Fair offers opportunity to kick the tires on fresh crop of electric vehicles

Two people sit inside a car on display at the Minnesota State Fair
Two fairgoers check out a Ford Mustang Mach-E at the Minnesota State Fair.
Megan Burks | MPR News

Just past the 4-H building at the Minnesota State Fair, there’s a fresh crop — of vehicles. This year, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and Xcel Energy are displaying the latest electric vehicles, from the Ford F150 Lightning and Mustang Mach-E to the now-ubiquitous Tesla. And they’re not behind velvet ropes. Fairgoers are encouraged to get behind the wheel, look under the hood, and kick the tires — and that’s just what Climate Cast did this week.

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Eco Experience building at Minnesota State Fair
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency displayed electric vehicle in the Eco Building during the 2022 Minnesota State Fair.
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