Archive for February, 2017

Tesla Model 3 Slated for Second Half of 2017 as Model S and Model X Sales Reach Record Highs
02.23.2017 - by John U'Ren
Tesla Model 3 Slated for Second Half of 2017 as Model S and Model X Sales Reach Record Highs

Tesla is gearing up for full rate production and delivery of the 2017 Model 3 in the second half of this year.  The Model 3 is currently in low-rate initial production for testing/prototype purposes while the manufacturing tooling is being installed at both the Fremont Factory and Gigafactory 1.  Concurrently,

02.08.2017 - by John U'Ren
Automotive Writer Makes the Switch to EVs

This week we feature a guest post from Steve Schaefer, who has written a weekly automotive column for 25 years, testing more than 1,200 cars. Now, he’s focusing on electric cars and hybrids. Steve recently took delivery of a 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV – his first electric car. As an

Ask the EV Experts: Is It Safe to Charge My Electric Car in the Rain?
02.07.2017 - by John U'Ren
Ask the EV Experts: Is It Safe to Charge My Electric Car in the Rain?

In our latest episode of Ask the EV Experts, we answer a question from Kyle in Utah. Have a question of your own? Post it on Facebook, Tweet at us or email us at info@pluginamerica.org #AskTheEVExpert Question: “Is it safe to charge my electric car in the rain?” Answer: Yes! We

02.07.2017 - by Marc Geller
Electric Auto Association: 50 Year Anniversary

Marc Geller Special for The Driver’s Seat Blog The Electric Auto Association is turning 50 this year! Since our founding in San Jose, CA in 1967, the membership of EAA, which spans the nation, has demonstrated that electric vehicles can be built and function with existing technology. Our membership converted

Plug-In Trucks Are Coming to Your Town! Yes, Electric Trucks, and Buses, Too.
02.05.2017 - by Mary Kathryn Campbell
Plug-In Trucks Are Coming to Your Town! Yes, Electric Trucks, and Buses, Too.

Mike Ippoliti, Special to In The Driver’s Seat Blog We all are hearing lots about plug-in electric cars, but there is now a great deal happening in the world of trucks, buses and other heavier vehicles. Larger vehicles like trucks have a much bigger impact on the environment, as individual

What Does Real Leadership Look Like?
02.05.2017 - by Joel Levin
What Does Real Leadership Look Like?

With all of the uncertainty coming from Washington the past few weeks, one very significant announcement failed to get much news coverage. Mary Nichols, Chair of the California Air Resources Board, speaking at the annual VerdeXchange conference in Los Angeles, announced that California was pursuing a goal of 100% light-duty,

02.03.2017 - by John U'Ren
Bill Nye…the EV Guy!

Bill Nye, a long-time electric car advocate, recently picked up his “Kinetic Blue” Chevy Bolt EV and agrees with us – the Chevy Bolt is a game changer. In a recent interview with Green Car Reports’ John Voelcker, Nye lauded the Bolt as “head and shoulders above the rest” of