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What does Tesla’s surge mean for the EV market?
10.11.2018 - by John U'Ren
What does Tesla’s surge mean for the EV market?

Tesla has, as of September 30, sold more than 78,000 Model 3s in the United States. If fourth quarter 2018 sales can match third quarter (and there is no reason to think they won’t), then Tesla Model 3 sales for 2018 would stand at 132,000. Oh, and for September, the

09.27.2018 - by John U'Ren
EV drivers charged up for clean car standards hearing and rally

On Monday, September 24, EV drivers and Plug In America gathered in Fresno, CA to rally against the Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Transportation proposal to roll back the clean car standards and attack the single largest policy driver of EV sales today, in advance of the public hearing

09.26.2018 - by John U'Ren
The importance of NDEW

As this year’s National Drive Electric Week comes to a close, we look back on a monumental week where over three hundred events across six countries and all fifty states showcased electric cars to the general public.  Taken together, this is the result of months of tireless preparation by not

Plug In America applauds California Governor Brown’s carbon neutrality and clean electricity goals
09.17.2018 - by Noah Barnes
Plug In America applauds California Governor Brown’s carbon neutrality and clean electricity goals

Last week, California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed a bill setting a 100 percent clean electricity goal and issued an executive order to achieve total carbon neutrality by 2045. Plug In America applauds Gov. Brown for this action and affirms that transportation electrification, including electric cars, buses, trucks and

Plug-in road trips across America, part 2
08.30.2018 - by Noah Barnes
Plug-in road trips across America, part 2

We all know that plug-in vehicles are great for daily commutes, but are EVs a viable option for those who want to hit the road and see America? We asked EV drivers to submit their road trip stories and were overwhelmed by the response! Below are just a few of

First annual Drive Electric Awards presented to EV leaders
08.30.2018 - by Noah Barnes
First annual Drive Electric Awards presented to EV leaders

The first annual Drive Electric Awards will be presented to three National Drive Electric Week event organizers, two individuals and one organization, honoring each of their significant contributions to electric vehicle movement. The 2018 Drive Electric Award winners are: National Drive Electric Week Event Organizers Each of these event organizers

Colorado makes a move to adopt the ZEV mandate
08.21.2018 - by Katherine Stainken
Colorado makes a move to adopt the ZEV mandate

On Thursday, August 16, the Colorado Air Quality Control Commission (AQCC) took the first step toward establishing the Colorado Low Emission Vehicle (LEV) program, incorporating the requirements of the California LEV program. This is in response to an Executive Order from Governor Hickenlooper to maintain progress on clean vehicles despite the

New CA program offers EV assistance for low- to moderate-income residents
08.17.2018 - by Noah Barnes
New CA program offers EV assistance for low- to moderate-income residents

The Clean Vehicle Assistance Program provides grants and affordable financing to help low- to moderate-income Californians purchase a new or used hybrid or electric vehicle. The program’s goal is to make clean vehicles accessible and affordable to all who qualify and in doing so improve air quality for all. The

08.09.2018 - by Noah Barnes
Colorado: Urge Gov. Hickenlooper to adopt the ZEV program

This petition is now closed. Dear Colorado Plug In America Friends, As you’ve likely seen, in June 2018 Governor Hickenlooper announced that Colorado would begin the process to adopt California’s version of the clean car standards, particularly in light of the federal government’s intent to roll back and weaken the federal clean

Plug In America challenging Trump administration to protect clean car standards
08.06.2018 - by Noah Barnes
Plug In America challenging Trump administration to protect clean car standards

On August 2, the Trump administration proposed rolling back clean car standards and revoking the authority of states to set stronger limits on vehicle emissions. In response, Plug In America is joining a lawsuit against the federal government to defend clean air, national security, public health, and the global climate.