The Minnesota Department of Transportation’s (MnDOT’s) 2017 Sustainability Report sets the goal of reducing GHG emissions from Minnesota’s transportation sector by 30 percent from 2005 levels by 2025. Light-duty vehicles generate the majority of transportation GHGs in the state. While federal fuel economy standards will lower emissions in the future, electrifying light duty vehicles is an important strategy to meet the goal.
Much has changed in the electric vehicle (EV) landscape in the last two years with more automakers making large commitments to eliminate gasoline vehicles in the future, more EVs on the market, and a new federal administration with large EV goals. MnDOT is now looking for input on Minnesota’s EV strategic plan that will set the state up for success as the EV landscape continues to evolve, all while working to meet the state’s climate and public health goals.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation invites the public to attend one or more virtual public engagement sessions it is hosting between May 17-26, 2021 to gather input about Minnesota’s EV strategic plan. Learn more and attend MnDOT’s informational meetings:
These sessions review all strategies broadly, which are designed with an equity forward approach.
- Tuesday, May 18, 5:00-6:30 pm CT | Register here
- Thursday, May 20, 6:30-8:00 pm CT | Register here
- Saturday, May 22, 9:30-11:00am CT | Register here
These sessions will dive a bit deeper into specific categories as noted below. You do not need to attend a General Session to attend a Topic-specific Session.