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An NEV is an electric vehicle that has three or four wheels and is capable of achieving speeds between 20 miles per hours (mph) and 25 mph on a paved level surface. An NEV must be titled according to state law and may be operated on public streets and highways if it meets all equipment and vehicle safety requirements in Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations, section 571.500, and successor requirements. An NEV may not operate on a roadway with a speed limit greater than 35 mph, except to cross that roadway. A road authority may prohibit or further restrict the operation of NEVs on any street or highway under the road authority's jurisdiction. (Reference Minnesota Statutes 169.011 and 169.224)
A medium-speed EV is defined as a four-wheeled motor vehicle powered by electricity that is equipped with a roll cage or a crushproof body design and is capable of achieving a maximum speed of 35 miles per hour (mph) on a paved, level surface. Except with respect to maximum speed, a medium-speed EV must meet or exceed regulations in Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations, section 571.500, and successor requirements. A medium-speed EV may not operate on a roadway with a speed limit greater than 35 mph, except to cross that roadway. A road authority may prohibit or further restrict the operation of medium-speed EVs on any street or highway under the road authority's jurisdiction. (Reference Minnesota Statutes 169.011 and 169.224)
A motor vehicle equipped with idle reduction or emissions reduction technology may exceed the maximum gross vehicle weight and axle weight limits by up to 550 pounds (lbs.) to compensate for the additional weight of the technology.
NGVs may exceed the state's gross vehicle and axle weight limits by the amount of weight calculated as provided under Code of Federal Regulations Title 23, section 127(s), not to exceed 2,000 lbs.
The vehicle operator must provide documentation or demonstrate that the vehicle meets these requirements.
(Reference Minnesota Statutes 169.824)
Dakota Electric members enrolled in the ChargeWise program receive a reduced rate for the electricity used to charge PEVs between specified off-peak hours. Installation of a ChargeWise circuit is required.
Dakota Electric also offers a rebate of up to $500 for the installation of Level 1 or Level 2 electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE).
For more information, visit the Dakota Electric ChargeWise website.
Connexus Energy offers reduced electric rates to residential customers in their service territory who charge PEVs. To participate, customers may contact their own electrician or Connexus Energy's electrician to install the metering equipment. The meter must be permitted and inspected. For more information, see the Conexus Energy Electric Vehicle page.
Connexus Energy offers a $500 rebate to residential customers toward the installation of a qualified Level 2 EVSE. Eligible applicants must enroll in a time-of-use rate. For more information, see the Conexus Energy Electric Vehicle page.
EVs are subject to an additional registration fee of $75. (Reference Minnesota Statutes 168.013).
Xcel Energy offers two rate options to qualified residential customers for charging PEVs. The Electric Vehicle (EV) Rate and the Time-of-Day Plan are optional and require a separate meter. For rate information, including how to qualify, see Xcel Energy's EV Rate Options page.
Great River Energy's Revolt initiative offers the ability to power a PEV with 100% wind energy for the lifetime of the vehicle. The program requires no additional cost, however standard or off-peak rates still apply for the electricity used.
Xcel Energy offers a pilot program for residential customers who own or lease a PEV. The program provides discounted Level 2 electric vehicle supply equipment, installation, and charging costs. Enrollment is currently closed but additional applications will be put on a waitlist (verified July 2019). For more information, see the Xcel Energy EV Service Pilot website.