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Own a Piece of History

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Plug In America has received a generous donation of a Tesla Roadster which is being auctioned off this week.

328 Linda Nicholes, co-founder of Plug In America and long-time advocate for solar energy and plug-in cars, has been on the front lines of the plug-in movement since the beginning.  When Tesla announced that they would be selling vehicles to the public, Linda was among the first in line.  Her roadster, production number 20, has been featured at numerous plug-in events and has even had a few media cameos.  After purchasing one of the first Model S Sedans, Linda has generously offered her Roadster, “Tessie”, to Plug In America to support our work in prom

Plug In America Research Shows That Tesla Roadster Battery Performance Bests Tesla Motors’ Own Projections 

Mon, 07/15/2013

Plug In America Research Shows That Tesla Roadster Battery Performance Bests Tesla Motors’ Own Projections 

First-Ever Independent Assessment Demonstrates Strong Battery Life

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Plug In America Research Launches Second Landmark Battery Performance Survey: Tesla Roadster

Thu, 01/17/2013

SAN FRANCISCO, CA: Plug In America Research Launches Second Landmark Battery Performance Survey: Tesla Roadster
 

Plug In America has shepherded the drive to electric transportation for nearly a decade, first calling for production of highway-capable vehicles and more recently promoting consumer adoption, supporting market-enabling policy, and providing technical assistance.
 

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National Plug In Day: An Accidental EV Wrangler

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National Plug In Day: An Accidental EV Wrangler
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Former Plug In America board member Alexandra Paul describes the process of rounding up hundreds of EVs for National Plug In Day's flagship event: history's biggest EV parade.

208 Alexandra Paul and her Chevrolet Volt, July 28, 2011I have a lifelong phobia of organizing get-togethers. I avoid anything more complicated than having my book club over for a potluck.

So what did I say when Zan Dubin Scott, Plug In America's Communications Director, asked me to recruit EVs for National Plug In Day’s Santa Monica parade?

I said yes, of course.

Did I mention she wanted to make it the biggest assembly of plug-in vehicles in the world?

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Where Do You Gas Those Things Up?

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Where Do You Gas Those Things Up?
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There are far more outlets than gas pumps, a point I've often made when talking to people about electric vehicles. This advantage of electric vehicles was made particularly clear on a trip through the islands of Washington and British Columbia.
190 Charging at our yurt at Soule Creek Lodge near Port Renfrew, BC.Last week, Cathy and I took the Roadster for a car show and week of island hopping through Washington's San Juan Islands and Vancouver Island in British Columbia.

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Port Renfrew, BC
Canada
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Tesla Roadsters Escape LA

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Tesla Roadsters Escape LA
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On July 16th, 2011, a group of Tesla Roadsters drove from LA to San Diego to escape the traffic of the I-405 closure.

Ready for TakeoffIf you live in California, there's no doubt that you've heard about "Carmageddon", the closure of I-405 on the weekend of July 16th. To escape from this traffic nightmare, Plug In America member Renee Swenson organized an "Escape from LA" Tesla Roadster rally.

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The Road Ahead: Accelerating EV Production

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The Road Ahead: Accelerating EV Production
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The good news is that electric cars are back. The bad news is that they're not being produced fast enough. Working together, we can accelerate this process.

As I write this, at least two of Plug In America's co-founders have taken possession of their new Nissan Leaf electric cars, and three drive Tesla Roadsters. Other drivers are steering new Chevy Volt plug-in hybrids on the roads. More are being delivered every day. Is Plug In America's work done? Hardly. We need to accelerate the drive to electrification of transportation.

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Understanding Electric Vehicle Charging

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Understanding Electric Vehicle Charging
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Charging a car is far more convenient, comfortable and clean than pumping gas. It's a different experience with some subtleties that takes some time to appreciate. Potential EV owners might want to get a head start on the learning curve, and maybe save a bunch of money as a result.

Trading a gas pump for a plug is a wonderful thing. It's far more convenient, takes less of your time, and saves you from breathing toxic fumes and smelling like gas for hours after fueling. Charging is a different experience than pumping gas and understanding the subtleties takes time. I've been driving electric for over two years and I'm still learning. Potential EV owners might want to get a head start on the learning curve, and maybe save a bunch of money as a result.

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Ten Reasons to be Excited About Electric Vehicles

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Ten Reasons to be Excited About Electric Vehicles
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With all of the talk about the coming electric cars, I'd like to share ten reasons why we should be excited about finally having an electric choice in affordable, practical, freeway-capable cars.

With all of the talk about the coming electric cars, I'd like to share ten reasons why we should be excited about finally having an electric choice in affordable, practical, freeway-capable cars. My wife and I have been driving pure electric vehicles for over two years now, we no longer own a gas car, and don't plan on ever owning one again. Now that we're used to driving electric, we have no interest in going back to gas. Here are ten reasons why.

71 Sporty or Practical, Electric Vehicles Do It All

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Our PSA Hits National Televsion

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Our PSA Hits National Televsion
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Who knew Fabio--and FOX--would be so good to us?

Plug In America's third PSA, "Hype," ran on national television today, from start to finish. This is a historic first for us. Sure, we've been on the big screen ("Who Killed the Electric Car?") and our protests and talking-points covered by local TV news. But whodathunk FOX would be the first network to go so far for not-so-little-old us?