Archive for May, 2016

EV Excellence Awards at the California State Science Fair
05.27.2016 - by MK Campbell
EV Excellence Awards at the California State Science Fair

This year at the annual California State Science Fair one of our directors, Jay Friendland, judged 940 projects and awarded a total of four students with the Plug In America EV Excellence Award. These students won because of their projects’ innovation and relevance to Electric Vehicle (EV) technology. The first

Scientific American Misses the Mark on Electric Vehicles
05.25.2016 - by Joel Levin
Scientific American Misses the Mark on Electric Vehicles

Last month, David Biello wrote an article in Scientific American entitled “Electric Cars Are Not Necessarily Clean.” Biello found that electric vehicles (EVs) “are only as good as the electricity that charges them” and concluded that their environmental benefit is modest at best. Unfortunately, he entirely missed the true beauty

Ten Things I Discovered When I Got an Electric Car
05.06.2016 - by Joel Levin
Ten Things I Discovered When I Got an Electric Car

1. Merging onto the highway can be the best part of the trip. The ability of an electric motor to give maximum torque from low speeds completely changes the experience of zipping onto a fast-moving highway. This is one EV secret that no one talks about. 2. Everyone is curious