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Finding an electric vehicle charging station is now easier throughout the Twin Cities with the newly installed car-charging stations, dubbed “EV Spots.” This network of mostly on-street electric vehicle (EV) chargers will include 4-6 on-street parking spots with two charging ports dedicated to Evie Carshare charging only and the others dedicated to public charging. When completed, the first phase of network installation will include 70 stations, totaling 140 charging opportunities for public charging.
These 70 spots have been strategically located throughout the twin cities, 38 of them are located in Saint Paul and 32 in Minneapolis. The EV Spot Network uses 100% renewable electricity through Xcel’s Windsource program, allowing zero carbon emission fueling for EV owners in Saint Paul. Transportation has been identified as a high-impact sector of emission generation in Saint Paul's Climate Action and Resilience Plan, so by adjusting fuel type to electricity generated from wind power, the EV Spot Network supports the goals outlined in the plan.
Much of the EV Spot Network was commissioned during 2022 - see the chart below to track progress of the network.
The first half of 2023 brought more charger installations, with some construction and material availability delays. Though these delays have impacted Phase 1 completion, the chart above shows consistent addition of charge ports to the EV Spot Network. The project team hopes that 2023 will bring the completion of Phase 1 of the project, bringing the total available EV Spot Network Charge Port count to 140 by the end of the year.
Summary and contacts
Electric Vehicle Program Coordinator
City of Saint Paul