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  • Mayflower Church 106 East Diamond Lake Road Minneapolis, MN, 55419 United States (map)

Electric Vehicles, Solar and Residential Storage

According to the latest survey from AAA, one in five Americans say they are likely to buy an electric car for their next new vehicle and last month over 55% of vehicles sold in Norway were electric. A few years ago we had to choose from just half a dozen PEV models, but now we have 25 PEV models available in the Midwest.

Public charging infrastructure networks are growing fast and utility companies are getting involved. So transportation electrification is really happening. In this presentation I will talk about how the EV revolution is happening here in Minnesota, and also share some experiences on how residential solar and storage work with EV charging.

  Jukka Kukkonen   Founder of PlugInConnect

Jukka Kukkonen

Founder of PlugInConnect

Jukka Kukkonen is the founder of PlugInConnect, a Minnesota based electric vehicle market and technology consulting firm. He has helped organizations to build successful strategies for the rapidly developing PEV market in the areas of apartment, condominium, workplace and DC fast charging. Jukka has given dozens of EV presentations and workshops since 2010. He has trained various stakeholders from architects and auto salespeople to utility company personnel and public utility commission staff. In 2012 he started the MN PEV Owners Circle that has grown to become one of the largest and most active regional plug-in vehicle owner groups in the nation.  In 2012, Jukka was honored with a Certificate of Recognition from Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton's office for his work with the EV market in Minnesota, and in 2013 he received the Sustainable St Paul Award.

Earlier Event: April 30
Midwest Solar Expo
Later Event: May 19
Solar Boat Regatta