The Plug In America Blog

California passes law requiring all autonomous vehicles to be electric
09.27.2021 - by Noah Barnes
California passes law requiring all autonomous vehicles to be electric

Last week, California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed SB 500 into law, requiring that all autonomous vehicles (AVs) be electric vehicles (EVs). This is groundbreaking legislation that Plug In America was pushing for. Many believe that autonomous vehicles are the way of the future, with all vehicles being self-driving. If that

Plug In America training auto dealers in Eastern Washington
09.23.2021 - by Plug In America
Plug In America training auto dealers in Eastern Washington

Plug In America has partnered with Avista, an electric utility based in Spokane, to bring our innovative PlugStar dealer engagement program to Eastern Washington. The PlugStar Program is nationally recognized for educating consumers and dealers about electric vehicles (EVs), making it easy to shift to an EV. Since starting our

Thank you, Nissan, for 10 years of support!
09.13.2021 - by Plug In America
Thank you, Nissan, for 10 years of support!

Plug In America would like to recognize Nissan for supporting National Drive Electric Week (NDEW) as the Platinum Sponsor for a decade. Nissan first began supporting NDEW when it was still a relatively small campaign, then known as National Plug-In Day. The campaign could not have grown to encompass hundreds

Drive Electric Week event organizers reminisce
09.13.2021 - by Kylie Morgan
Drive Electric Week event organizers reminisce

They say real friends stick together through thick and thin. So what do we call volunteers who have stuck with EVs for more than a decade? I like to call them CHAMPIONS. As we head into another National Drive Electric Week (NDEW), I hope all of our volunteers feel like

Plug In America testifies at EPA cleaner cars hearing
08.25.2021 - by Joel Levin
Plug In America testifies at EPA cleaner cars hearing

On August 25, 2021, Plug In America Executive Director Joel Levin testified at an Environmental Protection Agency hearing on vehicle emissions, calling for 100% zero-emission vehicles by 2035. Below is his testimony. Good morning. I’m Joel Levin, Executive Director of Plug In America, the national association of electric vehicle drivers.

YOU can help make EV history for America, but you need to act now!
08.13.2021 - by Plug In America
YOU can help make EV history for America, but you need to act now!

In the wake of President Biden’s historic proposal for electric vehicles, two major implications for the future of electric vehicles are happening—implications that you can voice your opinion on NOW. If you haven’t already taken action, go to RealEVChange.org and contribute to PIA’s fundraising campaign to pressure Washington to do the

Minnesota is the first state in the Midwest to adopt clean car standards
07.28.2021 - by Plug In America
Minnesota is the first state in the Midwest to adopt clean car standards

Plug In America applauds the state of Minnesota and Gov. Tim Walz for adopting the clean car standards, which require that automakers sell zero-emission vehicles in the state. The law will significantly increase the number of electric vehicles (EVs) available to Minnesotans, giving them greater consumer choice. This makes Minnesota

Top 10 states offering EV incentives
07.27.2021 - by Plug In America
Top 10 states offering EV incentives

Various states across the United States offer electric vehicle (EV) purchase incentives to help accelerate the adoption of zero-emission vehicles. Below is a list of the top 10 states who provide valuable incentives. Find out if your state is on the list!  For a list of incentives available in your

2021 Independence Day EV Count Results
07.13.2021 - by Plug In America
2021 Independence Day EV Count Results

The results of the 2021 Independence Day EV Count are in! Every year during the 4th of July weekend, Plug In America supporters take a stroll around their neighborhoods to count how many all-electric and plug-in hybrids they can spot. Across the United States, we counted 11,568 vehicles, of which

Update on new 2021 electric vehicle models
06.24.2021 - by Plug In America
Update on new 2021 electric vehicle models

We’re only halfway through 2021 and it’s already a big year for new EV models. While there are many highly-anticipated vehicles that are scheduled to come out in 2022 and beyond, including the Ford F-150 Lightning, below is an update on new vehicles that have debuted in 2021 and what