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New electric vehicle models coming in 2021
01.22.2021 - by Kylie Morgan
New electric vehicle models coming in 2021

ABI Research released their 2021 Trend Report and determined that 2021 will be a pivotal year for EVs. With new electric vehicle adoption policies and bans on internal combustion engines rising around the world, the pressure to develop new EV models is also rising.  While there are dozens of new

How to receive tax credits for electric vehicles and charging equipment
01.05.2021 - by Plug In America
How to receive tax credits for electric vehicles and charging equipment

If you purchased a new electric vehicle (EV) or charging equipment in 2020, you may be eligible to receive valuable tax credits. If you have questions regarding these tax credits, we recommend that you consult your tax advisor. The federal EV tax credit provides a credit of up to $7,500,

A Look Back at 2020—The Year in EVs
12.22.2020 - by Joel Levin
A Look Back at 2020—The Year in EVs

It’s not a simple thing to speak of 2020—and just talk about EVs. It is the year that everyone hates and prays for it to end. It is the year that most people will always cite as the worst one in their lives. It’s the year that one in a

Driving on sunshine
12.17.2020 - by Zan Dubin-Scott
Driving on sunshine

Winter solstice has swept in, and me and my electric vehicle (EV) are taking another trip around the sun—on sunshine!  My ex and I got solar at home on his birthday in 2002, then our first EV, the RAV4, a couple months later, on the winter solstice. Won’t ever forget

Joel Levin on President-elect Joe Biden’s energy plan
12.08.2020 - by Joel Levin
Joel Levin on President-elect Joe Biden’s energy plan

In this short video, Executive Director Joel Levin reacts to President-elect Biden’s energy plan and Plug In America’s plans to ensure that transportation electrification is a priority.

E-bikes elevate your riding experience
12.03.2020 - by Silvia Gonzalez
E-bikes elevate your riding experience

E-bikes are just like a traditional bicycle, but with an electric motor. The rider can control how much electric power they want using pedal assist, which is a mode to help you pedal faster and easier. Generally, e-bike power ranges from 250 to 900 watts with an average maximum speed

Electric motorcycles are gaining momentum
11.20.2020 - by Silvia Gonzalez
Electric motorcycles are gaining momentum

This year, electric motorcycle momentum has been hot! Electric motorcycle companies have been reporting an increase in sales. For example, Italian electric motorcycle manufacturer Energica shared that in the first two months of 2020, they sold more electric motorcycles than in the year prior.  There is also a new streaming

What the election means for electric vehicles in 2021
11.10.2020 - by Joel Levin
What the election means for electric vehicles in 2021

Following last week’s election, Executive Director Joel Levin gives a brief update on the outlook for 2021 and how we can work together to advance electric vehicle adoption. Learn more about the 2021 EV policy landscape in our webinar, Gaining Speed: Post-Election Outlook for Transportation Electrification on Wednesday, November 18,

Top automakers showcase Nissan Ariya, Ford Mustang Mach-E, and Volkswagen ID.4
11.09.2020 - by Kylie Morgan
Top automakers showcase Nissan Ariya, Ford Mustang Mach-E, and Volkswagen ID.4

The Ford Mustang Mach-E, Nissan Ariya, and the Volkswagen ID.4 are all excepted to hit showroom floors in 2021! This year during National Drive Electric Week (NDEW), our online event, New EVs – First Look, featured in-depth previews of these upcoming EVs with representatives from Ford, Nissan, and Volkswagen. Watch

Are electric cars really better for the environment?
11.09.2020 - by Plug In America
Are electric cars really better for the environment?

Electric cars are better for the environment and for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, wherever they are charged, and however the electricity is produced. When considering the full life cycle of the vehicle, electric cars are cleaner and greener than their conventional fossil fuel-burning counterparts. While true that building an electric