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Posted Tue, 02/09/2016 - 4:00pm by Joel
If your phone company offered you a shiny new rotary-dial telephone, hard-wired to the wall, but with a lower monthly bill, would you trade in your iPhone or Android? Probably not. Continue reading...
Posted Wed, 12/30/2015 - 9:59am by Jay
At the beginning of the year I would have never predicted we could accomplish so much for plug-in vehicles at the Federal level. Continue reading...
Posted Thu, 12/03/2015 - 10:11am by Tom
In a recent interview in the Atlantic, We Need an Energy Miracle, Bill Gates made some statements about our transition to a zero-carbon energy economy and electric vehicles which need to be corrected. Continue reading...
Posted Fri, 10/30/2015 - 6:21am by Tom

EV drivers get stranded, the same as gas car drivers get stranded. It's pretty much the same situation in any vehicle. People run out of juice not because of how big the tank or battery is, but because they either aren't paying attention or choose to play fuel gauge chicken.

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Posted Sun, 10/25/2015 - 2:25pm by Tom
There is interest in having electric vehicles participate in the grid in an active, bi-directional way. There are many issues involved, but the one that doesn't get a lot of attention is the cost to EV owners in battery pack amortization. Read on to find out what we've learned from Plug In America's EV battery pack longevity studies. Continue reading...
Posted Thu, 10/15/2015 - 4:20am by Richard
The biennual Solar Decathlon returned to Southern California last week, with a twist. There is a significant difference in the rules this year; a first in the contest’s 13-year history. Teams and their houses can now compete in an electric commuting category by making enough electricity to operate a battery-electric vehicle. Continue reading...
Posted Mon, 08/03/2015 - 11:55am by Tom
We can add sound to quiet cars to increase pedestrian safety without compromising the advantage of electric cars in improved driving experience and reduced noise pollution, but doing so demands careful thought and consideration of many complex issues. Continue reading...
Posted Thu, 07/23/2015 - 12:56pm by Zan
The annual race pits drivers of everything from Teslas to EV go-karts for adrenalized fun. Photo: A tech-team member preps a custom, carbon-fiber EV from Palatov Motorsport. Continue reading...
Posted Mon, 04/13/2015 - 11:26am by Zan
In honor of Plug In America’s 10th anniversary and the fifth iteration of National Drive Electric Week, we decided to compile a list of pioneers who have owned electric vehicles for at least 10 years. Continue reading...