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Charging on the Tesla Supercharging network with an adapter

Public charging access is growing by leaps and bounds, between expanded access to the Tesla Supercharger network and rapid deployment of new charging infrastructure. In the U.S., there is now a fast EV charging station for every 15 gas stations. Many chargers are coming online thanks to the National Electric[…]

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The Ultimate Guide to EV Road Trip Planning

While it can be scary to try something new, there’s some comfort in knowing you’re not the first person to take a road trip across the U.S. in an EV. In fact, people have been doing it for more than 10 years. If you have any anxiety, just take a[…]

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Anaheim Ride-and-Drive Event: A Memorable Success

Last month, Plug In America and Anaheim Public Utilities partnered for an unforgettable event in the city. Despite the rain showers, the day was filled with great excitement, as well as an outpouring of enthusiasm from all who attended. Event attendees experienced the joy of test-driving various electric vehicles in[…]

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The unique role some Tribal nations are taking in the EV transition

Standing Rock. It is here where members of the Sioux Nation began what was to rapidly grow into a historic demonstration against the Dakota Access (oil) Pipeline—challenging the notion that the fossil fuel industry could have its way on and near Tribal lands.  Bob Blake, a Red Lake Ojibwe Nation[…]

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Plug In America earns EV Adoption Leadership (EVAL) Bronze certification

We’re excited to share that Plug In America has achieved EVAL Bronze certification. This certification recognizes our efforts to provide employee EV incentives and our creativity in designing and developing partnerships that advance access to EV charging and zero-emissions transportation. Our goal is to bring much-needed awareness to the importance[…]

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Drive Electric Earth Month kicks off today, features 172 events

Throughout April, consumers can find an event near them to test drive electric vehicles and learn more about the EV experience from owners. Events will occur across 39 states, including Hawaii, with additional events in Canada. LOS ANGELES, CA – Drive Electric Earth Month (DEEM), an annual campaign to increase[…]

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What EPA vehicle standards are and what they mean for you

On March 20, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the final vehicle standards for cars, pickup trucks, and SUVs. These rules set progressively lower limits on tailpipe pollution on vehicles manufactured between 2027 and 2032.  EPA standards aren’t new. There are EPA vehicle standards in place right now. The recently[…]

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Elevating the EV Consumer Experience: Beas Auto Sales and PlugStar Certification 

Plug In America is thrilled to highlight one of our newest certified PlugStar dealer – Beas Auto Sales. Located in Stockton, California, Beas Auto Sales is a leading automotive dealership dedicated to accelerating the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) to promote cleaner transportation vehicles.  Humberto Beas, the passionate and forward-thinking[…]

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No regrets: A Phoenix mom moves beyond her gas-powered car and doesn’t look back

During daily pick-up and drop-offs at her daughter’s elementary school in Phoenix, Arizona, Jazmin L.’s six-year-old noticed something peculiar about her mom’s vehicle. She asked why their car didn’t have exhaust coming out of a pipe like everyone else’s did. The answer was simple for Jazmin, a researcher who works[…]

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Understanding Demand Charges

Similar to other types of infrastructure, like highways, the electric power system is built to meet maximum demand. While a five-lane beltway may be nearly empty at four in the morning, all of those lanes are definitely being used during rush hour. Transmission operators and distribution utilities do the same[…]

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EV advocates support a just clean energy transition. The Mining Regulatory Clarity Act is not it.

The shift to electric vehicles is a tremendous win for air quality, public health, energy security, jobs, and the planet. Electrifying transportation is critical to addressing the climate crisis and cutting tailpipe emissions, both of which disproportionately harm Indigenous, Black, and other communities of color. As we transition to a[…]

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The signs of an EV future

As regular drivers, you’ve all seen signs along the highway pointing you to gas stations, food, and lodging. Now, you’ll be able to locate EV charging stations in the same way, using highway signage. Recently, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) updated the national manual on what kind of signage can[…]

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