Xcel Energy Sponsors Evie Carshare

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Xcel Energy has made a commitment of “driving toward an electric future” in the communities it serves. For over a decade, HOURCAR has been partnering with Xcel to bring clean transportation options to the Twin Cities. In 2011, Xcel helped HOURCAR add the first plug-in hybrid electric vehicles to our fleet. More recently, Xcel committed $4 million to construct the EV Spot Network charging stations. Now, we’re happy to announce that Xcel Energy has signed on as an official sponsor of Evie Carshare.

“As part of our vision to be a net-zero energy provider by 2050, we’re ambitiously driving toward a goal to enable one out of five vehicles to be electric by 2030, helping customers save $1 billion annually on fuel by that year and delivering cleaner air for everyone. Our vision is to deliver zero-carbon fuel for all vehicles in the states we serve by 2050.

Our growing portfolio of EV programs, innovative solutions, robust support and charging infrastructure aims to accelerate the future of zero-carbon transportation.”

Part of the EV Spot Network, Evie Carshare launched in May 2022 as America’s largest 100% renewably-powered, municipally-owned, free-floating, all-electric carshare service. Growing to provide over 170 shared vehicles in communities across Saint Paul and Minneapolis, Evie is here to make the air cleaner, the community closer, and the future even brighter.

Evie Carshare 2026 Equity Target Goals:


Total Use by BIPOC Members

To help achieve this goal, all new members are emailed a census along with their approval notification. From time to time, we also email members who haven’t completed the census for their data. 

Data received is held privately and is not shared publically. So if you receive an email to complete, please do so. 


Total Use by Very Low-Income Members

Very low-income members are defined by those who self-certify during their application process for meeting the Access PLUS certification requirements. Those who choose the Access PLUS plan but haven’t self-certified are asked to complete a form or are transferred off of the Access PLUS plan. 


Total Use by Very-Low BIPOC Members

This data is the combination of the other two goals. HOURCAR, operator of Evie Carshare, compiles data and releases it annually to the cities of Saint Paul and Minneapolis.

Any/all private information provided in the census is private and is not shared. 

Xcel Energy supports efforts to increase access to electric vehicles in underserved communities. Xcel has been a key partner in the development of the EV Spot Network and Evie Carshare, and we’re thrilled to continue building on this partnership.