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With a plug-in hybrid credit valued up to $7,500 now on the books (get more details here), the Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA) is looking past next week's big presidential election and trying to gauge the political landscape. EDTA president Brian Wynne sent out an email to EDTA members describing where the 111th Congress and the new president (whoever is elected) stand on PHEVs. The good news, if you're in favor of a car with a plug, is that legislators seem to be getting behind

Part of the Electric Drive Transportation Association's (EDTA) reason for being is to convince lawmakers to support electric-drive vehicles. That's what those May radio spots were about and that's what EDTA president Brian Wynne will be doing next week when he testifies before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on "the current state of vehicles powered by the grid and the prospects for wider deployment in the near future." If you're interested in how the EDTA views plug-in, hybrid

In April, the Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA) started targeting 580,000 movers and shakers in the Washington, D.C. area who listen to WTOP, 103.5 FM with a series of ads called "The Electric Drive." You can now listen to the EDTA's ads online to see how this major partnership is trying to explain electric drive to the masses. Brian Wynne, the EDTA president, wrote in an email that the radio campaign and the EDTA's Earth Day Congressional briefing were quite effective in getting

Starting this month, the Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA) will begin running a series of radio ads called "The Electric Drive" on the Washington, D.C. station WTOP, 103.5 FM. The station will also host a website that describes what the EDTA is and what electric drive vehicles are. On April 22 (that's Earth Day), the EDTA will also hold a Capitol Hill Briefing titled "The Electric Drive Answer: Transportation Technologies & Policies to End Oil Dependence" where EDTA members wi

Many of you were critical of USA Today for publishing an article recently about a study on the relative cleanliness of plug-in vehicles. Those of you who joined the criticism have something in common with the Electric Drive Transportation Association, which has sent a letter to USA Today's editor that calls the article misleading and

As I was cleaning out my digital files and getting ready for the Detroit Auto Show that starts for us media folks this weekend, I noticed I have a few EVS23 items left to process and post. I'll try to the them all up before NAIAS overwhelms us, but the one I have for you now is an interview I did with EDTA head Brian Wynne just as the show was ending. Wynne was quite pleased with the giant electric drive conference and expo, something you can hear for yourself here (9 min, 6MB). We were interrup