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About the EV Spot Network

The EV Spot Network is a series of 70 renewably-powered curbside EV Spot Charging locations within Saint Paul and Minneapolis that offer public access to the new all-electric Evie carshare service and the EV spot electric charging stations.

This map shows EV Spot Network locations and the Evie carshare service area. Note that some locations are still being finalized and may be subject to change.

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Evie carshare service

Evie Carshare is a service of the City of Saint Paul operated by HOURCAR in a 35 square mile "Home Area" in Saint Paul and Minneapolis.

Similar to renting a car, using a car-sharing service lets you access a vehicle without having to own one. Unlike traditional car rentals, you can pick up one of many cars parked within the service area any time of day or night. Find available cars using the Evie/HOURCAR app on your smartphone.

Car-sharing makes car access a community resource, helping people save money, reducing air pollution, and lowering traffic congestion and parking demand in the area. For every car-sharing vehicle available in a community, the people of that community purchase 8 to 11 fewer cars than they did before. This lowers local air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions while protecting public health and helping slow climate change.

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EV Spot Charging for Personal Electric Vehicles)

Each EV Spot has two dedicated parking and charging spaces for personal vehicles and two spaces for Evie carshare vehicles. EV Spot Chargers are actively being installed throughout Saint Paul and Minneapolis. Stay tuned for exciting updates as the network grows! As chargers become available for the public, they will be visible on Plugshare.

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Our Partners

American Lung Association

American Lung Association works to reduce the impact of fuel and vehicle emissions on public health. As host of the Minnesota Clean Cities Coalition, part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Clean Cities program, the organization works to increase the use of electric vehicles and the availability of charging stations.

City of Minneapolis

The City of Minneapolis is working with the City of Saint Paul to help design this service and host the EV Spot Network in our two cities.

East Metro Strong

East Metro Strong is a public-private partnership of businesses, cities, and counties working together to bring more and better transit investment to the East Metro and catalyze job growth and economic development opportunities.


HOURCAR is a locally based non-profit that introduced carshare to the Twin Cities in 2005. HOURCAR operates over 70 hub-based vehicles throughout Minneapolis and Saint Paul with a variety of hybrid, gasoline, and electric powered vehicles to choose from. Trips are available as short as 30 minutes and as long as 3 days with reservations up to 6 months in advance. In late 2021, HOURCAR announced the Access PLUS plan, an income-based plan with self-certification acceptance. HOURCAR also operates the all-electric free-floating Evie Carshare service. 

Xcel Energy

Xcel Energy provides energy to millions of homes and businesses across eight Western and Midwestern states. The company is leading the clean energy transition across all the ways it powers people’s lives, from its vision to deliver 100% clean electricity by 2050 to reducing emissions from its natural gas service and making it more affordable and convenient to use electric transportation as it works toward powering 1.5 million EVs by 2030.  Xcel Energy’s annual Sustainability Report details its progress.


The Saint Paul Foundation, McKnight Foundation, 3M Gives, Xcel Energy, Otto Bremer Trust, Minneapolis Foundation (through its Climate Action & Racial Equity Fund), Metro CERT (Great Plains Institute), General Motors (through its Climate Equity Fund), and Energy Foundation, have all generously supported this project.

The Bloomberg Philanthropies American Cities Climate Challenge provided substantial resources, including the support of technical partners Delivery AssociatesElectrification CoalitionSylver Consulting, and Vision Flourish.  

This project is a recipient of Federal Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality funding via the Metropolitan Council's Regional Solicitation process, as well as a recipient of a Department of Energy's Office of Vehicle Technologies grant with the partnership of the Lung Association (under award number DE-EE0009217).

Project background information

For a draft map of EV Spot locations and the Evie service area, as well as site maps of each EV Spot location and project background and information, visit our project planning page.

Visit the project planning page

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Last Edited: May 6, 2024