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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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$623 million for new EV charging projects across the country

This month, the Biden-Harris Administration announced $623 million in grant awards for installing EV charging stations across the country, in communities, and along highway corridors. These grants come from the Charging and Fueling Infrastructure (CFI) Discretionary Grant Program, which pairs with the National EV Infrastructure (NEVI) formula program to build[…]

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2023 was a tremendous year for both EVs and Plug In America!

✅ Over a million EVs sold in the U.S. in a year ✅ First NEVI charging stations up and running ✅ Gasoline sales have passed their peak It’s been a busy year here on the policy team. Join us as we recap highlights from 2023 and flag big things to[…]

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An Unsung EV Benefit: Longevity and the Battery Warranty

Making the switch to an all-electric vehicle takes a bit of a leap of faith. Many of us had our first electric vehicle experience with cheap radio-controlled toys that ran on a couple of D batteries before quickly growing wobbly and unresponsive.  Those of us who have made the leap[…]

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From Recreation to Everyday Transport: The Growing Appeal of E-Bikes

Imagine a transportation option that has the fun and flexibility of a bike, is a fraction of the price of a car, can park almost anywhere for free, and produces almost zero climate-changing emissions. Sounds too good to be true, right? Think again. Meet the e-bike.     A battery and small[…]

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National Drive Electric Week 2023 Recap: Let’s Give Them Something To Talk About

By Zan Dubin-Scott I’m standing on the sidewalk in the sun, proudly gazing at 70-plus vehicles lined up and ready to go for a history-making event–the world’s first electric vehicle parade–when my phone rings. A group of us early adopters had organized the procession, reaching out to every EV owner[…]

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Starting Jan. 1, it will be easier and cheaper to buy a new or used EV

Beginning Jan. 1, 2024, the New Clean Vehicle Tax Credit (30D) and Used Clean Vehicle Tax Credit (25E) will be available at the time of sale from your local dealer because the tax credit can be transferred to the dealer.  What does this mean? It means that when you purchase[…]

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Setting New Standards for Clean Cars

A normal vehicle releases several tons of pollutants each year, which depends on the vehicle’s fuel, fuel economy, and how far it is driven annually. Improving vehicle technology and electric vehicles saves consumers money through reduced maintenance and fuel costs and improves air quality and public health. To continue unlocking[…]

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1 in 4 new cars sold in California are now electric. What’s next?

Supporting a transition to clean, electrified transportation is one of the most effective ways that we can cut greenhouse gas emissions and reduce localized air pollution in California. Since 2007, California has funded key programs, like the Clean Transportation Program, that invest millions each year across an array of transportation[…]

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One Year Later, IRA Responsible for Tens of Thousands of American Jobs & Billions in Investment

Jobs, jobs, and more jobs. The transition to clean transportation and clean energy is well underway and one thing that we’re most excited about is the thousands of jobs that are being created to support the transition. As we approach the one-year anniversary of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), we[…]

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