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Posted Wed, 09/01/2010 - 9:00am by Sherry
West Coast Green. The Green Drive Expo. Bioneers. And the West Coast Corridor Coalition. Which of these events fits under the category of "pro-environment"? Continue reading...
Posted Mon, 08/30/2010 - 9:14pm by Linda
Plug In America member Sara Bissig and her husband Jimmy have a very visible all-electric taxi service in The Woodlands community north of oil-rich Houston, Texas.Their two Go Green Eco Taxis faithfully deliver passengers around town in clean, chic electric style.The larger of the two Sky Car neighborhood electric vehicles (NEVs) is often filled to 10-person capacity as it zips around The Woodlands Mall, Town Center and Grogan's Mill Village for $3.00 per person. Continue reading...
Posted Tue, 08/24/2010 - 4:54pm by Sherry
Summer's almost over, but it's not too late to get in on Plug In America's summer reading special deal -- two great books for the price of one. Place your order before Labor Day to take advantage of this offer. Continue reading...
Posted Thu, 08/05/2010 - 1:58pm by Chad
One hot summer day when I was a child, my parents took me to the county fair. This was an unusual event for us, and we were there all day. We didn't get home until late, so I went straight to bed--exhausted, yet excited and happy. The way I felt that night kept popping in to my mind last week as I represented Plug In America at the Progressive Insurance Automotive X-Prize Leadership Summit. The first day was inside some comfortable conference rooms; through the large windows we could see the blistering heat on the track where the competitors were running the last events of the Finals Stage. Continue reading...
Posted Wed, 08/04/2010 - 7:57am by Linda
Electric vehicle advocate, adventurer, technology evangelist, businessman, computer expert and Tesla road warrior Chad Schwitters recently became Plug In America's newest board member. PIA's multi-talented new guy hails from Redmond, Washington where his oh-so-green garage houses not one, not two but THREE plug-in vehicles. Chad has served his state by helping to educate the public about the immeasurable benefits of alternative transportation. He's served the EV community by working with PIA and organizing events for the Seattle Electric Vehicle Association. Continue reading...
Posted Tue, 07/20/2010 - 10:07pm by Linda
I recently had the honor of dining with fellow Tesla roadster owner Howard Dunholter, who at 98 years of age is clearly not your "typical" Tesla enthusiast. Howard's interest in EVs began way back in 1921 when he was a ten-year-old tot. He remembers watching lamp-like electric horseless carriages gliding through his hometown of Cincinnati as the cars delivered local ladies to church services. Howard never forgot those silent, crystalline cars. "They had a lot of glass and class." It was the beginning of his life-long fascination with electric vehicles. Continue reading...
Posted Thu, 07/15/2010 - 11:31am by Richard
The Oregon Electric Vehicle Association held their 2010 EV Awareness Day on Saturday, July 10. Kelli and I arrived the day before. We were told the weather had been rainy and cold, but by Friday it had turned hot and sunny. Pioneer Square, affectionately known as Portland's "living room", was barren, except for a few scattered tents hinting at the activities of the coming day. Continue reading...
Posted Thu, 07/01/2010 - 7:10pm by Linda
Just how plugged in are you going to be this summer? How about electrifying your hazy-crazy-lazy days of summer by joining Plug In America from July 26-29 for this year's Plug-In 2010 Conference and Exposition at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center? Continue reading...
Posted Fri, 06/25/2010 - 5:00am by Sherry
Th!nk was my first electric car, leased from Ford in 2002-2004. My wife and I loved that little car and were heartbroken when Ford canceled all Th!nk leases. Continue reading...
Posted Wed, 06/16/2010 - 4:51am by Paul
Dawn broke early this morning in Yokohama, and I was awake to see it since I was still on west coast time. I also couldn't sleep given this was the day I would finally get to drive the actual Leaf EV, not a converted mule like those I'd driven before. Continue reading...