Archive for March, 2017

03.28.2017 - by MK Campbell
Q&A with EVmatch: Airbnb for EV Charging

The sharing economy has infiltrated electric cars on a few fronts. Recent launches of car sharing services in the Southern California region – such as Maven, General Motors’ service which will feature all-electric Bolts and WaiveCar in Santa Monica, which offers 2 hours free in a Chevy Spark to drivers

Who Saved the Electric Car?
03.28.2017 - by Joel Levin
Who Saved the Electric Car?

Last Friday, the California Air Resources Board met in Riverside and unanimously decided to follow the recommendations of its staff to continue the Zero Emissions Vehicle (ZEV) Program as planned, without any changes, through 2025—despite repeats of the old complaints from some in the auto industry that there is no

EV Driver, Mom Offers Emotional Plea to California Regulators
03.27.2017 - by Mary Kathryn Campbell
EV Driver, Mom Offers Emotional Plea to California Regulators

Michelle Pierce, an EV advocate and mom, offered this moving plea to the California Air Resources Board at their mid-term review of the Zero Emissions Vehicle mandate. Reprinted here with permission from the author. Watch the meeting’s broadcast archive here. Michelle Pierce’s remarks begin at approximately 3:05. — When I

03.27.2017 - by Mary Kathryn Campbell
We’re Hiring: Communications Intern

Communications Intern Job Type: Paid, Part-Time, Temporary Position Location: Los Angeles (Mid-Wilshire) Primary Responsibilities Plug In America, a national non-profit which serves as the voice of the electric car driver, is seeking an engaged and passionate intern looking to develop skills in environmental advocacy, community engagement, writing and communication. The

03.22.2017 - by John U'Ren
Press Release: WallyPark Premier (LAX) is 1st All Electric Depot

Travelers who park at Los Angeles International Airport will be taking all-electric shuttle buses from WallyPark’s lots to catch their flights. As we noted last month, medium- and heavy-duty vehicles are becoming electrified, with deployments in transit districts and fleets throughout the U.S. PRESS RELEASE: Phoenix Motorcars Deploys All Electric

03.17.2017 - by John U'Ren
A Growing Trend: Electric Car Sales on the Rise

Electric car sales have experienced a significant increase over the past few months.  In December of 2016, almost 25,000 plug-in cars were sold, shattering the previous monthly record of almost 15,000 from August 2016.  In the first three months of this year, over 40,000 cars were sold (10,597 in January,

Are You Feeling Lucky? Enter to Win a Free Charging Station
03.08.2017 - by Mary Kathryn Campbell
Are You Feeling Lucky? Enter to Win a Free Charging Station

Sign up to lead a Drive Electric Week celebration in your neighborhood by 3/17, St Patrick’s Day, and be entered to win a ClipperCreek charging station. Many thanks to generous donor, ClipperCreek. Learn more about National Drive Electric Week.

Are You Gonna Pay for That? A Response to EV Road Usage Fees
03.07.2017 - by Katherine Stainken
Are You Gonna Pay for That? A Response to EV Road Usage Fees

Since the start of the new year, Plug in America has been alerted to a number of bills in states that would impose road usage fees for EVs. As reported this week by the New York Times, fees are cropping up throughout the country. Just when EVs are starting to