By owning or leasing a new electric vehicle, you can benefit from many incentives including tax credits, toll discounts, and rebates in addition to savings from not paying for gas and other maintenance costs associated with internal combustion engines.
Electric Vehicles (EVs) have three main types:
Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV)
Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEV)
Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEV)
A large battery that stores electric energy that powers the motor
An internal combustion engine and electric motor using energy from a medium-sized battery. Some can travel over 40 miles on pure electric power before needing to burn fuel.
An internal combustion engine and electric motor using energy from a smaller battery; runs on conventional or alternative fuel. Limited electric-only range.
How to charge/fuel
Plug into an electric power source
Plug into an electric power source to charge the battery for maximum electric-only range; fill up at a gas station to refuel the gas tank.
Fill up at a gas station to refuel the gas tank. The battery is typically charged by the internal combustion engine working like a gas-powered generator, and by the electric motor recouping electricity while the car is slowing down.
Nissan Leaf, Chevrolet Bolt, Tesla Model 3
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid
Federal Tax Credit, $2,500 - $7,500 Tax credit for the purchase of a new plug-in electric drive motor vehicle. Credit amount depends on the car’s battery capacity, and the total number of electric vehicles sold by the vehicle manufacturer.
MnPass/E-ZPass EV Incentive, $125 - $250 The State of Minnesota will grant MnPASS toll credits to people who purchase or lease a new or used electric vehicle between November 1, 2019 and October 31, 2022.
Consider charging up your EV with renewable energy! If you sign up for Windsource or other renewable energy sources through your Xcel Energy account, you can opt to have some or all of your household energy usage (including charging your electric vehicle) come from renewable sources.
MN EV Owners group – Connect with owners of electric vehicles, find informational events to attend and resources to learn more about EV technology.
MN EV Owners Facebook group – Chat with EV owners and enthusiasts, learn about group drives and meetups, and can also be a good resource to find used EVs.
How Our Community is Driving Forward with Electric Vehicles
The City of Roseville is proud to be a Minnesota GreenStep City that supports clean transportation. By bringing one electric vehicle into our city fleet and actively exploring options to add additional EVs and charging stations, our city is committed to reducing our greenhouse gas emissions and meeting the goals of our Energy Action Plan.