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Where to charge your car: Electric-car "refueling" stations in the Twin Cities

A charging station at Saint Paul's RiverCentre
A charging station at Saint Paul's RiverCentre
Got an electric car? Planning to buy one?

In the coming months, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is working to install up to 76 electric car-charging stations throughout the metro area.

These will add to an already expanding network of electric car-charging infrastructure in Minneapolis and St. Paul. The $625,000 project has been made possible largely with federal funding, according to the agency’s Fran Crotty.

The project is part of a larger effort that began in the state several years ago with the coalition Drive Electric Minnesota. “It’s a totally new frontier, so it’s a matter of trying to get electric vehicle technology adopted so that it does become mainstream,” Crotty says.  

Anne Hunt, who works for the city of St. Paul, in Mayor Chris Coleman’s office, says that electric cars fit in with a number of the city’s sustainability goals. As one part of that, the city is trying to make its fleet more fuel-efficient, with light-duty trucks and cleaner fuels. “Electric vehicles are another example of trying to have cleaner transportation,” she says.   

With such volatile gas prices, electric cars “provide stability in prices,” she adds. On top of that, “Consumers want to know they’re doing their part to improve air quality." 

Here’s a list of electric car charging stations in St. Paul and Minneapolis, including some that are in planning stages. It’s a work in progress so let us know if you know of others that The Line should add to the list.

ST. PAUL

Block 19 Ramp
145 E. 7th St.
651-291-1981

Como Pavilion
1360 Lexington Pkwy. N.
888-758-4389

Como Park
1360 N. Lexington Pkwy.
888-758-4389

First National Bank Building
332 N. Minnesota St.
888-758-4389

Lawson Parking Ramp
10 W. 6th St.
651-224-1931

Lowertown Parking Ramp
316 Jackson St.
651-291-0523

Lowertown Ramp
344 Wabasha St. N.
651-291-0523

McMurray Fields
1155 Jessamine Ave. W.
888-758-4389 and 651-489 8470

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
500 Lafayette Rd. N.
651-296-6157

Ramsey County Courthouse
15 Kellogg Blvd. W.
888-758-4389

Saint Paul RiverCentre
175 Kellogg Blvd. W.
888-758-4389
 
Smith Avenue Parking Lot
145 Smith Ave.
888-758-4389

Spruce Tree Ramp
1600 University Ave. W.
888-758-4389

Sun Ray
2105 Wilson Ave.
888-758-4389
 
Union Depot
214 E. 4th St.
888-758-4389
 
Wacouta
Wacouta Aveneue near Kellogg Boulevard
888-758-4389
 
World Trade Center Parking Ramp
477 Cedar St.
651-224-8838

PLANNED  
State Capitol Lot W
14th and Jackson flat lot, Rice and University flat lot  

MINNEAPOLIS

Haaf Parking Ramp
424 4th St. S.
888-758-4389
 
Hennepin County Central Library Parking Ramp
300 Nicollet Mall
888-758-4389

Lunds Marketplace
1201 Hennepin Ave.
888-758-4389 or 612-379-5040

PLANNED
A Ramp
101 North 9th St.
612-333-9031

B Ramp
516 2nd Ave. N.
612-343-7275

Leamington Ramp
1001 2nd Ave. S.
612-332-8707

Anna Pratt is Development Editor of The Line.
 


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