The Plug In America Blog

Scottsdale Building Codes Success Story
12.13.2022 - by Vanessa Warheit
Scottsdale Building Codes Success Story

We are thrilled to announce that the Scottsdale City Council voted last week to update their building codes with EV charging requirements for new construction. PIA Board Member Raejean Fellows gave passionate testimony at the City Council meeting (her testimony begins at 1 hour, 2 minutes), pointing out the many

Drive Electric Awards 2022, wrapped!
11.21.2022 - by Derrick Vargas
Drive Electric Awards 2022, wrapped!

Plug In America is proud to honor individuals, groups, and large organizations for their important work advancing EVs. We present the Drive Electric Awards to those nominated and recognized for their leadership each year, such as U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg for his work in advancing EV legislation

Vote YES on Prop 30!
10.25.2022 - by Ellie Peichel
Vote YES on Prop 30!

A vote for Proposition 30 is a vote for clean air in California. If passed, Prop. 30 will impose a small 1.75% personal income tax increase on only the wealthiest Californians (those making more than $2 million per year). This initiative will generate between $3.5 billion to $5 billion annually

What do the EV tax credit changes in the Inflation Reduction Act mean for you?
08.17.2022 - by Alexia Melendez Martineau
What do the EV tax credit changes in the Inflation Reduction Act mean for you?

What the new EV tax credits in the Inflation Reduction Act mean for you It’s been a big couple of weeks for electric vehicles. You may have heard about the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) which includes the new federal EV tax credit and has now been signed into law by

Inflation Reduction Act: We Did It!
08.12.2022 - by Joel Levin
Inflation Reduction Act: We Did It!

For more than a decade, Plug In America’s top policy priority has been to extend and expand the federal EV tax credits. This week, a bill to do just that was signed by President Biden. In some respects, the Inflation Reduction Act is less than we would have hoped for,

Calling all CA residents: Help us Pass SB1482!
08.12.2022 - by Vanessa Warheit
Calling all CA residents: Help us Pass SB1482!

The EV Charging for All Coalition (which includes Plug In America, Acterra, California Interfaith Power and Light, and many other organizations) is proud to co-sponsor a key bill, SB 1482 (Allen), to reduce barriers to the equitable adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) in California. Help us pass SB 1482 for

Update to Advanced Clean Cars II
08.12.2022 - by Ellie Peichel
Update to Advanced Clean Cars II

California regulators are fine-tuning a set of proposed draft rules that would ban the sale of gas and diesel vehicles by 2035. The proposed Advanced Clean Cars II Regulations (ACC II), if adopted, will tighten existing state regulations to reduce vehicle emissions under a wider range of conditions, ensure battery

Tips for purchasing a new EV amid a vehicle shortage
08.10.2022 - by Derrick Vargas
Tips for purchasing a new EV amid a vehicle shortage

With record-setting gasoline prices across the nation, many drivers are considering EVs for the first time. Searches for new plug-in hybrid and all-electric vehicles are at peak levels, increasing exponentially since energy prices began to soar in March 2022. Global supply chain challenges continue to limit the production of new

How is the transition to EVs coming along in Europe?
08.10.2022 - by Derrick Vargas
How is the transition to EVs coming along in Europe?

Over the past decade, consumer demand for electric vehicles (EVs) in the United States has increased exponentially, with consideration for EVs amongst prospective drivers reaching an all-time high. Accordingly, the federal government is investing in a national charging network to provide equitable access to EV charging across the country. Given

Speak up today for EV charging equity!
07.20.2022 - by Vanessa Warheit
Speak up today for EV charging equity!

Exciting news! Right now, we have a key opportunity to ensure equity for residents of apartments and condos in the next CALGreen building code cycle. Speak up today if you agree that California’s multi-family residents – who are more likely to be low-wealth, BIPOC, and/or more burdened with air pollution – deserve the same