Plug-in electric vehicle sales are increasing every year and the technology is developing fast. As more all-electric car models hit the marketplace, and electric car drivers look for places to charge at their destinations, it is a crucial time for community leaders to plan ahead.
Join us for a workshop to learn more about electric vehicles, and the charging infrastructure Mankato will need to serve residents and visitors now and in the future.
1:00 PM Introductions and expectations
1:20 PM Electric vehicle technology and market—present and future
2:00 PM Electric vehicle charging infrastructure technology
2:30 PM How do people charge their electric vehicles?
3:00 PM What can our region do? What kind of infrastructure and where?
3:30 PM Meeting adjourns to visit existing/potential charging station locations
This workshop will be facilitated by Jukka Kukkonen, the founder of PlugInConnect, a Minnesota based electric vehicle market and technology consulting firm. He has helped organizations and communities build successful strategies for the rapidly developing electric vehicle market in the areas of apartment, condominium, workplace, and DC fast charging. Jukka has given dozens of electric vehicle presentations and workshops since 2010. Xcel Energy staff will be on hand with maps that will allow participants to determine if the areas identified as good charging station locations currently have sufficient power for the desired type of charger. We hope that you can join us.
The event free and open to the public, but registration is required.
Who should attend?
Anyone with an interest in electric transportation in Mankato, including people from local government, tourism, destinations (parks, shopping, attractions, etc.), businesses (lodging, restaurants, grocery stores), commercial property managers, apartment/condominium building owners, developers, sustainability managers from local colleges and companies, electric car owners, and others.
Questions? Contact Jukka Kukkonen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 651 428 3155.
This event is brought to you by Fresh Energy and PlugInConnect. Thank you to our meeting space sponsor the AmericInn Hotel and Conference Center Mankato. Event promotion partners are Xcel Energy, CERTs, Greater Mankato Growth, the Southcentral Minnesota Clean Energy Council, Minnesota State University, and Midwest EVOLVE.