MPCA solicited applications for $170,000 in grants to help fund the purchase and installation of dual-port electric vehicle (EV) Level 2 charging stations in public places and workplace locations. Level 2 charging stations are ideally placed where drivers will be parked for at least 30 minutes, such as retail, restaurants, workplaces, or government buildings.
This grant incorporated an incentive to promote EV charging with clean, renewable energy. Applications will get extra points if the project adds power from a new solar array. The more solar added, the more points awarded.
Closed: Application deadline was Feb. 8, 2021
- Total funding: Approximately $170,000
- Maximum amount available for each Level 2 dual-port charging station: $7,500
- Maximum award per application: $105,000
The purpose of this grant is to increase use of EVs in place of gas- or diesel-powered cars to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and other harmful air pollution in the state. Smart investments in EV charging stations will support the growing use of EVs in Minnesota.