://www.connexusenergy.com/files/1014/2289/3638/February_15_Customer_Newsletter.pdf

8/11/2014 Interview: Electric vehicle owner Paul Wicklund of Brooklyn Park is saving big on fuel costs
http://www.cleanenergyresourceteams.org/blog/interview-electric-vehicle-owner-paul-wicklund-brooklyn-park-saving-big-fuel-costs