FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 28, 2021
Noah Barnes, Plug In America
Minnesota is the first state in the Midwest to adopt clean car standards
LOS ANGELES—Plug In America applauds the state of Minnesota and Gov. Tim Walz for adopting the clean car standards, which require that automakers sell zero-emission vehicles in the state. The law will significantly increase the number of electric vehicles (EVs) available to Minnesotans, giving them greater consumer choice.
This makes Minnesota the first state in the Midwest and the 15th state in the nation to pass such a standard. The program is the single biggest policy driver of EV adoption and has led to higher EV sales in the states that have adopted it.
In response, Plug In America Executive Director Joel Levin said:
“Consumers want electric vehicles because they offer lower fuel and maintenance costs, a better driving experience, and cleaner air. However, far too often, they cannot access the more than 50 models of EVs available across the U.S. The clean car standards will ensure that Minnesotans can find the best EV for their family and confidently transition to driving electric.
This move will also reduce the air pollution that all Minnesotans breathe, improving public health, and create good jobs in the manufacturing and energy sectors. The clean car standards are a win-win for all and we applaud Gov. Tim Walz for championing them. We look forward to other states stepping up for their citizens by adopting the clean car standards as well.”
About Plug In America
Plug In America is the nation’s leading independent consumer voice for accelerating the use of plug-in electric vehicles in the United States. Formed as a non-profit in 2008, Plug In America provides practical, objective information collected from our coalition of plug-in vehicle drivers, through public outreach and education, policy work and a range of technical advisory services. Our expertise represents the world’s deepest pool of experience of driving and living with plug-in vehicles. We drive electric. You can too. PlugInAmerica.org