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EV Spot Network: Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure

Description

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. The first phase of network installation will include 70 stations across Saint Paul and Minneapolis, totaling 140 charging opportunities for public charging, and another 140 for Evie Carshare support.

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 Renewable Energy 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 renewable power, the EV Spot Network supports the goals outlined in the plan.

Much of the EV Spot Network was commissioned during 2022 and 2023 - see the chart below to track progress of the network (Network includes EV Spot chargers in Saint Paul and Minneapolis).

Charge Sessions Through June 2024

The year 2023 brought several supply chain uncertainties, 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 the early months of 2024 will bring the completion of Phase 1 of the project, bringing the total available Public EV Spot Network Charge Port count in the City of Saint Paul to 76 by the end of the year. The chart below shows charging sessions in Saint Paul on the EV Spot network, both public and Evie Carshare sessions.

Saint Paul Charge Sessions and Energy Dispensed

Summary and contacts

Timeline

10/1/2021 → Continuous

Responsible organizations

Contact persons

  • Main contact person Erin Kayser
    Erin Kayser
    Electric Vehicle Program Coordinator
    City of Saint Paul
Information updated 07/10/2024