Plug In America
Volt or Bolt, Leaf or Tesla. It hardly matters when you're counting EV sales.
PIA's executive director writes that plug-in vehicles don't need high gas prices to survive. They're simply more fun, and that's what it takes to win.
EV advocate says gas-powered vehicles depreciate a lot faster than plug-in vehicle batteries.
Almost 200 events are held worldwide to celebrate the growth of the electric vehicle's popularity.
The global debut of the 2016 Nissan Leaf and the west coast Chevy Bolt EV concept debut took place at a National Drive Electric Week 2015 event in LA.
From Canada to Hong Kong, electric vehicle fans across the world will be promoting their drivetrain technology of choice starting next week.
Oil worker John Gallagher is organizing the only National Drive Electric Week event currently scheduled in Oklahoma. The area doesn't have many EVs, so he's asking for some help.
It turns out that PIA's new executive director, Joel Levin, doesn't even drive an electric car. But he's shopping and learning right now.
National Drive Electric Week holds its celebration of electric motoring from September 12-20. With over a month to go before the event, there are 122 scheduled gatherings so far, including nine in Canada and one in Hong Kong.
September 12-20 will be the fifth annual National Electric Drive Week. Now a global event, Plug In America, the Sierra Club and the Electric Auto Association work with local organizers to put on events that get the public hands-on with EVs, plug-in hybrids and electric motorcycles.
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.
The $8,000 US federal tax credit for hydrogen vehicles will expire at the end of 2014, but don't count this thing down and out quite yet. Some credits that expired a year ago were just renewed by the slow-moving 113th Congress.
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 broke a world record for good measure.
Let's be honest, with more and more electric vehicles out in the world, it's getting easier to bring more and more of them together in one spot. Still, the work that goes into convincing over 500 EV owners to show up at one place at one time should be rewarded. And, in the case of the San Francisco Bay Leafs and Electric Auto Association Silicon Valley Chapter efforts yesterday as part of this year's National Drive Electric Week celebrations in in Cupertino, CA, the reward is a new Guinness Worl
Forget about one National Plug In Day. We're going to need seven this year. And lots of cities will be participating in the party.
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 Mitsubishi i-MiEV. Based on current sales patterns, the next milestone should be reached right around the time of PIA's next big party.
Anyone who's spent any time learning about the alternatives to the standard fossil fuel-burning internal combustion engine knows that there are arguments to be made for and against all of the main options. They also know that there is barely any refueling infrastructure for hydrogen fuel cell cars in the US, aside form a handful of H2 stations in California and one in South Carolina. Somehow, though Lexus, recently said there was an "established infrastructure" in 20 states in an online video ad