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White House releases down payment on the future of transportation with the American Jobs Plan
04.01.2021 - by Plug In America
White House releases down payment on the future of transportation with the American Jobs Plan

On March 31st, the Biden-Harris Administration released the American Jobs Plan, a comprehensive plan to upgrade the transportation infrastructure within the U.S. The plan covers rail, freight, bridges, highways and of course, a large focus on transportation electrification. This is the down payment on the future of transportation.  What exactly

Plug In America speaks to the House Committee on Ways and Means
03.24.2021 - by Plug In America
Plug In America speaks to the House Committee on Ways and Means

Last week, Joel Levin, Plug In America’s executive director, participated in a roundtable discussion on electric vehicles with several members of the House Committee on Ways and Means, the committee responsible for all changes to tax laws. This was an exciting first for Plug In America and shows how our

02.09.2021 - by Joel Levin
PIA’s Joel Levin responds to GM/Will Ferrell “No Way, Norway” ad

During Sunday’s Super Bowl, General Motors ran an advertisement for their slate of electric vehicles with actor Will Ferrell, in which he comedically challenges Norway as the global leader in electric vehicles. Below, Plug In America Executive Director Joel Levin responds in his own video. Our friends at the Norwegian

Well done, President Biden
02.03.2021 - by Joel Levin
Well done, President Biden

The new Administration is off to a great start! The existential threat of climate change is finally getting the federal attention it requires. On January 27, President Biden issued a wide-ranging executive order that declared an all-of-government approach to fighting climate change, integrating it into actions across every agency and

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