The Plug In America Blog

07.12.2019 - by Noah Barnes
Results of the 2019 Independence Day EV Count

On July 4, Plug In America held the first annual Independence Day EV Count. Plug In America supporters across the United States ventured out into their neighborhoods to count how many EVs they can find. In total, we counted 13,750 cars, of which 569 (4.14%) were electric vehicles. All-electric vehicles

Clearing up misconceptions about electric vehicles
07.12.2019 - by Silvia Gonzalez
Clearing up misconceptions about electric vehicles

While there have been more than one million electric vehicles sold in the United States, there are still some common misconceptions that many Americans have. We, as EV drivers, can help address these and educate people about the benefits of driving electric. What other misconceptions have you encountered? Let us

Easy ways to celebrate National Drive Electric Week in your town
07.05.2019 - by Kylie Morgan
Easy ways to celebrate National Drive Electric Week in your town

Plug In America’s largest EV education campaign, National Drive Electric Week (NDEW), September 14-22, is gearing up for another successful year! Last year’s NDEW included 321 events in all 50 states and we hope to reach even more communities this year! If you can’t create a large-scale event, here are

Discover 40 plug-in models with the EV Guide
07.05.2019 - by Noah Barnes
Discover 40 plug-in models with the EV Guide

Considering an electric vehicle but not sure what options are available? Plug In America’s popular Electric Vehicle Guide lists 40 currently available all-electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles with the retail price and mileage range, as of June 2019. The guide is available to download as a PDF. To compare vehicles

Presidential candidates’ statements on EVs
06.21.2019 - by Noah Barnes
Presidential candidates’ statements on EVs

As you may know, Plug In America has asked (and is following up with) the declared presidential candidates to see where they stand on electric vehicles. Below are all of the statements we have seen specific to electric vehicles, in alphabetical order. We will continue to update this blog post

The long-range electrics have arrived
06.21.2019 - by Noah Barnes
The long-range electrics have arrived

Just one year ago, if you wanted an all-electric vehicle that could travel more than 200 miles on a single charge, you were limited to a Tesla or the Chevy Bolt. Today, there are as many as nine different options, with five of them starting at under $40,000. And if

Advancing EV policy in Washington, D.C.
06.06.2019 - by Katherine Stainken
Advancing EV policy in Washington, D.C.

Spring has sprung and so has EV policy at the federal level in 2019. Plug In America has been working to advance EV policy and educate more members of Congress on the benefits of driving electric and electrifying the transportation sector. Our top priority is securing more co-sponsors for the

Help us count EVs from coast to coast on Independence Day
06.06.2019 - by Noah Barnes
Help us count EVs from coast to coast on Independence Day

Celebrate your freedom from oil this Independence Day! Plug In America is organizing the first annual Independence Day EV Count. Inspired by the National Audubon Society’s Christmas Bird Count, we invite you, EV drivers and supporters, to get out into your neighborhood and count how many EVs you see. How

Introducing EVs to Americans at ride-and-drive events
06.06.2019 - by Silvia Gonzalez
Introducing EVs to Americans at ride-and-drive events

In addition to our major national events, National Drive Electric Week and Drive Electric Earth Day, the Plug In America team also promotes and educates the public about electric vehicles (EVs) through ride-and-drive events all year long. So far, in 2019, we have produced 22 events with more than 1,000

EVs on display in car museums across the U.S.
05.23.2019 - by Silvia Gonzalez
EVs on display in car museums across the U.S.

Many automotive museums feature classic electric vehicles, from early 1900s models up to the EV1 and beyond. Below are some locations where you can view impressive EVs! We recommend calling each museum before your visit to ensure the vehicles you want to see are on display. If you know a