Archive for April, 2018

EV legislation updates from the Northeast
04.26.2018 - by Katherine Stainken
EV legislation updates from the Northeast

Plug in America is excited to have a new full-time staff member in Boston, Peter O’Connor, who is working on the ground to advance plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) legislation in the Northeast. Here are a few highlights. New Jersey The Garden State has multiple PEV bills moving through the legislature.

California reduces HOV lane access for EVs
04.26.2018 - by Katherine Stainken
California reduces HOV lane access for EVs

Access to HOV lanes in California has been a powerful non-financial incentive that helps drivers make the switch to a plug-in electric vehicle (PEV). Nevertheless, California amended its HOV lane policy so that decals are now only eligible to remain on the PEVs for three years, after which the PEV

Host your own Electric Driveway Party
04.19.2018 - by Kylie Morgan
Host your own Electric Driveway Party

Do you have a new electric car? If so, it’s party time! Specifically, you should consider hosting an Electric Driveway Party. Here’s the basic idea: park your car (and other local plug-ins, if you can get them) in your driveway, and invite anybody and everybody. Friends, neighbors, coworkers, family. Don’t

PlugStar is making EV shopping easier
04.09.2018 - by Noah Barnes
PlugStar is making EV shopping easier

Buying your first EV can be a daunting experience. Will an EV even work for me? Which car is best for my needs? How will I charge it? How much will the electricity cost? And what incentives will I get? Often, shoppers will take these questions to the car dealer,

What does the EPA’s announcement on fuel efficiency standards mean for EVs?
04.05.2018 - by Katherine Stainken
What does the EPA’s announcement on fuel efficiency standards mean for EVs?

Last week, the Environmental Protection Agency took a huge step backwards by weakening fuel efficiency standards. What does this mean for the electric car market? First, this announcement will set off a new round of collecting evidence, comments, and hearings through a public stakeholder process, which will take some time

The last frontier goes electric
04.05.2018 - by Noah Barnes
The last frontier goes electric

Residents of Alaska, a state better known for its oil industry, are increasingly switching to electric vehicles. The state benefits from an abundance of hydroelectric power, while gas prices are among the highest in the nation, making EVs a particularly attractive option for utilizing resources and saving money. Additionally, Alaska

New team members at Plug In America
04.05.2018 - by Noah Barnes
New team members at Plug In America

We are excited to introduce four new staff members that recently joined the Plug In America team! Kathryn Urquhart, program manager for consumer engagement, is helping manage our PlugStar EV dealer program. She comes to PIA with 10 years of experience focusing on the confluence of transportation policies, environmental policies,