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Drive Electric Week: 236 events in 212 cities, 7 countries, 46 US states this year

Drive Electric Week: 236 events in 212 cities, 7 countries, 46 US states this year

Between September 10 and 18, more than 120,000 people around the world turned out for National Drive Electric Week—the annual event dedicated to the promotion of electric cars. With 235 events in 212 cities, seven countries, and 46 U.S. states, the event once again surpassed the "national"... read more

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Tesla Model S lithium-ion battery pack in rolling chassis   [photo: Martin Gillet via Flickr]

Two-Thirds of Earliest Tesla Drivetrains To Need Replacement In 60,000 Miles, Owner Data Suggests

With almost 100,000 on the world's roads, the Tesla Model S electric car is a remarkable achievement. It remains the longest-range electric car in volume production more than... read more December 9, 2015 by


 
2013 Nissan Leaf

Electric-Car Driver To Plant Trees In 48 States On Cross-Country Trip

Despite its name, National Drive Electric Week is actually an international awareness event for plug-in electric cars. And in concert with this year's event, one driver is... read more August 26, 2015 by


 
Tesla Model S electric-car road trip, Route 66 Museum, Elk City, Oklahoma  [photo: David Noland]

Oil Hauler Brings Electric Cars To Heart Of Oklahoma Oil Country

The event that started out as National Plug-In Day has now expanded into National Drive Electric Week. Every year, advocacy group Plug-In America collaborates with the Sierra... read more August 5, 2015 by


 
National Drive Electric Week 2014: Gathering in New Britain, CT. Photo by Gian Metzger.

Nissan To Continue Sponsoring National Drive Electric Week Through 2017

National Drive Electric Week, the annual event devoted to advocating plug-in electric cars, will be sponsored by Nissan for the next three years, organizers announced today... read more June 11, 2015 by


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

Electric Cars: What's Needed To Eliminate Gasoline, Diesel In 25 Years

More than four years after the first modern electric cars went on sale in significant numbers, concerted efforts by carmakers, governments, and assorted advocates have... read more May 11, 2015 by


 
2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid, Catskill Mountains, NY, Oct 2012

Hey, Media: Electric Cars Aren't Hybrids, The Difference Matters

It all started with an article by Edmunds that boiled down to "owners of green cars are trading them in for SUVs in record numbers." That may be true--and it has since been... read more April 23, 2015 by


 
1996 General Motors EV1

Electric Car Pioneers Celebrate 10 Years Of Driving On Grid Power

The era of the modern electric car essentially began in December 2010, when the Nissan Leaf and Chevrolet Volt first went on sale. Yet some people have been driving electric... read more April 17, 2015 by


 
MetLife electric-car charging station for employee use - Dayton, Ohio

Workplace Charging For Electric Cars: Best Practices Revealed

As electric cars grow in popularity, workplace charging becomes more important. Yet while it provides a convenient option for drivers--especially those without their own... read more January 19, 2015 by


 
BMW ActiveE electric car in front of old gas pumps, Belvidere, NJ   [photo: Tom Moloughney]

Gas Stations: Hazardous To Your Health In Many Ways

It turns out that--in addition to their environmental benefit--electric cars can help improve the health of the people who drive them. A few weeks ago, we posted an anecdote... read more December 26, 2014 by


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

How To Quit Smoking: Buy An Electric Car?

Electric cars are good for the environment, but could they also benefit the health of the people who drive them? There's now a small amount of anecdotal evidence that buying... read more December 5, 2014 by


 
National Drive Electric Week 2014: Boston. Photo by John C. Briggs.

National Drive Electric Week: 150 Cities, 90,000 People, Electric Cars All Over

This past week, thousands of people came out to learn about, experience, and extoll the virtues of the electric car. They were participating in National Drive Electric... read more September 25, 2014 by


 
Record-breaking electric-car parade in Cupertino, California. Photo courtesy of Plug In America.

New Guinness World Record: 507 Electric Cars In One Place

Start those patriotic cheers, because the U.S. can now claim the record for most electric cars in one place. A judge from the Guinness Book of World Records certified on... read more September 22, 2014 by


 
National Plug-In Day, Oct 2011

Drive Electric Week, Starting Next Monday, Set To Break Records

As an example of how far the reach of electric vehicles has grown, you need to look little further than the growth of National Drive Electric Week. Now in its fourth year... read more September 8, 2014 by


 
2013 Tesla Model S in old-growth forest, Bella Coola Valley, Canada [photo: owner Vincent Argiro]

NJ Bill To Permit Direct Sales By Electric-Car Maker Tesla To Be Heard Tomorrow

The guerilla warfare between auto dealers and Tesla Motors continues, with the latest skirmish happening tomorrow in New Jersey. Perhaps war analogies are overstating the... read more June 4, 2014 by


 
2011 Tesla Roadster 2.5

Battery Life In Tesla Roadster Is Likely Better Than Predicted

Battery life is the subject of lingering doubt for many electric vehicle owners, but doom and gloom degradation projections don't always come true. Not for the Tesla Roadster... read more July 16, 2013 by 6


 

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