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About the EV Spot Network

The EV Spot Network is a series of 70 curbside hubs 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 draft map show EV Spot Network locations and the Evie carshare service area. Note that locations are still being finalized and some may be subject to change.


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Evie carshare service

HOURCAR has piloted Evie carshare with their existing members from mid-August to mid-September 2021. Look for more details coming soon about Evie carshare becoming more widely available.

Learn more about Evie carshare


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EV Spot electric car charging (for EV owners)

EV Spot electric car charging (for EV owners). Each EV Spot has two dedicated parking and charging spots for personal vehicles and two spots for Evie’s. EV Spots are currently under construction, with some locations going live in the fall of 2021.

Learn more about EV Spot electric car charging


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

Our Partners

HOURCAR

HOURCAR is a locally based non-profit that introduced car-share to the Twin Cities in 2005. They currently have over 60 hubs throughout Minneapolis and Saint Paul and 8 different car models to choose from -- including an electric plug-in Prius and pick-up trucks. Although most cars are used for short-term rental, some can be checked out for a weekend getaway. HOURCAR offers a variety of plans for individuals and businesses.

City of Minneapolis

The City of Minneapolis is working with the City of Saint Paul to help design this service and host charging hubs throughout 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.

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.

Funders

The Saint Paul Foundation, McKnight Foundation, 3M Gives, Otto Bremer Trust, Minneapolis Foundation (through its Climate Action & Racial Equity Fund), Metro CERT (Great Plains Institute), and Energy Foundation, have all generously supported this project, in addition to the Bloomberg Philanthropies American Cities Climate Challenge

This project is also 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 grant with the partnership of the Lung Association.

Last Edited: September 21, 2021