The Plug In America Blog

Plug In America Spotlight: Policy Director Katherine Stainken
05.21.2020 - by Plug In America
Plug In America Spotlight: Policy Director Katherine Stainken

Get to know Plug In America’s staff and board! This week’s spotlight is on Policy Director Katherine Stainken. She has been advocating for electric vehicles at the federal and state levels with Plug In America for nearly four years. What is your role at Plug In America? I am the policy director at Plug

Myth: Driving electric means accepting a worse driving experience
05.20.2020 - by Tom Saxton
Myth: Driving electric means accepting a worse driving experience

In 2006, my wife and I put down a deposit for a Tesla Roadster and started the long wait for production to begin. At the time, I was driving an Acura NSX and was a little nervous with the idea of replacing it with an electric car. We wanted to

PlugStar dealer e-learning course available for free for limited time
05.07.2020 - by Plug In America
PlugStar dealer e-learning course available for free for limited time

Plug In America (PIA) is offering our nationwide web-based PlugStar EV Specialist Basic Course to dealers at NO COST until June 15th. If a dealership chooses to participate, we hope this opportunity will help support sales teams and electric vehicle (EV) sales during this difficult time. PIA, a nonprofit organization

Why we drive electric
05.07.2020 - by Joel Levin
Why we drive electric

We drive electric because we believe that the future can be better. I know it’s a little hard to think about the future right now, when our COVID present is feeling pretty grim and we have utterly no idea how long it will go on. We are all stuck at

A student’s view on electric vehicles
05.07.2020 - by Madhav Bhat
A student’s view on electric vehicles

This guest blog post was submitted by Plug In America supporter and high school student Madhav Bhat. If you would like to submit a guest blog post for possible inclusion in a future newsletter, please contact us at info@pluginamerica.org. “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”

Ten years later: The impact of the Nissan LEAF and Chevy Volt
05.07.2020 - by Silvia Gonzalez
Ten years later: The impact of the Nissan LEAF and Chevy Volt

Ten years ago, the Chevy Volt and Nissan LEAF hit showroom floors, making 2010 an influential year for mass-produced electric vehicles (EVs). The Tesla Roadster, the first of the new generation of EVs, came out two years earlier, but the Volt and the LEAF were mainstream models from established automakers. 

Electric vehicles and maintenance: Six ways to maintain your EV
04.23.2020 - by Tim Setterfield
Electric vehicles and maintenance: Six ways to maintain your EV

This guest blog post was submitted by Plug In America supporter Tim Setterfield. If you would like to submit a guest blog post for possible inclusion in a future newsletter, please contact us at info@pluginamerica.org. Electric vehicles are great, but like traditional cars, they too need some occasional maintenance. The

American Lung Association State of the Air report demonstrates need for clean electric vehicles
04.21.2020 - by Noah Barnes
American Lung Association State of the Air report demonstrates need for clean electric vehicles

Today, the American Lung Association released its annual State of the Air report. It found that nearly 50% of Americans live in counties with unhealthy ozone or particle pollution, an increase over the past three years. The report clearly indicates that air pollution levels in the United States are simply too high.

Drive Electric Earth Day virtual event
04.13.2020 - by Plug In America
Drive Electric Earth Day virtual event

Note: This event has ended, but you can view a recording of the event on Facebook Live. You do not need a Facebook account to view the recording. Thank you to everyone who attended and made the event a huge success! Join Plug In America, the Sierra Club, and Electric

The electric car will not be killed, so please stop saying that
04.08.2020 - by Plug In America
The electric car will not be killed, so please stop saying that

Despite what naysayers are trying to say, the electric vehicle (EV) market is not going anywhere. A recent study showed that EV sales may drop 43% in 2020—hinting that the EV market is in trouble. Will we see a decline in EV sales in 2020? Sure, because COVID-19 is forcing