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Road Usage Fees: A 3-Step Guide for Incorporating EVs

It’s that time of year again–long days and warm temperatures signal it’s time for the great American road trip. As drivers embark on cross-country adventures, we take for granted miles of open roads.  But who pays for these roads? You do, every time you pull up to the pump. States[…]

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10 Reasons Your Next Car Should Be an EV

1. EVs are Better for the Environment Over the course of their lifetimes, EVs generate less than half of the GHG emissions of comparable gasoline-powered vehicles. This includes all of the resources used in manufacturing the vehicle, the battery, and powering the vehicle. In addition, electricity in the U.S. keeps[…]

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Electric Vehicles Save Owners Up To $12,000 Over Life of Vehicle

We’re thrilled to share our key takeaways from a Consumer Reports study that analyzed ownership costs between EVs and similar gas-powered models. Consumer Reports analyzed six popular EV 2023 models: Tesla Model Y AWD, Tesla Model 3 RWD, Ford F150 Lightning XLT, VW ID4 Pro RWD, Ford Mustang Mach E[…]

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#EVmyValentine: Your Creative Odes to Electric Vehicles

To have a little February fun, we asked you to channel your creativity and create valentines for your cars, and the responses from across the country warmed our hearts and made us chuckle. Some of you mentioned how fun the driving experience is–with EVs being both fast and quiet–while others[…]

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#EVmyValentine: Show your car some love

This Valentine’s Day, share your love for your EV on Instagram or Facebook for a chance to win a $100 gift card. Why do you love your car? Is it because it has no emissions or is a blast to drive? Maybe it’s the fact that it’s cheaper to fuel,[…]

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Scottsdale Building Codes Success Story

We are thrilled to announce that the Scottsdale City Council voted last week to update their building codes with EV charging requirements for new construction. PIA Board Member Raejean Fellows gave passionate testimony at the City Council meeting (her testimony begins at 1 hour, 2 minutes), pointing out the many[…]

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Drive Electric Awards 2022, wrapped!

Plug In America is proud to honor individuals, groups, and large organizations for their important work advancing EVs. We present the Drive Electric Awards to those nominated and recognized for their leadership each year, such as U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg for his work in advancing EV legislation[…]

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Vote YES on Prop 30!

A vote for Proposition 30 is a vote for clean air in California. If passed, Prop. 30 will impose a small 1.75% personal income tax increase on only the wealthiest Californians (those making more than $2 million per year). This initiative will generate between $3.5 billion to $5 billion annually[…]

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What do the EV tax credit changes in the Inflation Reduction Act mean for you?

Update on March 13, 2023: Check out our tax credit resources for vehicles delivered between Aug. 17, 2022 and Dec. 31, 2022 and those delivered on and after Jan. 1, 2023. What the new EV tax credits in the Inflation Reduction Act mean for you It’s been a big couple[…]

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Inflation Reduction Act: We Did It!

For more than a decade, Plug In America’s top policy priority has been to extend and expand the federal EV tax credits. This week, a bill to do just that was signed by President Biden. In some respects, the Inflation Reduction Act is less than we would have hoped for,[…]

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Calling all CA residents: Help us Pass SB1482!

The EV Charging for All Coalition (which includes Plug In America, Acterra, California Interfaith Power and Light, and many other organizations) is proud to co-sponsor a key bill, SB 1482 (Allen), to reduce barriers to the equitable adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) in California. Help us pass SB 1482 for[…]

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Update to Advanced Clean Cars II

California regulators are fine-tuning a set of proposed draft rules that would ban the sale of gas and diesel vehicles by 2035. The proposed Advanced Clean Cars II Regulations (ACC II), if adopted, will tighten existing state regulations to reduce vehicle emissions under a wider range of conditions, ensure battery[…]

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