In a push to help get more electric cars on the road, downtown Minneapolis will soon see up to 25 electric vehicle chargers installed.
The Ways and Means Committee, a Minneapolis City Council committee, approved the $220,000 federal grant. This grant is a combined effort with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.
Minneapolis would pay $55,000 in matching funds, pending approval by the full council Friday.
The Minnesota Daily revealed thirteen stations are planned for the A Ramp while four are planned for the B Ramp — both near Target Field. Eight other stations will see the light, four are expected to be installed at the Jerry Haaf Memorial Ramp near City Hall and four at the Leamington Parking Ramp near the downtown Hilton.
The total number of stations is subject to change.
“It’s the story of which came first, the chicken or the egg?” declared ReGo Electric Conversions general manager Garrett Ferderber to Jessica Lee of the Minnesota Daily.
Based in Minneapolis, ReGo is a business dedicated to converting existing hybrid vehicles into plug-in hybrid vehicles.