Archive for November, 2016

The Electric Car Needs You
11.30.2016 - by Joel Levin
The Electric Car Needs You

Dear Friends, We stand at a moment of great uncertainty for the electric car. With the outcome of the election, we need your help and your commitment now more than ever. Plug In America has stood firm in its commitment to electric vehicles through a range of political climates; in

11.29.2016 - by Mary Kathryn Campbell
Meeting the Workplace Charging Challenge: You Can Do It Too!

Plug In America today announced it has met the Workplace Charging Challenge by installing a charging station for its employees and issued a call for other employers to follow suit. The US Department of Energy’s EV Everywhere program is building momentum among employers to install electric vehicle charging as an

Ask the EV Experts: To Plug or Not To Plug?
11.28.2016 - by John U'Ren
Ask the EV Experts: To Plug or Not To Plug?

Next up on our new series, Ask the EV Expert, we answer a question from Eileen in Connecticut. Have a question of your own? Post it on Facebook, Tweet at us or email us at info@pluginamerica.org #AskTheEVExpert I’m leaving town for a few weeks, and I have three questions! Question: Should

One Small Step for EVs, One Giant Leap for EV Customers
11.22.2016 - by Eric Cahill
One Small Step for EVs, One Giant Leap for EV Customers

Finally we are starting to see automakers, albeit just one to start with – Hyundai, try a more deliberate approach to retailing vehicles equipped with alternative powertrains like EVs. Hyundai’s forthcoming Ioniq, offered first as an EV and later as a plug-in hybrid EV, will feature what the automaker is

11.22.2016 - by Mary Kathryn Campbell
Plug In America Report Evaluates Methods for Utilities to Encourage EV Adoption

While some electric utilities in California have been prepping for years to support and expand the electric vehicle market, many are just getting started. As the nation’s leading independent consumer voice for accelerating the use of these clean vehicles, Plug In America supports the involvement of utilities in the  Plug-in

11.16.2016 - by Joel Levin
Electric Vehicles – 2017 and Beyond

Fighting for change has never been easy. Plug In America has stood firm in its commitment to electric vehicles through a range of political climates; in fair weather and foul. Over many years, we have pushed both Democratic and Republican administrations to be bold in their support of EVs. And

11.08.2016 - by John U'Ren
Ask the EV Experts: Recycling Batteries

Next up on our new series, Ask the EV Expert, we field a question from Frank in Massachusetts. Have a question of your own? Post it on Facebook, Tweet at us or email us at info@pluginamerica.org #AskTheEVExpert Many people have talked about the environmental impact of electric car batteries once they

The Internal Combustion Engine Car and the Horse-Drawn Carriage
11.02.2016 - by Joel Levin
The Internal Combustion Engine Car and the Horse-Drawn Carriage

  In 1898, the world’s first urban planning conference was held in New York City. It was largely devoted to the major urban environmental health problem of the day – horse manure. In the 1890’s, with horses as the primary means of transportation (as they had been since the time

11.01.2016 - by Mary Kathryn Campbell
Autonomous Cars or EVs? Why Not Both?

We’ve read a few pieces in recent weeks which seem to relish pitting autonomous vehicle technology against electric vehicles. One pundit even speculates that we should say “goodbye to EVs.” We see a false equivalency argument between the problems that the two technologies solve. Electrified drive trains offer cleaner air,