In 2021, MPCA sought applications for grant money to replace heavy-duty diesel vehicles with electric or other, cleaner models. Funding was split into two pools:
- $3.5 million to support organizations making the switch to electric vehicles/equipment
- $1.7 million to fund new vehicles powered by diesel, propane, natural gas, and fuel/electric hybrids
Awardees have been selected and notified. Names will be posted once funds are received from the Trustee and all contracts are signed.
In 2019, MPCA offered $1.5 million in grants to exclusively fund new, all-electric replacements for heavy-duty diesel vehicles and equipment in Minnesota. The heavy-duty electric grant provided key financial assistance to businesses and organizations that want to invest in new all-electric technology.
|Grantee||Funded vehicle||Grant award||Total cost|
|Delta||All-electric tow tractor||$100,000||Metro|
|Eastern Carver County School District||All-electric school bus||$100,000||Metro|
|Stolt Trucking||(3) All-electric Class 8 semi tractors||$300,000||Greater Minn.|