Why Own an EV?

Affordable to run

  • The average driver will save between $4,000 – $5,000 in fuel costs over the course of five years.
  • EVs have lower maintenance costs since you can avoid oil changes, cooling system flushes, transmission servicing, air filter changes, spark plugs, drive belts, and more!
  • Tax incentives can reduce the purchase price.

Range & accessibility

  • Depending on the model, many EVs can go over 200 or even 300 miles on a single charge.
  • There are over 21,000 public charging stations in the U.S.


  • EVs are structurally sound and often at the top of their class in terms of crash and safety ratings.
  • Provide a smoother, quieter ride.

Already Own An EV?

Dakota Electric offers three voluntary options for charging your EV at home as well as a rebate of $500 to assist with the cost of installing a charging circuit on the storage or time-of-use programs.


Offers members the lowest cost available to charge their EV. Charging occurs during the off-peak hours of 11 p.m. – 7 a.m. Learn more about our Metered EV Storage Program.


Available for members to charge their EV at any time of day. Members are charged lower rates during the off-peak hours of 9 p.m. – 8 a.m. Learn more about our Metered EV Time-of-Use Program.


Virtual Metered EV Charging Program

Charging your EV at home just got easier! Dakota Electric now offers a virtual metered EV charging program for members who want to participate without needing to install another meter. Learn more about our new Virtual Metered EV Charging Program.

Contact an Energy Expert today at 651-463-6243.

*As reported in 2023 annual EV filing.