The Plug In America Blog

COVID-19’s impact on electric vehicles
03.26.2020 - by Noah Barnes
COVID-19’s impact on electric vehicles

All of us at Plug In America hope that you and your families are remaining safe and healthy during this difficult time. As the number of cases of COVID-19 continues to grow, we urge you to follow the CDC’s guidance to wash your hands frequently, avoid close contact with others,

Washington becomes 12th state to pass zero-emission vehicle program
03.12.2020 - by Noah Barnes
Washington becomes 12th state to pass zero-emission vehicle program

Last week, the Washington State Legislature passed SB 5811, which will make the state the 12th in the nation to adopt a zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) program. Gov. Jay Inslee, an advocate in the fight against climate change, supports the ZEV program and is expected to sign the bill soon. The

Is America falling behind on electric vehicles?
03.12.2020 - by Joel Levin
Is America falling behind on electric vehicles?

America is the birthplace of the electric car. EV, PHEV, and hybrid technology were all born here. The EV1 was designed and built here. Tesla, the world’s flagship EV company, is based here—but is increasingly looking to manufacture abroad—closer to its markets. Sadly, in 2019, U.S. EV sales declined to

EVs spotted on the streets of Ukraine
03.03.2020 - by Silvia Gonzalez
EVs spotted on the streets of Ukraine

This guest blog post was submitted by Plug In America supporter Robyn Camp. If you would like to submit a guest blog post for possible inclusion in a future newsletter, please email info@pluginamerica.org with the subject line “Guest Blog Post.” On a recent work assignment in Ukraine, an EV caught

From early activism to now, women have shaped the EV movement
03.02.2020 - by Silvia Gonzalez
From early activism to now, women have shaped the EV movement

As we approach International Women’s Day on March 8th (mark those calendars!), we would like to recognize the huge influence women have had in the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) in the United States. From the activists who led the fight to save EVs in the early 2000s to the

Plug In America launches nationwide web-based dealership training on selling electric cars
02.19.2020 - by Noah Barnes
Plug In America launches nationwide web-based dealership training on selling electric cars

Plug In America announced the immediate nationwide availability of web-based sales training for auto dealers that sell EVs. The PlugStar training course equips dealer sales staff to serve the distinct needs of buyers considering the switch to cars powered by electricity. Concerns over range, affordability and charging are just a

Can electric vehicles tow? Will DC fast charging degrade my battery? EV Support Program celebrates successful first year
02.12.2020 - by Silvia Gonzalez
Can electric vehicles tow? Will DC fast charging degrade my battery? EV Support Program celebrates successful first year

Plug In America’s EV Support Program has been in service for a year! Since the launch of the program, we have helped hundreds of current and potential EV drivers by answering their EV questions by phone or email.  More than half of all inquiries were regarding the various incentives that

EVs highlighted in Super Bowl ads
02.03.2020 - by Silvia Gonzalez
EVs highlighted in Super Bowl ads

It’s not a surprise that climate change is becoming a top priority for many Americans and automakers are taking notice. This past weekend. Audi, Ford, General Motors, and Porsche all promoted their electric models during Super Bowl LIV, the biggest advertising platform in the U.S. These couldn’t have come at

Plug In America trains dealers to better serve EV customers
01.30.2020 - by Silvia Gonzalez
Plug In America trains dealers to better serve EV customers

As we continue striving for greater electric vehicle (EV) adoption, a key component is the auto dealership that sells or leases the vehicles. While dealers are great at explaining the specific features of the vehicles, they can’t always answer consumers’ questions about charging, incentives, electricity rates, and other aspects of

Federal tax credit on EV charging equipment extended
01.30.2020 - by Noah Barnes
Federal tax credit on EV charging equipment extended

While Congress failed to extend the federal EV tax credit in December, there is one piece of good news out of Washington, D.C. A federal tax credit of 30% of the cost of installing EV charging equipment, which had expired December 31, 2016, has been retroactively extended through December 31,