Supporting members through education, training, and networking
MEA Energy Association recognizes that electric vehicles will significantly impact the electric grid related to infrastructure, load growth and demand patterns, utility roles, etc. The technological evolution associated with electric vehicles has the potential to disrupt the current electric grid models, as they continue to grow as an overall share of the transportation market. MEA understands that electric vehicles are a growth opportunity for electric energy delivery companies, and we want to be able to assist where needed.
Our ambition is to help you do your job more efficiently and effectively by sharing the most relevant EV information. In that spirit, we are offering educational webinars centered around EV and the energy industry.
Get notifications about electric offerings through MEA and gain access to the online community by signing in to your MEA profile — simply select Electric Vehicles as an area of interest on your account tab.
Recording | December 2022: The State of Electric Vehicles
Panel discussion their companies are currently and where they hope to be in the future regarding electric vehicles.
Panelists: Erik Lundeen of Black Hills Energy | Sixto Fernandez of Consumers Energy | Brodie Ayers of Xcel Energy
Electric vehicles (EVs)* have improved considerably over the past few years and with these improvements, their benefits have grown as well. Not only are they cleaner for the planet and environment, but they help save on fuel and maintenance costs. Today’s models can drive farther on a single charge and have impressive speed and performance. Several options can go from zero to 60 mph in a few seconds. And best of all, prices have come down, making EVs an affordable option for nearly everyone.
*Electric vehicle refers to cars that plug in.
- Electric Vehicle Association
The Electric Vehicle Association (formerly the Electric Auto Association) is North America’s leading volunteer organization that accelerates the adoption of electric vehicles by supporting its 100 chapters and thousands of members as they educate their communities about the benefits of driving electric.
- Energy Wise MN
Energy Wise MN proudly helps members of electric cooperatives across Minnesota and Western Wisconsin save energy and use electricity wisely at home and work.
- Alternative Fuels Data Center’s Incentive Page
Find federal and state laws and incentives for alternative fuels and vehicles, air quality, fuel efficiency, and other transportation-related topics.
- National Electric Highway Coalition
The National Electric Highway Coalition (NEHC) is a collaboration among electric companies that are committed to providing electric vehicle (EV) fast charging stations that will allow the public to drive EVs with confidence along major U.S. travel corridors by the end of 2023. The NEHC is the largest such alliance of electric companies that have organized around the common goal of deploying EV fast charging infrastructure to support the growing number of EVs and to help ensure that the transition to EVs is seamless for drivers.
To date, EEI’s member companies have invested more than $4 billion in customer programs and projects to deploy charging infrastructure and to accelerate electric transportation. As EV sales continue to grow, EEI estimates that we will need 140,000 EV fast charging ports, a more than ten-fold increase over today, to support the more than 26 million EVs projected to be on U.S. roads in 2030.
- Plug-in Cars
PlugShare is a free EV driver’s app for iOS, Android, and web, allowing users to find charging stations, leave reviews, and connect with other plug-in vehicle owners. It has the most accurate and complete public charging map worldwide, with stations from every major network in North America, Europe, and throughout much of the globe.
PlugShare is also home to the largest community of EV drivers in the world. Every day, drivers add more station locations, constantly making the app more comprehensive, powerful and accurate. From within the app, users check-in when they charge, sharing tips, comments, and photos of their charging experiences.
Thousands of drivers also list their personal home charging stations for public use on PlugShare, helping to fill the gaps in the charging infrastructure. These drivers have complete control over the times and terms of their station’s availability, how other members can contact them, and what personal information is displayed.
- Electric Drive Transportation Association
The Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA) is the trade association promoting battery, hybrid, plug-in hybrid and fuel cell electric drive technologies and infrastructure. EDTA conducts public policy advocacy, provides education and awareness, industry networking, and conferences.
- Electrification Coalition
The Electrification Coalition is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that develops and implements a broad set of strategies to facilitate the widespread adoption of electric vehicles to overcome the economic, public health, and national security challenges that stem from America’s dependence on oil. Our strategies include policy development, advocacy campaigns, consumer education, fleet electrification, cultivation of bipartisan support, support for charging infrastructure planning, EV supply chain development, and coalition building.
We’re working to electrify the way we move through projects and programs like the Electric Freight Consortium, American Cities Climate Challenge, State EV Policy Accelerator, Electrification Coalition Business Council, and Climate Mayors EV Purchasing Collaborative.
- EV World
EV World commenced publication officially on January 1, 1998. Our objective — then as now — is to provide a human face to the topic of sustainable transportation with a focus on the people and policy, as well product.
In the intervening two decades plus, EV World has interviewed hundreds of guests, published literally more than 30,000 articles and news releases, and literally reached millions of readers, listeners and viewers every year. In our small way, we trust that we helped contribute to the now steady electric vehicle revolution that is taking place in the transition away from fossil fuels and the internal combustion engine to cleaner, quieter, super-efficient and just plain more fun to drive electric vehicles of all shapes and sizes, from land-based to seaborne to airborne and even the odd Lunar and Martian rover.
- Go Electric Drive
GoElectricDrive (GoElectricDrive.org and GoElectricDrive.com) was established by the Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA) in 2012 to promote consumer awareness and education about electric transportation. Accelerate the Good is trademarked by the Electric Drive Transportation Association for use in our consumer education and other electrification efforts.
- Veloz - Electric For All
Veloz is a visionary nonprofit focused on accelerating the electric car movement through public awareness and education. Veloz works to fully realize the environmental and public health benefits of electric transportation and steer away from fossil fuels. Veloz powers the electric car movement with an innovative, compelling public message–“Electric For All”.
Electric For All is our premier consumer-facing program focused on accelerating Veloz’s goal of 100% electric vehicles (EVs) sold by 2035. Launched in October 2018, Electric For All brings together innovative consumer tools, time-saving resources and can’t-miss EV educational campaigns to help prospective EV owners understand their options to make the best choice for themselves, their communities and the environment.