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It's true that electric vehicles (EVs) can be expensive upfront. Thankfully, there are federal and state incentives like rebates and tax credits to make EVs more financially appealing.

But what state EV incentive programs are in place in Minnesota?

Let’s see what current incentives are available in your area and whether or not you qualify for them.

Last Updated: January 2024

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What EV Incentives Are Available in Minnesota?

Minnesota recently became one of the more EV-friendly states in the Midwest, with incentives for electric vehicles at the time of buying and post-purchase.

The North Star State's programs apply to both new and used EV purchases, bringing them in line with incentives available at the federal level.

Incentives for Purchasing an EV in Minnesota

Minnesota now offers incentives for the purchase of both new and used electric vehicles. Specific requirements are still to be confirmed, but the following purchase incentives will be in place for future EV buyers in Minnesota:

  • A $2,500 rebate for buying a new electric vehicle with MSRP below $55,000.
  • A $600 rebate for buying a used electric vehicle with MSRP below $25,000.

As the price caps are in line with federal incentives for vehicles other than trucks and SUVs, Minnesotans will often be able to combine the two. This equates to $10,000 in combined incentives for qualifying models purchased new, or up to $4,600 off the sales price of a used EV.

Other EV Incentives Offered in Minnesota

There are several notable post-purchase EV incentives available in Minnesota. These include:

  • Runestone Electric Association provides rebates of up to $500 to residential customers who install level 2 home charging. The organization also offers time-of-use (TOU) rates for customers to access cheaper charging during off-peak hours.
  • Minnesota Power gives residential customers a $500 rebate for the purchase of a Level 2 EV charging station. Enrollment in the company's TOU plan is required for customers to be eligible.
  • Connexus Energy offers its residential customers a rebate of up to $500 toward the installation of a qualified Level 2 EV charging station. This rebate may rise when the equipment is paired with other Conexus Energy incentives. Eligible applicants must also enroll in dedicated EV charging plan with the company.
  • Dakota Electric Association (DEA) also offers up to $500 for either level 1 or level 2 charging equipment and special TOU rates, though the equipment must be sub-metered to a separate circuit for use monitoring.
  • Lake Region Electric Cooperative (LREC) has the same offer as DEA above in place for its customers. Learn more via their ChargeWise site.
  • Otter Tail Power Company has a $400 rebate in place for its customers to install level 2 EV charging at home.

Visit our EV community on Facebook to connect with other electric vehicle owners in your area and find out if specific offers are available.

Now that you know what electric vehicle incentives are available in Minnesota, what else do you need to know about making the switch to all-electric transportation?

Read our guidance on how to prepare for an EV to make sure the models you’re considering will meet your real-world driving needs!

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there incentives for purchasing an electric vehicle in Minnesota?

Yes, there are new state-level incentives in place when you purchase an EV in the state of Minnesota. New EV buyers can receive $2,500 in rebates from the state, while used EV buyers can access $600. For further savings, stack this state offer with federal incentives and browse our picks for the best deals on EVs.

Are there additional fees for purchasing an electric vehicle in Minnesota?

Yes, there are additional fees to pay when you purchase an EV in the state of Minnesota. A $75 registration fee is charged to make up for the tax revenue lost now that you will no longer buy gasoline or diesel.

Does sales tax apply when I buy an EV in Minnesota?

Sales tax is applied to electric vehicle purchases in Minnesota at the same rate as traditional combustion vehicles. Visit our resource page to find the vehicle sales tax in Minnesota.