Twin Cities ranks 24th nationally for EV-friendliness


The Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington metropolitan area ranks 24th nationally for EV-friendliness, mainly prompted by a strong EV ownership mindset, the overall favorable infrastructure, the growing availability of charging stations in rental buildings and affordable fuel costs. 
At state-level, Minnesota is the 20th best state for electric car uptake, with more than 23,900 registered EVs.
Recently, StorageCafe conducted a study to identify the best-equipped metro areas for EVs.
StorageCafe rated over 100 metropolitan areas based on 17 key metrics such as the number of EVs, availability of public chargers, price of electricity (expressed as an eGallon), dedicated highway systems (HOV and HOT lanes), condition of roads, clean energy, EV insurance costs and local incentives.
While California may be the poster child for electric vehicle (EV) adoption, there are other cities quietly making significant strides towards an electric future. The Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington metropolitan area is on track to getting a reputation for being EV-friendly and now ranks 24th among the best places to own an electric vehicle.
Here are a few key findings about the Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington metropolitan area:
• The metro area saw an impressive 40% year-over-year increase in electric vehicles in 2021, with over 15,200 EVs on the streets.
• Minneapolis can boast that 89.8% of its public transportation runs on clean fuel and more than 3.9% of its lane mileage is dedicated to high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) highways.
• The metro is also picking up the pace in providing the right infrastructure to stimulate EV uptake. There are now 0.3 public charging stations per 1,000 households. Moreover, renters also have greater convenience these days, as nearly 3.6% of apartment buildings offer charging stations.
• With an eGallon costing roughly $1.2 and insurance rates averaging around $160 per month, owning an electric car in Minneapolis is not only environmentally friendly but also affordable.

Find the full report, together with how experts answered some questions about the current infrastructure and electric car proliferation, here:


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