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Posted Thu, 07/03/2014 - 10:26am by Tom
Sign ups for National Drive Electric Week event organizers are taking off. We expect to far surpass last year in both number of events and outreach to the public who may not realize the many benefits of driving electric until they have a chance to talk to an EV owner at a National Drive Electric Week event. Continue reading...
Posted Wed, 06/04/2014 - 8:34am by michael
Please join Plug In America Vice President Michael Thwaite in Trenton on Thursday 5th June, 11am at Room 13 (4th floor) of the Statehouse Annex to give testimony to the Assembly Consumer Affairs Committee to support the bill supporting New Jersey and indeed American innovation. Continue reading...
Posted Tue, 04/29/2014 - 8:48am by Tom
Data from the Plug In America EV battery surveys adds insight into how EV drivers charge their cars. Continue reading...
Posted Thu, 04/17/2014 - 6:58am by tommoloughney
Will buying an electric car mean your electric bill will go up as much as your gasoline bill used to be? Are you just trading gas dollars for electricity dollars? Not at all. Electric cars cost roughly 3 to 4 times less to fuel than gasoline cars do. We do the the math here: Continue reading...
Posted Thu, 04/10/2014 - 7:03am by michael

Last month, March 11th, the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (NJMVC) voted to enforce an age old ruling that prohibited car manufacturers from selling cars directly to the consumer. The target of that act was Tesla Motors Inc.  Read on to find out what happened next.

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Posted Mon, 03/31/2014 - 6:29pm by tommoloughney
In 2014, the US will see a number of plug-ins from Germany, increasing the array of electric vehicles available to the US public. Here we take a quick look at some of what the US will get from German manufacturers in the coming months. Continue reading...
Posted Wed, 03/26/2014 - 9:45am by Kirk
According to a study from SolarCity, a growing number of Americans are making clean energy purchases for their homes and using their electronic devices to automate their green lifestyle. Continue reading...
Posted Fri, 03/07/2014 - 5:06pm by Kirk
SolarCity is now promoting a great pairing that Plug In America’s founders helped pioneer: EV/PV. That is, driving electric vehicles with photovoltaic power. Driving on the sun! We love their approach – they are inviting people to become “power couples.” Continue reading...
Posted Tue, 02/25/2014 - 9:32am by Tom
There's more to the cost of a vehicle than the sticker price or the monthly car payment. To help potential plug-in buyers, we present a spreadsheet tool to help compare the total cost of ownership between conventional, plug-in hybrid, and all-electric vehicles you can customize to your driving needs. Continue reading...
Posted Wed, 01/15/2014 - 8:59am by Tom
We've seen a number of reports recently about predictions that electric vehicles will lose value faster than similar gas cars. There's a deceptive math trick being used to make the resale values of EVs look bad. Continue reading...