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There are now over 500,000 plug-in vehicles in the US

Plug In America tracks the numbers.

Volt or Bolt, Leaf or Tesla. It hardly matters when you're counting EV sales.

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Plug In America surveys EV promotion landscape

Public Likes Cars, But Flyover States Don't Get Enough Love

Plug In America touts plug-in vehicle quality but bemoans inconsistent government policy.

Free workplace charging not necessarily best option for happy EV drivers

The Most Efficient Workplace-Charging Program Is A Balancing Act

Companies looking into providing workplace charging should charge slightly more than the market rate of electricity, and should have a mix of Level 1 and Level 2 charging stations, Plug In America says.

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National Drive Electric Week sees 150 percent growth from last year

Since National Plug In Day became National Drive Electric Week this year, electric-vehicle advocates, or at least the greedier ones, perhaps hoped for a sevenfold increase in attendance. Even though that didn't quite happen, the number of people who showed up to celebrate all that is electric and drives certainly surged. Some even Danny King

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Plug In America expects 250,000 EVs will be sold by September

Milestone Could Hit During National Drive Electric Week

The group of electric vehicle supporters known as Plug In America (PIA) figures that a grand total of 220,494 plug-in vehicles have been purchased in the US since the modern wave of EVs went on sale in late 2010. Just over a year ago, PIA celebrated the 100,000th EV sold in the US, a Mitsu

Plug In America predicts good EV sales in 2014 and beyond

No one here is surprised that Plug In America is confident in the future of plug-in vehicles. This is a group that has fought for years to increase their numbers in the US and was able to celebrate, finally, the sale of the 100,000th EV (a Mitsubishi i-MiEV) here earlier this year. In

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Roadster batteries likely to perform better than Tesla predicted

Once the epitome of EV cool, the Tesla Roadster has kind of taken a back seat to the new electric vehicles in the market it helped spawn. Turns out, even in the background, the Roadster has things to teach us. Or, at least it does to the experts at Plug In America who recently took a closer look at the EV's battery pack.

This weekend, someone just might buy the 100,000th electric car in the US

It's tough to know for sure how many plug-in vehicles have been sold throughout the US, but if anyone has been keeping count, it's the fine folks at Plug In America. And, according to them, somewhere in America this weekend, maybe, someone will buy the 100,000th electric car. PIA says it expects the "historic milestone" to happen by Monday, May 20, 2013.

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If you can't plug your car in...

Plug In America members sure like to point out how much better their cars are than regular gas vehicles. The latest video version of this message shows a happy Chevrolet Volt driver – but not the way GM portrays them – who goes through the list of ways a plug-in car benefits the driver

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Plug In America: "Plug-in vehicles of today are what cell phones were in 1987"

For years, Plug In America's raison d'être was to get plug-in vehicles from major automakers on the road. Now that these vehicles are available, PIA is slightly shifting focus: to get more and better electric vehicles out there.

Long-range electric vehicle tricks for the early adopter: ask campgrounds the right question

Electric vehicle (EV) advocate Chad Schwitters recently drove from Washington state down to San Diego, CA in his Tesla Roadster. This isn't exactly news, but when you get Plug In America to write up the journey, you can learn a thing or two from a trip like this. For example, PIA member Linda Nicholes asked Schwitters what he learned on his long drive and we're s

Plug In America test drives the Chevy Volt *UPDATE

Plug In America and the Chevy Volt – Click above to watch video Sebastian Blanco

A bit of extra solar energy on the solstice

Most everyone in the plug-in vehicle movement knows about Paul and Zan Scott. Leaders of Plug In America, they have been tireless advocates for electric drive vehicles (especially for pairing them with solar panels) for years. But yesterday they shared a bit about why they work so tirelessly to push for EVs.

Plug In America calls on CARB to put H2 funds into plug-in vehicles

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) is working on revising its Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Program for 2015 and beyond. During a meeting last Thursday, members of advocacy group Plug In America delivered testimony at CARB's hearing and asked the regulat

$2 billion? Nah, more like $12.5 billion for plug-in cars in the stimulus bill

When the big stimulus bill was passed this week, the number that rose to the forefront was a $2 billion investment for plug in vehicles. But, if you add in all the additional plug-in help for things like infrastructure, the actual plug-in stimulus package is closer to $12.5 billion, according to Plug In America's legislative director Jay Friedland. We've taken a look at some of these

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