The Minnesota Clean Cities Coalition/American Lung Association has been awarded funding from the US Department of Energy to demonstrate medium-duty and heavy-duty electric vehicles in Minnesota, under a program we call COOL EVs (Cold-Weather Operation, Observation and Learning Electric Vehicles). We are currently looking for an additional fleet partner interested in deploying one or two medium-duty fully-electric vehicles.

  • Funding support: up to 50% of the purchase price of the electric vehicle and its charging equipment, with a maximum grant of $95,000 per vehicle.
  • Technical assistance: optimizing vehicle use, routing, and charging.

Vehicles will need to be selected in 2021 and deployed in service in 2022. Data sharing will continue through 2023. Fully electric vehicle must be from a commercially-available, on-road advanced technology and be a medium-, or heavy-duty vehicle. Original equipment manufacturer (OEM) factory-produced vehicles must be new. Vehicles must be certified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and/or the California Air Resources Board and meet applicable Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards for on- road use.

If you would like to discuss this fleet vehicle opportunity with us, please complete the form below by August 31, 2021. If you have any questions, contact Lisa Thurstin.

Current Fleet Overview

1. Approximately how many vehicles are in your current fleet?

Light Duty

Medium Duty

Heavy Duty

2. Which fuels do you currently use (select all that apply)?

Electric Vehicle Plans

3. How familiar are you with electric vehicles? *
4. Do you know what type of electric vehicle you would like to add to your fleet?

6. For the electric vehicle type(s) or routes you are considering:

ii. How many days of use in a typical week?
iii. How long would the vehicle typically remain parked?

Location and Utility Information

9. Have you talked with this utility about electric vehicles at your site?