In this webinar, presented live on December 7, 2022, we learned more about the best practices for becoming an equitable EV-Smart Community.
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- EV Smart Program
- Sign up!
- More information
- Drive Electric Minnesota Resources
- Becoming EV Ready
- Charging Guidance For Communities
- Educate your Community
- Cities Charging Ahead Review
- City Resource Database
- MnDOT Electric Vehicle Dashboard
- Minnesota Public Utilities Commission - Electric vehicle registrations by electric utility service territory
- Leech Lake strengthens sustainability framework with new guidance
- Case Study: The Red Wing, MN DC Fast Charger
- EVs in the Twin Cities: Woodbury
- Metropolitan Council, Metro Transit introduce microtransit service in North Minneapolis (Mass Transit)
- EV owners in and around Rochester see a boost in charging, vehicle options (Post Bulletin)
Best Practice Actions related to this topic:
- 2.2: Integrate green building and EV charging best practices information and assistance into the .
- 2.3: Implement an for residential and/or commercial buildings.
- 2.7: Customize a model that includes the SB 2030 energy standard and adopt the language to govern private renovation projects.
- 3.3: Adopt a sustainable building ; include the SB 2030 energy standard; adopt language governing new development projects.
- 3.4: Provide a financial or other who build new buildings that utilize the SB 2030 energy standard and/or a green building framework.
- 6.5: Adopt and objectives in the comprehensive plan or in a separate policy document, and include transportation recommendations such as becoming an EV-ready city.
- for at least one highway/auto-oriented corridor/cluster.Establish
- , zoning for auto-oriented commercial districts at the sub-urban edge and/or in tightly defined and smaller urban development corridors/nodes that have some bike/walk/transit access.Adopt development policies for
- 11.1: Adopt a or a living streets policy, which addresses landscaping and stormwater.
- 11.3: in compliance with the city's complete streets policy.
- 13.2: Right-size/down-size the city fleet with the most fuel-efficient vehicles that are of an optimal size and capacity for their intended functions.
- 13.3: Phase-in operational changes, equipment changes including electric vehicles, and no-idling practices for city or local transit fleets.
- 14.1: Reduce or eliminate add parking maximums; develop district parking; install meters and charge for parking at curb and city-owned lots/ramps.
- 18.7: Document that the , of at least one park building used an asset management tool, the SB 2030 energy standard, or a green building framework.
- 23.5: Install, assist with and promote publicly available EV charging stations or public fueling stations for alternative fuel vehicles.
- 25.6: Promote under a local, regional or national program.
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