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Washington fails to extend the federal EV tax credit; what’s next?
01.08.2020 - by Plug In America
Washington fails to extend the federal EV tax credit; what’s next?

Despite a flurry of activity in December and thousands of emails and phone calls to Congressional offices (thank you!), an extension of the federal EV tax credit was left out of the final federal spending bill. According to Senator Debbie Stabenow, it was left out due to “extreme resistance from

“Electrified” documentary explores the current state of electric vehicles
01.07.2020 - by Noah Barnes
“Electrified” documentary explores the current state of electric vehicles

Filmmaker Ryan Hunter recently released a 37-minute documentary that explores many aspects of electric vehicle adoption and includes interviews with Plug In America founders Chelsea Sexton and Paul Scott. The film can be viewed for free on YouTube now!  

New vehicles, new events, and policy battles in 2019
12.09.2019 - by Silvia Gonzalez
New vehicles, new events, and policy battles in 2019

This has been another successful year for the movement toward greater electric vehicle adoption. As 2019 is coming to an end, let’s take a look back at some of the notable moments for EVs and Plug In America. New EV models: long-range all-electrics Just one year ago, there were only

Tell your local Earth Day event to include electric vehicles
11.07.2019 - by Kylie Morgan
Tell your local Earth Day event to include electric vehicles

This April marks the 50th anniversary of the first Earth Day, a time to reflect on the devastating effects of climate change and celebrate the ways that we can protect our environment. Quite possibly, the single greatest action that an individual can take to reduce climate change is switching from

Drive Electric Arizona Awards honor organizations leading the electric vehicle transition
11.07.2019 - by Noah Barnes
Drive Electric Arizona Awards honor organizations leading the electric vehicle transition

On Tuesday, October 29, Plug In America honored four Arizona organizations that are leading the electric-vehicle transition in the state at the inaugural Drive Electric Arizona Awards. The awards were presented at the Arizona Transportation Electrification Forum, which brought together key players in Arizona’s growing electric-vehicle marketplace, including EV manufacturers, decision-makers,

New EPA and NHTSA rule could weaken EV sales
10.28.2019 - by Plug In America
New EPA and NHTSA rule could weaken EV sales

The federal government is rolling back fuel efficiency standards set by the Obama Administration and revoking California’s ability to set stricter vehicle emission standards, including the zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) mandate. On Friday, September 27, the Environmental Protection Agency and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration officially published the new Clean Car

Electric vehicles on display at auto shows
10.24.2019 - by Silvia Gonzalez
Electric vehicles on display at auto shows

Over the next several months, auto shows will be taking place across the country. This can be a great opportunity to see some of the electric vehicles available in your state. As the EV industry is gaining momentum, more auto shows are inclusive in showcasing EVs. The Plug In America

Real drivers review new 2019 EV models
10.24.2019 - by Noah Barnes
Real drivers review new 2019 EV models

This year, four new all-electric vehicles were released, the Audi e-tron, Hyundai Kona Electric, Jaguar I-PACE, and Kia Niro EV. Now that they have been on the market for several months, we asked our supporters that are driving these cars to share their experiences with these vehicles. Kia Niro EV

EV Support Program answers your questions, part 3
10.24.2019 - by Silvia Gonzalez
EV Support Program answers your questions, part 3

Earlier this year, Plug In America launched the EV Support Program, which provides assistance to those with questions about electric vehicles, charging, incentives, and more. Anyone may access this service one time for free, but supporters who donate at the bronze level or higher receive unlimited access. We’ve received numerous

PlugStar trains auto dealers, educates consumers
10.10.2019 - by Silvia Gonzalez
PlugStar trains auto dealers, educates consumers

PlugStar, Plug In America’s consumer and dealer engagement program, makes the EV shopping experience easier. On PlugStar.com, car buyers compare EVs, shop equipment and services, and connect with trained PlugStar dealers to make choosing an EV simple and pain free. Here are some helpful features on PlugStar.com to better enhance