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The Plug In America Blog

My used Chevy Volt rocks!
03.14.2019 - by Joel Levin
My used Chevy Volt rocks!

Our family just bought another EV—a gently used 2012 Chevy Volt—and we love it. That’s not to say that we love our 2015 LEAF any less, in the same way that you can love each of your children differently, without necessarily picking a favorite. We at Plug In America have

With so many new all-electric vehicles, what is the future of the plug-in hybrid?
03.12.2019 - by John U'Ren
With so many new all-electric vehicles, what is the future of the plug-in hybrid?

A quick look at the electric cars hitting dealerships this year reveals an interesting trend: they are long-range all-electrics. The number of upcoming plug-in hybrid electric models is dwarfed by this wave of all-electric long-range cars and SUVs. While most of them are high-performance luxury models, even affordable makes like

Support Plug In America and receive a Drive Electric Earth Day T-shirt
03.07.2019 - by Noah Barnes
Support Plug In America and receive a Drive Electric Earth Day T-shirt

For a limited time, supporters who donate $65 or $7/month can receive an exclusive T-shirt commemorating the first annual Drive Electric Earth Day. The shirt features the Drive Electric Earth Day logo on the front, plus a list of participating cities on the back. This is a great opportunity to

2050: All-electric cities
02.28.2019 - by John U'Ren
2050: All-electric cities

San Antonio is making headlines with its new climate action plan, which aims to phase out internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles by 2050, including all passenger and commercial vehicles. San Antonio isn’t the only city to consider such a ban; Paris, Madrid, Athens, London, and Copenhagen have all announced similar

Keeping the pressure on D.C.: Update on the federal EV tax credit
02.28.2019 - by Katherine Stainken
Keeping the pressure on D.C.: Update on the federal EV tax credit

As you may know, the $7,500 federal EV tax credit begins phasing out for an automaker’s vehicles once they have sold 200,000 electric vehicles. Tesla and GM have already hit that cap, while Nissan and Ford have surpassed the 100,000 mark. Plug In America continues to advocate for modifying the

EV Support Program answers your questions
02.14.2019 - by John U’Ren
EV Support Program answers your questions

We recently launched the Plug In America EV Support Program, which connects current and potential EV drivers with experts to answer questions about vehicles, charging, incentives and more. This service is a benefit for Plug In America paid supporters, but anyone may access the service one time for free. We’ve

EV tips for winter weather
02.14.2019 - by John U’Ren
EV tips for winter weather

The polar vortex is in full swing and drivers everywhere are finding out their cars don’t love the frigid temperatures. All cars, both gas and electric, use more energy in cold weather, which yields reduced gas mileage and shorter electric range. For most electric vehicle drivers, this isn’t necessarily a

01.31.2019 - by John U'Ren
Charging into the future: The way forward

Electric vehicles and charging have always had a chicken and the egg relationship. What should we build first? Should we focus on building out a massive public charging network in hopes that it speeds up EV adoption or will simply selling millions of EVs spawn the creation of a dense,

Colorado takes steps to promote zero emission vehicles
01.17.2019 - by Noah Barnes
Colorado takes steps to promote zero emission vehicles

Last week, Gov. Jared Polis of Colorado signed a executive order that contained many positive initiatives promoting electric vehicles. The state had already taken steps toward transportation electrification, including a $5,000 EV tax credit and a goal of 940,000 EVs on the road by 2030. This executive order builds upon

Cadillac is going electric
01.16.2019 - by John U'Ren
Cadillac is going electric

The big electric car news out of Detroit these days is GM’s decision to make Cadillac their leading electric brand. Starting in 2021, GM will be launching the “BEV3” platform as an all-electric long range Cadillac. The BEV3 platform (GM terminology, the Voltec Gen 1 & 2 being the Volt,