Category Archives: Electric vehicles

All-electric road trip: Stearns County to Salt Lake City

Stearns Electric Association sent two Minnesota millennials on a cross-country electric vehicle (EV) expedition to gain the hands-on experience needed to remain the trusted source of energy information for member-owners. Traveling over 1,200 miles in rural America, Amanda Groethe and Whitney Ditlevson, Stearns Electric’s communication team, kept an extensive driving log, collecting data for research, […]

Auto Show goes electric

Great River Energy was proud to welcome auto enthusiasts to the Electric Room at the 45th Annual Twin Cities Auto Show held March 10-18 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. The Electric Room featured the latest technology in plug-in electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, and debuted Electric Car-aoke – a Chevrolet Bolt EV version of […]

Electric vehicle charging census conducted

University of Michigan researchers recently identified more than 16,000 electric vehicle (EV) public charging stations in the United States, and nearly 43,000 EV home chargers, compared with about 112,000 gas stations. China, meanwhile, boasted 190,000 EV charging points, with plans in place to expand the network to 800,000

100 percent wind energy continues for electric cars

A program that fuels electric vehicles with wind energy will continue for cooperative members who choose to drive electric. Revolt, a first-of-its-kind program that allows electric vehicle (EV) owners to further support the use of renewable energy, will continue through the end of 2018. When a member claims the upgrade, Great River Energy dedicates wind […]

The great Minnesota road trip, electrified

Minnesota’s first electric corridor is paving the route for electric vehicle owners to experience the North Shore in ways they have never been able to before. From the Twin Cities to Tettegouche State Park and all of the places in between, it’s possible to go farther than ever in an electric vehicle as charging stations […]

Reaching members at the fair

Great River Energy continued its presence at the Great Minnesota Get-Together this year with a sponsorship of the Milk Run 5k event and by promoting its battery electric school bus pilot program at the Eco Experience building and in parades around the fairgrounds. The Minnesota State Fair brings people from around the state together in […]