The Plug In America Blog

Tips for your summer EV road trip, part 1
05.09.2019 - by John U’Ren
Tips for your summer EV road trip, part 1

With summer around the corner, EV drivers across America will soon be taking to the roads in droves to head out on warm weather road trips. Taking a road trip in an electric car can be a much superior experience to a gas car—if you know what steps to take.

Plug In America demonstrates the power of EVs on Capitol Hill
05.09.2019 - by Noah Barnes
Plug In America demonstrates the power of EVs on Capitol Hill

On Thursday, May 2, Plug In America hosted the third annual Capitol Hill EV Ride & Drive for members of Congress and their staff, in partnership with the Senate Auto Caucus. The event included the latest models of plug-in vehicles and showed elected officials why driving electric is a better

Ask the candidates to commit to EVs
05.09.2019 - by Noah Barnes
Ask the candidates to commit to EVs

Plug In America has reached out to the declared presidential candidates, asking their views about electric vehicles and, specifically, if they will commit to a full transition of new plug-in electric cars and trucks by 2040. But you can help us get the candidates’ attention! Please reach out to the

EV production can be green too
04.12.2019 - by John U’Ren
EV production can be green too

With Earth Day right around the corner, let’s take a look at strides in the environmental sustainability of electric car manufacturing. This week, Audi showcased its new “green” factory in Brussels that is mass producing the Audi e-tron, an all-electric long-range SUV. This factory is on the forefront of automotive

Will the next president go all-electric?
03.28.2019 - by Joel Levin
Will the next president go all-electric?

We at Plug In America believe (as I am sure you do too), that the time has come for the United States to start seriously planning for the full transition to electric drive. Most major car-buying countries have already begun to plan for a phase-out of new ICE vehicles and

My used Chevy Volt rocks!
03.14.2019 - by Joel Levin
My used Chevy Volt rocks!

Our family just bought another EV—a gently used 2012 Chevy Volt—and we love it. That’s not to say that we love our 2015 LEAF any less, in the same way that you can love each of your children differently, without necessarily picking a favorite. We at Plug In America have

With so many new all-electric vehicles, what is the future of the plug-in hybrid?
03.12.2019 - by John U'Ren
With so many new all-electric vehicles, what is the future of the plug-in hybrid?

A quick look at the electric cars hitting dealerships this year reveals an interesting trend: they are long-range all-electrics. The number of upcoming plug-in hybrid electric models is dwarfed by this wave of all-electric long-range cars and SUVs. While many of them are high-performance luxury models, even affordable makes like

Support Plug In America and receive a Drive Electric Earth Day T-shirt
03.07.2019 - by Noah Barnes
Support Plug In America and receive a Drive Electric Earth Day T-shirt

For a limited time, supporters who donate $65 or $7/month can receive an exclusive T-shirt commemorating the first annual Drive Electric Earth Day. The shirt features the Drive Electric Earth Day logo on the front, plus a list of participating cities on the back. This is a great opportunity to

2050: All-electric cities
02.28.2019 - by John U'Ren
2050: All-electric cities

San Antonio is making headlines with its new climate action plan, which aims to phase out internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles by 2050, including all passenger and commercial vehicles. San Antonio isn’t the only city to consider such a ban; Paris, Madrid, Athens, London, and Copenhagen have all announced similar

Keeping the pressure on D.C.: Update on the federal EV tax credit
02.28.2019 - by Katherine Stainken
Keeping the pressure on D.C.: Update on the federal EV tax credit

As you may know, the $7,500 federal EV tax credit begins phasing out for an automaker’s vehicles once they have sold 200,000 electric vehicles. Tesla and GM have already hit that cap, while Nissan and Ford have surpassed the 100,000 mark. Plug In America continues to advocate for modifying the