Minnesota Power to provide 20 electric vehicle charging stations to business customers
Minnesota Power, an ALLETE company, announced Monday that it will donate 20 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations to business customers for installation at their sites and provide up to $1,500 for each business for installation.
The initiative is part of Minnesota Power’s EnergyForward plan. The company will select the recipients of the chargers based on location and the suitability of each site for the program.
Minnesota Power will provide the selected companies with a free charger valued at about $5,000 and will rebate participants for installation expenses up to 80 percent of the cost with a maximum rebate of $1,500 per business.
“We see more EVs on the road every day because they are fun to drive, economical to operate and offer a great way to reduce carbon emissions,” Frank Frederickson, Minnesota Power vice president of customer experience, said. “We are excited to offer our support to expand the charging network in our region for Minnesota Power customers and visitors. We’re even more excited that these chargers will fuel EVs with our safe, reliable, and affordable power that is 30 percent renewable now and soon to be 50 percent renewable by 2021.”