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What is Advanced Clean Cars and why does it matter?
05.13.2022 - by Alexia Melendez Martineau
What is Advanced Clean Cars and why does it matter?

Advanced Clean Cars, also known as Clean Cars Standards, is a set of standards designed to put more zero-emission vehicles on the road and improve air quality. These standards are created by the California Air Resources Board (CARB), but have since also been adopted by 17 other states, including Nevada,

The time has come to get off petroleum
04.29.2022 - by Joel Levin
The time has come to get off petroleum

The Global EV Drivers’ Alliance, comprised of EV driver associations in nearly 40 countries around the world, including Plug In America, has released the following statement: We need to speak the truth. The Russian war against Ukraine is being paid for by exports of oil and gas, just like all

Plug In America remembers Kathy Lynch
04.18.2022 - by Jay Friedland
Plug In America remembers Kathy Lynch

There are no words to adequately describe the kind and brilliantly effective persuasion that Kathy Lynch, our long-time partner in advocacy for Plug In America, brought when lobbying for all EV drivers in California. And there are no words that can adequately describe the deep and profound loss we feel

Improving fuel economy is good, but not enough
04.15.2022 - by Plug In America
Improving fuel economy is good, but not enough

On March 31, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reversed the Trump administration’s actions by issuing more stringent fuel economy standards for light-duty vehicle model years 2024 to 2026. Plug In America commends the administration for making internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles more fuel-efficient. This is an important step in

What does record investment in EVs mean for job growth?
04.15.2022 - by Derrick Vargas
What does record investment in EVs mean for job growth?

As electric vehicles gain popularity and automakers invest billions of dollars, they are bringing new jobs and economic growth to communities across the United States. With more people transitioning to EVs, more jobs are being created to build out infrastructure such as factories and EV charging networks. Given that there

With massive purchase of gasoline-fueled delivery fleet, USPS reaffirms commitment to “classic” technology
04.01.2022 - by Plug In America
With massive purchase of gasoline-fueled delivery fleet, USPS reaffirms commitment to “classic” technology

New mail trucks to be equipped with 8-track tape players, rotary dial phones and manual hand-crank windows Across the U.S., more and more companies are transitioning their fleets to modern electric vehicles. Bucking that trend, the United States Postal Service has chosen to double down on more traditional technology with

The origins of NDEW and DEED
03.25.2022 - by Zan Dubin-Scott
The origins of NDEW and DEED

Plug In America watchers know that Drive Electric Earth Day (DEED), celebrated for the entire month of April, is an extension of September’s National Drive Electric Week (NDEW). But how did NDEW come about? It all started with President Barack Obama and, as DEED begins, we’re taking the opportunity to

03.24.2022 - by Noah Barnes
Welcome new Plug In America team members

Plug In America is growing! To meet the increasing demand for electric vehicles, we are excited to welcome five new staff members to our team. Chelsea Alexander, Director of Development   Sydney Frazier-Flores, Program Assistant   Alexia Melendez Martineau, Policy Manager   Rosa Mitsumasu Scotti, Program Manager   Derrick Vargas,

Buying an EV amid high demand and supply chain issues
03.24.2022 - by Derrick Vargas
Buying an EV amid high demand and supply chain issues

With record-setting gasoline prices across the nation, an increasing number of drivers are considering EVs. Searches for new plug-in hybrid and all-electric vehicles are at record levels, increasing by over 60% since the beginning of March according to a report by MarketWatch. However, as the global supply chain faces new

Plug In America partnering with National Automobile Dealers Association to train dealers nationwide
03.11.2022 - by Plug In America
Plug In America partnering with National Automobile Dealers Association to train dealers nationwide

On March 11, at the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Show in Las Vegas, Plug In America announced that it is partnering with NADA and the Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE) to educate franchised auto dealerships nationwide on electric vehicles. This will greatly improve the EV buying experience and make