Today, Minnesota officially became the newest clean cars state when Governor Tim Walz signed Clean Cars Minnesota into law.
Every day, Minnesotans drive more than 123 million miles—the distance from Earth to the sun, and halfway back again. These miles add up to a massive amount of greenhouse gas emissions, making cars and trucks the number one source of climate pollution for the transportation sector in our state. While Minnesota is working to curb the number of vehicle miles traveled by increasing investments in electrification and in public transit, bicycle, and pedestrian infrastructure, more must be done to reduce the emissions from vehicles on the road. That’s where clean car standards come into play.
Join Fresh Energy and Shift2Electric for a presentation on the technology behind the shift to electric vehicles, models available, and charging.
In spite of a split-control legislature, 2021 has been an incredibly impactful year for energy at the State Capitol with significant investments in solar energy, policy support for a just and equitable transition, innovative decarbonization strategies, and more.
This ruling clears the last major hurdle to final adoption of Clean Cars Minnesota in the coming months.
Clean Cars Minnesota is a crucial step to building a cleaner and healthier transportation system in Minnesota.