The Plug In America Blog

Air Resources Board takes steps to make gas car phase-out a law
06.15.2022 - by Derrick Vargas
Air Resources Board takes steps to make gas car phase-out a law

On June 9, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) held a hearing on the Advanced Clean Cars II program. The current Advanced Clean Cars program has been adopted by 17 other states but will end in 2025. Under this program, automakers must sell EVs in these states. Thank you to

After a long hiatus, EV test drive events are back
06.07.2022 - by Derrick Vargas
After a long hiatus, EV test drive events are back

For many years, Plug In America has been giving consumers the opportunity to test drive and learn about electric vehicles through National Drive Electric Week, Drive Electric Earth Day, and EV ride and drive events throughout the year. With the advent of COVID-19, we quickly pivoted and successfully transitioned nearly

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,