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    Official: National Drive Electric Week sees 150 percent growth from last year

    Since National Plug In Day became National Drive Electric Week this year, electric-vehicle advocates, or at least the greedier ones, perhaps hoped for a sevenfold increase in attendance. Even though that didn't quite happen, the number of people who showed up to celebrate all that is electric and ...

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    Video: Plug In America expects 250,000 EVs will be sold by September
    Milestone Could Hit During National Drive Electric Week 1403652540

    The group of electric vehicle supporters known as Plug In America (PIA) figures that a grand total of 220,494 plug-in vehicles have been purchased in the US since the modern wave of EVs went on sale in late 2010. Just over a year ago, PIA celebrated the 100,000th EV sold in the US, a Mitsubishi ...

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    Plug In America predicts good EV sales in 2014 and beyond

    No one here is surprised that Plug In America is confident in the future of plug-in vehicles. This is a group that has fought for years to increase their numbers in the US and was able to celebrate, finally, the sale of the 100,000th EV (a Mitsubishi i-MiEV) here earlier this year. In other ...

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    Study: Roadster batteries likely to perform better than Tesla predicted

    Once the epitome of EV cool, the Tesla Roadster has kind of taken a back seat to the new electric vehicles in the market it helped spawn. Turns out, even in the background, the Roadster has things to teach us. Or, at least it does to the experts at Plug In America who recently took a closer look ...

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    This weekend, someone just might buy the 100,000th electric car in the US

    It's tough to know for sure how many plug-in vehicles have been sold throughout the US, but if anyone has been keeping count, it's the fine folks at Plug In America. And, according to them, somewhere in America this weekend, maybe, someone will buy the 100,000th electric car. PIA says it expects ...

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    Official: 2nd annual National Plug In Day will feature EVs, free iPads

    ...and then there were 60. That's how many cities will be celebrating the Second Annual National Plug In Day later this month. The celebration of all things EV, which is being put on by Plug In America, Sierra Club and the Electric Auto Association, will take place Sunday, September 23, in ...

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    Video: If you can't plug your car in...

    Plug In America members sure like to point out how much better their cars are than regular gas vehicles. The latest video version of this message shows a happy Chevrolet Volt driver – but not the way GM portrays them – who goes through the list of ways a plug-in car benefits the ...

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    Adopt A Charger memorial fund set up for EV advocate Doug Korthof

    The plug-in vehicle grassroots are a little less vibrant today with the news that EV advocate Doug Korthof has passed way. We were lucky to have Korthof's voice appear in the AutoblogGreen comments from time to time, but his true contribution to the field was his long-time commitment to getting ...

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    Official: Plug In America plans educational webinar for prospective EV owners

    San Francisco-based electric vehicle advocacy group Plug In America is planning a one-hour webinar later this month that the group says will answer many questions both electric-drive car owners and novices have about plug-in vehicles. Plug In America will cover subjects such as vehicle ...

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    Plug In America: "Plug-in vehicles of today are what cell phones were in 1987"

    For years, Plug In America's raison d'être was to get plug-in vehicles from major automakers on the road. Now that these vehicles are available, PIA is slightly shifting focus: to get more and better electric vehicles out there. To do this, it needs members. In the group's latest email ...

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    Long-range electric vehicle tricks for the early adopter: ask campgrounds the right question

    Electric vehicle (EV) advocate Chad Schwitters recently drove from Washington state down to San Diego, CA in his Tesla Roadster. This isn't exactly news, but when you get Plug In America to write up the journey, you can learn a thing or two from a trip like this. For example, PIA member Linda ...

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    Plug In America test drives the Chevy Volt *UPDATE

    Plug In America and the Chevy Volt – Click above to watch video after the jump
    What happens when members of Plug In America (PIA) spend some time with the Chevrolet Volt? The rest of us get to ride along in this relaxed video. One way you can tell PIA is more interested in the way the ...

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    Nissan gives Plug In America $25,000 grant for more education and outreach

    Nissan Leaf – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Nissan North America has rewarded Plug In America (PIA) for its long effort pushing for more plug-in vehicles with a $25,000 grant. Hey, that's about how much a new Leaf will cost (after tax credits). PIA will not use the money to buy a ...

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    A bit of extra solar energy on the solstice

    Most everyone in the plug-in vehicle movement knows about Paul and Zan Scott. Leaders of Plug In America, they have been tireless advocates for electric drive vehicles (especially for pairing them with solar panels) for years. But yesterday they shared a bit about why they work so tirelessly to ...

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    Plug In America calls on CARB to put H2 funds into plug-in vehicles

    The California Air Resources Board (CARB) is working on revising its Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Program for 2015 and beyond. During a meeting last Thursday, members of advocacy group Plug In America delivered testimony at CARB's hearing and asked the regulatory agency to shift its focus from ...

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    Plug In America criticizes CARB loophole that could help BMW with its MINI E

    MINI E - click above for high-res image gallery
    BMW has gotten a lot of press (some bad) for their MINI E project. Even though the all-electric car comes with a plug, the plug-in advocacy group Plug In America (PIA) has a problem with the way that the Bavarians might be able to get a lot of ...

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    $2 billion? Nah, more like $12.5 billion for plug-in cars in the stimulus bill

    When the big stimulus bill was passed this week, the number that rose to the forefront was a $2 billion investment for plug in vehicles. But, if you add in all the additional plug-in help for things like infrastructure, the actual plug-in stimulus package is closer to $12.5 billion, according to ...

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    Video of Plug In America's Inaugural Parade West - with 70 electric cars

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    We've already learned a lot about the sweet electric car parade that cruised through Santa Monica two weekends ago, but if all those pictures were not enough for you, we've got a solid 38-minute video for you to check out. The video includes scenes ...

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    Plug In America's Inaugural Parade West: 74 plug-in vehicles, lots of pictures

    Click on the image above for a gallery of images from the parade
    With today's inauguration of President Obama now in the history books, here's how over seventy electric vehicles were used to celebrate the event with a short parade through Santa Monica, California over the weekend. Plug In America ...

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    Plug In America will host West Coast Inauguration parade with 30+ EVs

    The AltCar crowd around the EV1 and the Chevy Volt. Photo to Amy Williams
    Many of the people in Plug in America were excited by Barack Obama's win in the US presidential election. So excited, in fact, that they applied to be part of the Presidential Inaugural Parade that will take place later this ...


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