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    Plug In America: "Plug-in vehicles of today are what cell phones were in 1987"
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    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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    Video: How apartment dwellers can charge their electric vehicles
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    Recently, we got an email from a reader named Bernadine asking about apartment dwellers charging their plug-in cars. She wrote:

    I would like to see Autoblog contact, address, and consider how would apartment dwellers fit in the scheme of things by the manufacturers of "green" vehicles. I am ...

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    Video: Plug In America's latest PSA pokes fun at endless gas engine maintenance costs
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    Plug In America's "Clothes" PSA – Click above to watch video after the jump
    Plug In America's stated goal for its series of commercials – excuse us, "Public Service Announcements" – is to, "engage viewers through humor, then educate them about the benefits of plug-in vehicles." ...

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    Fabio schools Fox's hyper-skeptical Neil Cavuto on electric cars
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    Plug In America's ad "Hype," which features beefcake Fabio, is making national headlines and the hunky book cover model appeared on Fox News with anchor Neil Cavuto to discuss the PSA and electromobility. As someone who never watches Fox News, it was a bit surprising to see an interviewer be this ...

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    Plug In America dishes out some beefcake with Fabio in latest electric vehicle PSA
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    Plug In America's electric vehicle PSA with Fabio – Click above to watch video after the jump
    As promised, the latest PSA from Plug In America features a suave, reassuring electric vehicle proponent: Fabio. Following in the footsteps of the previous two PSAs, "Cell Phone" and "Ocean Crude," ...

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    Plug In America launches electric vehicle "accessories" page
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    Yesterday, the Chevrolet Volt drove off with the 2011 Green Car of the Year Award at the LA Auto Show and, in some small way, rung in the start of the electric era. With the dominance of gasoline- and diesel-fueled rides ebbing bit by bit and plug-in vehicles slowly emerging, it's now time for some ...

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    Plug In America releases first of seven electric vehicle PSAs, Fabio's star turn is yet to come
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    Plug In America's electric vehicle PSAs – Click above to watch videoes after the jump
    Can ten years of promoting electric cars be boiled down to 30 seconds? Plug In America would like to suggest that they can, especially if you really mean cramming them into seven 30-second ads (or, to use ...

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    Voting tomorrow? Here's where the incumbents stand on plug-in vehicles
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    Plug In America member and author Sherry Boschert (she wrote Plug-in Hybrids: The Cars that Will Recharge America) has put together a legislative scorecard for America's mid-term elections. The list is simply a recounting of how current members of Congress voted on bills that advanced plug-in ...

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    Plug In America turns five: Paul Scott looks back and ahead
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    Plug In America has played a serious role in the re-emergence of the electric vehicle over the past – um, how long now? oh, yeah – five years. To celebrate, the "motley crew" of activists who were fed up with putting gasoline into their cars is holding a fifth anniversary party this ...

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    Electric vehicle advocate Paul Scott "intends to be the number one Leaf salesman in the world"
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    For years, Paul Scott has been promoting electric vehicles (EVs) as a co-founder of Plug-In America, but he'll soon be promoting one EV a bit more than others in his new job as a Nissan Leaf salesman. Yes, after a private lunch with Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn in June and discussions with his local ...

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    Long-range electric vehicle tricks for the early adopter: ask campgrounds the right question
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    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
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    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
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    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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    How do fluctuating gas prices compare to electricity costs?
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    We expect the advocacy group Plug In America to constantly remind us of the benefits of plug-in vehicles. That's their reason for being, after all. Sometimes, impassioned pleas make a good argument; sometimes, taking a fresh look at what might be considered a boring topic does the trick. Plug In ...

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    Coda Sedan cruises the streets of San Francisco [w/video]
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    Coda Sedan in San Francisco – Click above to watch video after the jump
    Coda Automotive still isn't letting outsiders drive the all-electric sedan that's due later this year, but the company is sending the EV out to interested parties to let them get a sneak peek. The car was at AltCar ...

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    Squaring off, again: plug-in advocates respond to anti-PHEV report
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    Recently, a report came out of the National Academies of Science that declared the costs for plug-in hybrids were "likely to remain high" while the benefits would be "modest for decades." With such a tantalizing bit of contrarianism, how could it not make the pages of the New York Times? The ...

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    A bit of extra solar energy on the solstice
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    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
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    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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    Toyota out of the Chamber of Commerce? Plug in America calls out the troops
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    The Yes Men were in the news recently for a hoax that put the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's lame position on climate change under the spotlight. This week, Move On and Plug In America are pushing an online campaign to get Toyota to stop funding the Chamber's anti-climate lobbying. The campaign ...

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    Plug In America's 2nd annual benefit features lots of vehicles, internet auction
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    Those who value the role played by Plug In America (PIA) in lobbying and promoting a future full of plug-in vehicles will have the opportunity to spend some time with the people behind the effort and show your support at their 2nd annual benefit and internet auction. The affair will be hosted at ...

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