An administrative law judge has given the go-ahead for Minnesota to join 14 other states and Washington DC in bringing more EVs to the public. The Clean Cars Minnesota standards have two goals — to reduce carbon emissions and increase the choices Minnesotans have when shopping for new vehicles.
Minnesota needs to meet its goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent by 2025 and 80 percent by 2050. However, we missed our target in 2015 and are not on track to meet future goals either.
Transportation is currently the largest source of climate-changing pollution in Minnesota, and represents our greatest opportunity to reduce emissions. Light-and medium-duty vehicles produce more than half of all transportation emissions in Minnesota. Minnesota also has set a goal for 20 percent of all passenger vehicles in the state to be electric by 2030. Bold goals require bold action.