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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...
Posted Wed, 12/04/2013 - 4:22pm by tommoloughney
Be prepared if you live in a cold weather region and drive an EV. The cold weather brings challenges, most notably a reduction in the range you'll get, but by following some simple tips you should have no problem beating the effects of the winter. Continue reading...
Posted Sun, 10/13/2013 - 8:27pm by Chad
For many people, it doesn't matter. DC is faster, and that is all that they need to know. But for the curious, this is a simplified explanation of the difference between AC and DC charging. Continue reading...
Posted Mon, 10/07/2013 - 12:28pm by Tom
New battery study results: The first generation RAV4 EV shows the incredible durability of those early EVs. Updated Roadster data shows a 100,000-mile vehicle right at the capacity level expected from results released in July. Tesla Model S data shows solid early battery performance and enthusiastic owners. Continue reading...
Posted Wed, 10/02/2013 - 11:04am by Richard
Plug In America has received a generous donation of a Tesla Roadster which is being auctioned off this week. Continue reading...
Posted Fri, 09/20/2013 - 1:23pm by Paul
Paul Scott shares his latest adventures with an autonomous driving Nissan LEAF and a Nismo LEAF. Continue reading...
Posted Tue, 07/30/2013 - 12:44pm by Jennifer Krill
Josh Fox performed a rare feat in cinema – he brought the problem together with the solution – all in one frame. Continue reading...
Posted Thu, 07/11/2013 - 11:01am by Richard

We revisit John Voelcker's "real" car test, and see where the different available plug-in models stand a year later. What are some possible pros and cons of compliance car programs, for the market and for consumers?

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Posted Tue, 06/25/2013 - 11:45am by Sherry
A funny thing happens when someone gets a plug-in car for the first time. It’s more than the “EV grin” that shows up the first time someone drives a plug-in car. Continue reading...