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Minnesota Approves Reduced-Rate EV Charging Hours

ev-chargingThe Minnesota Public Utilities Commission has requested reduced rates for off-peak electric vehicle (EV) charging.

The rates, once enacted by the state’s three utilities, could reduce the cost of charging an EV by 40 percent during nighttime hours.  The PUC estimates there are 3,000 EV owners throughout the state.

One of the utilities, Xcel Energy, will offer EV-owner customers a $25 gift card if they sign up for the utility’s all-renewables option.  Minnesota renewables is made up largely of wind power, which is plentiful and inexpensive at night.

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