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Webinar – EV Batteries: An Overview of the Impacts and Solutions
08.03.2020 - by Plug In America
Webinar – EV Batteries: An Overview of the Impacts and Solutions

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EV movies and TV shows available for streaming
07.30.2020 - by Silvia Gonzalez
EV movies and TV shows available for streaming

Summer is looking a little different this year, with many vacation plans canceled. We are all looking for fun things to do while staying home. Why not have an electric vehicle (EV) streaming day? We have compiled a list below of movies and TV shows that highlight EVs. If you

Looking back: Plug In America’s public service announcements
07.30.2020 - by Plug In America
Looking back: Plug In America’s public service announcements

Ten years ago, Plug In America volunteers created several public service announcements to promote the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs). In these light-hearted videos, they bring to life the benefits of EVs, compared to gas-powered vehicles. In a brilliant analogy, they compared the use of a gas-powered cellphone to an

What is DC fast charging for electric vehicles?
07.17.2020 - by Anthony Franzoia
What is DC fast charging for electric vehicles?

While most electric vehicle (EV) charging is done at home overnight or at work during the day, direct current fast charging, commonly referred to as DC fast charging or DCFC, can charge an EV up to 80% in just 20-30 minutes. So, how is DC fast charging applicable to EV

Plug In America Spotlight: Executive Director Joel Levin
07.16.2020 - by Silvia Gonzalez
Plug In America Spotlight: Executive Director Joel Levin

Get to know Plug In America’s staff and board! This week’s spotlight is on Executive Director Joel Levin. He is focused on continuing to build Plug In America as the leading independent voice for electric vehicles in the United States. What is your role at Plug In America? I am

The freeway chase that saved Toyota RAV4 EVs
07.15.2020 - by Linda Nicholes
The freeway chase that saved Toyota RAV4 EVs

As a follow-up to Zan Dubin-Scott and Paul Scott’s recent blog post, Individual choices matter in fighting climate change, fellow Plug In America co-founder Linda Nicholes reflects upon the effort by early electric vehicle activists to save Toyota RAV4 EVs in 2005. After our month-long, ultimately unsuccessful vigil in the

2020 Independence Day EV Count Results
07.13.2020 - by Noah Barnes
2020 Independence Day EV Count Results

For the second year, Plug In America supporters roamed their neighborhoods on July 4 to count how many all-electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles they could spot as part of the Independence Day EV Count. Across the United States, we counted 12,036 vehicles, of which 638 (5.30%) were electric. All-electric vehicles

U.S. House passes Moving Forward Act
07.02.2020 - by Plug In America
U.S. House passes Moving Forward Act

In a major victory for electric vehicle (EV) drivers, on July 1, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H. R. 2, the Moving Forward Act. The major package is essentially a wish list that Plug In America has had for federal EV policy, including all of the following: Sec. 90431

Advocating for EV drivers in vehicle-grid integration
07.02.2020 - by Peter O’Connor
Advocating for EV drivers in vehicle-grid integration

Vehicle-grid integration (VGI) refers to a range of methods for controlling the impact of electric vehicles (EVs) on the electrical grid. These methods can involve encouraging charging at specific times of day or at specific locations to relieve grid congestion, or reducing charging power levels during times of high demand.

Individual choices matter in fighting climate change
07.02.2020 - by Plug In America
Individual choices matter in fighting climate change

By Zan Dubin-Scott and Paul Scott While we’re in this pandemic pause—as electric and other car sales stall—Paul and I thought we’d take a brief look back at the EV/renewable energy activism we and others have undertaken over the past couple of decades because we want to make a simple