Electric Vehicle Readiness Study

EV Readiness Survey


How familiar are you with electric vehicles? Do you own or have you considered buying an EV? We want to hear from you!

Residents in Cass and Clay counties are invited to provide feedback on the EV readiness survey. The results will help to inform local jurisdictions and other planning partners about current EV usage and awareness, as well as drive potential recommendations for future EV adoption in the region. The survey is open until Wednesday, May 1.

Click below to take the survey now!


EV Readiness Survey

Electric Vehicle Readiness Open House - April 17


Thank you to everyone who stopped by the Electric Vehicle Readiness Open House at the Sky Commons Conference Center on April 17. It was a great opportunity to listen to you and learn more about potential issues and opportunities as the Fargo-Moorhead metro area prepares for an anticipated growth in EV usage.


Project Background Information


Electric vehicles are gaining traction among consumers, governments, and automakers as battery prices fall and the benefits of EVs increase. In recent years, virtually every major automobile manufacturer has announced plans to transition to electric or plug-in hybrid vehicles. As cities and regions look to capitalize on the opportunity that EVs can bring, from lower maintenance costs for consumers to better air quality for residents, they also must lay the groundwork for their communities to become ‘EV-ready’.

Project Objective


The objective of this study is to ensure that the Fargo-Moorhead metropolitan area is EV-ready by developing a vision for electric vehicle readiness, identifying key partnerships and actionable strategies, and facilitating community support for EVs. It is envisioned that this study will provide local jurisdictions with a public understanding of EV feasibility, assist in identifying current and potential barriers to EV adoption, and inform cities, counties, and other planning partners on infrastructure-related best practices to meet current and future EV needs throughout the metropolitan area.

When complete, the study is envisioned to provide strategies and recommendations for cities and counties to consider including but not limited to: model policies, infrastructure and service needs, land use and zoning, parking, building and development codes, permitting and inspection processes, procurement, technical assistance and education, partnership opportunities, and funding.

This study will tie into recent National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) plans completed by NDDOT and MnDOT, including goals, strategies, and key takeaways identified in each plan. Additional guidance developed by the Joint Office of Energy and Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration will also be utilized as appropriate.