The Plug In America Blog

Why aren’t U.S. automakers more worried?
06.07.2018 - by Joel Levin
Why aren’t U.S. automakers more worried?

It is standard business logic than when a market is growing quickly, an ambitious business should devote its efforts to capturing market share. Profits can wait for later. It is much easier to find new customers when they are coming into the market for the first time. It is far

05.18.2018 - by Noah Barnes
Program Associate

Job Title: Program Associate, Full-Time Position Location: Los Angeles, CA This position may require travel in California, the Northeast and other locations around the United States (up to 20%) Primary Responsibilities: Plug In America orchestrates National Drive Electric Week and delivers training, tools and support to auto dealers as part

EV legislation updates from the Northeast
04.26.2018 - by Katherine Stainken
EV legislation updates from the Northeast

Plug in America is excited to have a new full-time staff member in Boston, Peter O’Connor, who is working on the ground to advance plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) legislation in the Northeast. Here are a few highlights. New Jersey The Garden State has multiple PEV bills moving through the legislature.

California reduces HOV lane access for EVs
04.26.2018 - by Katherine Stainken
California reduces HOV lane access for EVs

Access to HOV lanes in California has been a powerful non-financial incentive that helps drivers make the switch to a plug-in electric vehicle (PEV). Nevertheless, California amended its HOV lane policy so that decals are now only eligible to remain on the PEVs for three years, after which the PEV

04.24.2018 - by Kylie Morgan
2018 Drive Electric Awards Nomination Form

The nomination form is now closed.   Plug In America has created the Drive Electric Awards to shine a spotlight on the people and organizations striving to accelerate the transition to vehicle electrification in the United States. The first awards will be presented at the National Drive Electric Week (NDEW)

Host your own Electric Driveway Party
04.19.2018 - by Kylie Morgan
Host your own Electric Driveway Party

Do you have a new electric car? If so, it’s party time! Specifically, you should consider hosting an Electric Driveway Party. Here’s the basic idea: park your car (and other local plug-ins, if you can get them) in your driveway, and invite anybody and everybody. Friends, neighbors, coworkers, family. Don’t

PlugStar is making EV shopping easier
04.09.2018 - by Noah Barnes
PlugStar is making EV shopping easier

Buying your first EV can be a daunting experience. Will an EV even work for me? Which car is best for my needs? How will I charge it? How much will the electricity cost? And what incentives will I get? Often, shoppers will take these questions to the car dealer,

What does the EPA’s announcement on fuel efficiency standards mean for EVs?
04.05.2018 - by Katherine Stainken
What does the EPA’s announcement on fuel efficiency standards mean for EVs?

Last week, the Environmental Protection Agency took a huge step backwards by weakening fuel efficiency standards. What does this mean for the electric car market? First, this announcement will set off a new round of collecting evidence, comments, and hearings through a public stakeholder process, which will take some time