Useful articles and blog posts:
Technology and market
Jukka Kukkonen, Shift2Electric I December 10, 2021
Here are 12 EV market trends for 2022 and beyond that I find important or interesting right now. There are a lot of other trends that could be listed here too, but this year I chose to highlight Read more...
Technology and market
Jukka Kukkonen, Shift2Electric I December 16, 2020
Fresh Energy is working toward a future where Minnesotans are driving electric cars powered by clean, renewable electricity, not oil and gas. This guide is for savvy consumers who are ready to change things and start driving better cars. Read more...
EV buyer stories
Fresh Energy team I September 9, 2019
Love scoring a good deal like our policy associate, Janiece Watts and her partner Alan? The Saint Paul duo are big fans of reducing, reusing, and recycling—they rarely buy new what can be had for cheap or free via online marketplaces. Looking for a more environmentally safe car than their much-loved Toyota Tacoma (“Taco” for short, after the “M” and “A” fell off the logo!), Janiece and Alan turned to Craig’s List to hunt for a used electric car. Read more...
Electric vehicles are great winter cars
Jukka Kukkonen | February 11, 2019
Winter is not the easiest season for getting around. Electric cars, like cars with internal combustion engines, function less efficiently in the cold. But while we accept and ignore the limitations of traditional vehicles, reports from groups like AAA misrepresent cold weather concerns about electric vehicles, fueling anxiety about vehicle range. The reality is, electric vehicles are great winter cars. Read more...
Utilities and dealers shifting the market
How Xcel plans to ice coal, cut carbon and charge cars!
Jeffrey Tomich, E&E News reporter Energywire: October 9, 2019
Xcel Energy Inc. CEO Ben Fowke thinks of the future this way: New investments in wind and solar power allow the utility to shut aging coal plants. And the resulting portfolio of carbon-free energy could save consumers money, benefit shareholders and underpin a transformative shift to electric cars.
"I can save you money and make the environment greener. It's pretty tough to say no to that," Fowke said.
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