Education is one of the most powerful tools that utilities use to break down misconceptions about electric vehicles (EVs) and get people to start thinking about transitioning away from traditional gas-powered cars.
This year’s Twin Cities Auto Show provided an opportunity for Great River Energy to take part in a discussion about the future of EVs in front of a live audience at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. David Ranallo, Great River Energy’s director of culture, communications, marketing and member services, spoke on behalf of electric cooperatives at the panel which was moderated by the Auto Show’s EV spokesperson Paul Douglas.
Attendees heard from Ranallo along with representatives from Xcel Energy, the Minnesota Dealers Association, EV owners and even a professional driver. Auto Show-goers also had the option to test drive more than a dozen EV options during the event’s weeklong run.