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Exclusive Offer: Power your EV with 100% wind energy

Wind Energy Promotion

We're taking a bold step— doing something no energy provider has ever done.

We're offering you an opportunity to power your electric vehicle with 100% wind energy, for the lifetime of that vehicle, at no extra cost. You'll still have to pay for the energy you use, but you'll be able to do so knowing that when you go electric, you'll always be going green.

STEP 1: Buy or lease an EV.
If you already have one, skip to step 2.

STEP 2: Complete the form, it's only one page.
Download the form.

STEP 3: Submit the completed form.

What if I'm not ready to get
an electric vehicle?

That's OK. The upgrade is
available until December 31,
2016—plenty of time to
consider adding an EV like
me to your garage.

How do I know I'm getting
100% wind energy?

A fair question. I'll try to keep it simple. Energy comes from all kinds of sources; wind, natural gas, coal and so on. Once it hits the grid, there's no way of telling where it came from. However, when renewable energy is added to the mix, a renewable energy credit (REC) is created that embodies all of the environmental benefits of that energy. When you claim your upgrade, we'll dedicate wind energy RECs on your behalf, completely offsetting the energy used to power your electric vehicle.

How much is the
promotion worth?

An average EV like me requires about 4,000 kilowatt-hours a year to get around. So to be certain we're covering your energy needs, we'll be dedicating 5,000 kilowatt-hours a year for the lifetime or lease of your vehicle. If you own your vehicle, that could be up to 50,000 kWh upgraded to wind energy for free. Great, right?

About Revolt

What is Revolt?

So glad you asked. Revolt is a groundbreaking initiative to make EVs a thing of today. It's powered by Great River Energy and your electric cooperative.

What does Revolt mean right now? It means powering your electric vehicle with 100% wind energy at no extra cost. What does Revolt mean for tomorrow and beyond? It means we're working hard to build a more sustainable EV future.

Who is Great River Energy?

You're on this site, so I'll assume you're a member of one of our 28 member-owner co-ops. Great River Energy is the not-for-profit electric co-op, owned by those co-ops, that generates and transmits electricity for members like you. Members that live in the outer-ring suburbs of the Twin Cities, up to the Arrowhead region of Minnesota and down to the farmland region in the Southwest of the state. The Great River Energy website does a brilliant job in making sense of it all. Learn more.


Here's the nitty gritty.

  • What EVs are eligible for this promotion?
    The vehicle must be a plug-in electric vehicle (PEV). PEVs come in all shapes and sizes. However, they can easily be grouped into two categories. Both are included in the promotion.

    • PEV

      These are the pure breeds. They're all electric, all the time. Not a gas tank in the bunch.

    • PHEV

      Plug-in hybrids. They're the multi-taskers, running on both gas and electricity.

  • What EVs are not eligible for this promotion?

    • HEVs (Hybrid Electric Vehicles) that have a gas tank and no plug are not eligible. They charge through regenerative braking and by drawing power from the engine.

  • How much does it cost me to participate?

    If you've purchased or leased a plug-in electric vehicle or plug-in hybrid electric vehicle, it costs you nothing more to participate in the program.

  • Do I get free energy through this promotion?

    The program allows you to upgrade your energy to renewable energy at no additional cost. Standard or off-peak rates still apply for the electricity you use.

  • I already have an EV. Can I get mine powered 100% by renewables?

    Yes, we'd love to offer you the same great benefit. Thanks for being an early adopter of this great technology!

  • What if I have multiple EVs?

    The more the merrier! A household can have up to four electric vehicles in this program.

  • Do I need to install a wind turbine, solar panels or any other renewable source at my home?

    No, that's the beauty of Revolt. We are providing wind energy to you through our investments as a generation and transmission cooperative. This means you can support renewable energy and the development of more in our portfolio's future without having to build anything.

  • Is there a special charger I need to use to charge my EV using renewable sources?

    No, renewable sources are already part of the mix of generation that goes to any of your outlets. We're dedicating additional renewables to completely cover the electricity that your EV uses for its lifetime.

  • How do I know my EV is being powered by 100% renewables?

    The average vehicle uses about 4,000 kilowatt-hours (kWhs) of electricity a year. To be sure you're covered, we're dedicating 5,000 kWhs of renewable energy a year for 10 years to make sure all of your driving is green. If you lease your vehicle, for three years.

  • What kind of renewable sources will be powering my EV?

    Currently, we are backing this offer entirely with wind energy.

  • Who do I contact to get more information on this program?

    Contact your local cooperative or for questions or more information on this program.

  • Where can I learn more about EVs?

    For more information on electric vehicles or if you are considering purchasing one, check out the U.S. Department of Energy's Plug-In Electric Vehicle Handbook For Consumers.

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