Welcome to Electric Nation, a program of Native Sun Community Power Development, a non-profit organization serving Tribal nations across the Northern United States. Our projects benefit members of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Red Lake Nation, and additional Native Nations in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, and Michigan. We are currently engaging with additional Tribes in all five states to plan and install EV chargers aligning with the unique needs and priorities of each community.

Increasing Access To Electric Vehicles

Electric Nation utilizes funding from the U.S Department of Energy to increase access to electric vehicles (EVs) and their charging stations, providing Native communities with equitable access to clean, affordable transportation. Our project partners include Native Sun Community Power Development, state agencies, regional electric utilities, Clean Cities coalitions, and major research universities.

Connecting Communities to destinations

By deploying commercial, passenger, and transit EVs, as well as related equipment, Electric Nation aims to test and demonstrate their efficacy in rural areas while catalyzing energy self-determination and creating new job opportunities. Our project will expand access to benefits of electrified transportation to more Tribal members while growing public familiarity with clean transportation options and establishing EV corridors connecting rural Reservations and multi-family communities to key medical, educational, and retail destinations.

A sustainable ecosystem

Through our sustainable ecosystem, Electric Nation will install 59 DC fast charging units on Reservations and their vital travel routes, as well as 78 Level 2 EV supply equipment points at community gathering sports, multi-family dwellings, Tribal colleges, and other destinations. We will deploy 16 light-duty electric vehicles, an electric shuttle, and two electric school buses while developing two new workforce training programs for Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and Red Lake Nation members

Join us in our mission to create a sustainable future for our planet and the people who call it home.