A hub for electric vehicle (EV) charging has been installed in Marshall near the Commercial area
in the Tall Grass Liquor parking lot. Under a grant from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
(MPCA), ZEF Energy Inc. (ZEF) has placed a 50 kW DC fast charger and two 11.5 kW Level 2
chargers for use by EV owners. In order to utilize the funds received by the State from the VW
settlement, the MPCA developed this program and selected ZEF to install, own, and manage the
equipment. In the first round of projects, 22 stations will be placed strategically around the
state. The Marshall EV station is the first of these projects to be placed in service with the St.
Cloud project to follow prior to the end of the month. The remaining 20 projects are to be
installed in the Spring and Summer of 2020. The public charging infrastructure will support the
expected increase in use of EVs by the general population.
The location of the Marshall EV site was chosen by ZEF due to its proximity to commercial
activity nearby which offers EV owners the opportunity to shop or dine while their vehicle is
This project was supported by both the City of Marshall and Marshall Municipal Utilities
(MMU). The City offered their parking lot property to be used as the charging site and MMU
provided electrical services to power the equipment.