New EV charger opens on co-op lines

New EV charger opens on co-op lines

October 12, 2017

The North Shore electric highway.

STURGEON LAKE, Minn. — The newest electric vehicle fast-charger, the charger that completes Minnesota’s all-electric highway from the Twin Cities to the North Shore, will be unveiled Wednesday, Oct. 18, at 11:00 a.m. in Sturgeon Lake., Minn.  Officials from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA), ZEF Energy, Lake Country Power, Great River Energy and Doc’s Sports Bar & Grill, will be on hand to cut the ribbon to mark the history-making occasion.

The fast-charging EV charger completes the link that allows travelers in electric vehicles to recharge quickly at various points along the way to the scenic North Shore of Lake Superior. It also provides a convenient stop for EV owners while grabbing a bite to eat at Doc’s Sports Bar & Grill at Sturgeon Lake, just off Interstate 35.

ZEF Energy, the owner of the Level 3 DC fast charger, worked with the MPCA, GRE, LCP and Doc’s to complete the final EV charging link between Duluth and the Twin Cities. ZEF Energy has a fleet of fast chargers covering the I-35 corridor. This charging station provides electric car drivers with an important link on their travels along I-35 to and from the Twin Cities.

Several EVs, including the Chevy Bolt, will be on site for the ribbon cutting ceremony. The media is welcome to test drive.

Event Details – High-speed DC Fast Charger Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

  • Date: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 
  • Time:  11:00 a.m.
  • Location:  34427 Majestic Pine Drive, Sturgeon Lake, MN

Please contact Tami Zaun at 218-326-7152 for more information or to arrange interview opportunities.

DC fast chargers offer drivers the fastest and most convenient charging option while traveling long distances. See image below:

Lake Country Power,, is a Touchstone Energy® cooperative serving parts of eight counties in northeastern Minnesota. The rural electric cooperative provides services to nearly 43,000 members and has offices located in Grand Rapids, Kettle River and Mountain Iron.

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