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Residents charge electric cars in the city parking lot off Walnut Street in Owatonna. (Emily Kahnke/southernminn.com)

With gas prices at record highs, Minnesotans are looking to ditch gas guzzling vehicles in favor of more affordable models. Yet, while electric vehicles may be seen as the wave of the future, their time doesn’t appear to have come yet in Greater Minnesota.

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Harry Brown’s Family Automotive established one of the first electric charging stations in the area. Pictured, salesman Randy Beltran plugs one end of the charger into the electric car at Harry Brown’s lot in Faribault. (File photo/southerminn.com)

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A fast charger for electric vehicles at the University of Minnesota West Central Research and Outreach Center in Morris. (Photo courtesy of the West Central Research and Outreach Center)

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An electric vehicle receives a charge. (Photo by Marc Heckner on Unsplash)

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Owatonna has a few types of electric car chargers in town, including these Tesla-specific ones. (Emily Kahnke/southernminn.com)

Andrew Deziel is a freelance writer. Reach the editor at editor@apgsomn.com.

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