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December 6th, 2022

TESLA IS STILL DOMINANT, BUT ITS U.S. MARKET SHARE IS ERODING AS CHEAPER EVs ARRIVE

Tesla is still the top-selling electric vehicle brand in the U.S., but its dominance is eroding as rivals offer a growing number of more affordable models, according to a report Tuesday by S&P Global Mobility.
​​​​​​​Written By Michael Wayland & Lora Kolodny from CNBC

November 29th, 2022

ONE MORE TIME - EVs AND THE FEDERAL TAX CREDIT

Changes to the federal tax credit for electric vehicles have introduced lots of new provisions. Here’s what we know so far.
Written By Steve Hanley from CleanTechnica

November 22nd, 2022

THE NEXT STEP - BUILDING AN INFRASTRUCTURE

The electric car wave is building. EV sales are set to reach an all-time high in 2022, both in the US and globally, and we're well on our way to reaching this government's ambitious target of a 50% electric vehicle sales share in 2030.
Written By Suzanne Stougie

November 15th, 2022

KNOW THE BASICS - HOW TO CHARGE YOUR EV!

In theory, charging an EV is no more difficult than charging, say, your mobile phone. You plug one end of the charging cable into a power source and the other into your appliance (your car) and you get comfy while you wait until the battery level is full. For home charging, it really is that easy. A level 2 home charging station ensures your car’s battery will charge quickly, leaving you to enjoy the full range of your EV with minimal fuss.
Written By Suzanne Stougie

November 8th, 2022

AS ELECTRIC VEHICLES BECOME MORE POPULAR, HOME RENTERS FACE A CHARGING DILEMMA

The transition to electric vehicles is underway for homeowners who can power up in their own garage, but for millions of renters, access to charging remains a significant barrier. Now, cities across the U.S. are trying to come up with innovative public charging solutions as drivers string power cords across sidewalks, erect private charging stations on city right-of-ways and queue at public facilities.​​​​​​​
Article from NPR by The AP

November 8th, 2022

HONDA AND GM WORKING ON AN ELECTRIC CAR UNDER 30K

This project even has a corresponding codename – AEV, which stands for “Affordable Electric Vehicle”. This vehicle will be developed under the cooperation of Honda and General Motors.​​​​​​​
Article from Technology.org

November 1st, 2022

ELECTRIC VEHICLE CONVERSIONS FOR CLASSIC CARS ARE GAINING MOMENTUM

Just like restomods and modified cars have a place in the market, electric vehicle conversions are becoming more commonplace. This year at SEMA 2021, the Ford F-100 Eluminator truck with a Mach-E electric motor made a big splash. But there is a big market out there for classic car to EV conversions that seem to be heating up.
​​​​​​Written By Amanda Cline for MotorBiscuit

October 25th, 2022

HOW WE DO IT - GOING ELECTRIC IN CALIFORNIA

The future of our transportation is 100% electric. And in the United States, California is the leader of the pack. The Governor of California is keen to be a driving force in not just the U.S., but also the global transition to clean transportation. One of his aims: growing the number of EVs in his own state, especially among lower-income demographics. Here are some of the ways the Golden State is smashing its EV goals.
​​​​​​Written By Suzanne Stougie

October 18th, 2022

THINKING AHEAD - MULTI UNIT DWELLINGS

With the numbers of EV owners going up, and most of the charging being done at home, the math is simple: there are a lot of homes needing some kind of charging infrastructure in the near future. This doesn’t just apply to homeowners, though. It’s an issue that faces homeowner associations (HOAs) too, as well as the owners and managers of multi-unit dwellings (MuDs) – condominiums, apartments, cooperatives, mobile home parks and townhomes.
​​​​​​Written By Suzanne Stougie

October 11th, 2022

DID YOU KNOW? ZERO EMISSIONS VEHICLE MANDATES IN THE U.S.

To tackle the climate crisis, governments all over the world are coming up with plans and regulations for increased electrification of the automobile market. With exhaust fumes contributing significantly to greenhouse gas emissions, this is an important step in phasing out internal combustion engines, reducing exposure to harmful air pollutants and protecting our environment.
​​​​​​​Written By Suzanne Stougie

October 6th, 2022

MOST ELECTRIC CAR BUYERS DON'T SWITCH BACK TO GAS

People who buy electric vehicles (EVs) really like them, according to U.S. vehicle registration data, which shows most EV owners tend to buy an EV for their next car, too.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
​​​​​​​Written By Joann Muller, author of Axios What's Next

October 4th, 2022

FIVE USED EVs THAT ARE A GREAT BUY RIGHT NOW!

With the first wave of EV lease contracts reaching their end dates, and manufacturers introducing new models on the regular, more and more used EVs are up for grabs. Time to pick yours! Here are some of America’s current secondhand favorites, in no particular order. 
​​​​​​​Written By Suzanne Stougie

September 27th, 2022

GET TO KNOW THE LINGO - CHARGING STATION EDITION

The language of electrification can be dauntingly technical and is riddled with acronyms and other jargon. But you don’t need a degree in physics to know what the experts are on about. In this second part of our Get to Know The Lingo Guide, we will get you up to speed on all things related to charging.  
​​​​​​​Written By Suzanne Stougie

September 20th, 2022

MAKING EVs MORE AFFORDABLE FOR ALL DEMOGRAPHICS

Slowly but surely, Americans are starting to believe in electrification. And so is the White House – last year president Biden signed a non-binding order stating that by 2030, half of all new cars sold in the USA are to be zero-emissions vehicles.​​​​​​​
​​​​​​​Written By Suzanne Stougie

September 13th, 2022

GET TO KNOW THE LINGO - ELECTRIC VEHICLE EDITION

The language of the electric car is littered with acronyms and other jargon, creating a complicated, almost mystical air around the EV. But all is not as hard as it seems. Just read through our list of commonly used vehicle-related terms and you’ll be an EV expert in no time.
​​​​​​​Written By Suzanne Stougie

September 6th, 2022

FIVE QUESTIONS TO HELP YOU DETERMINE THE COST OF YOUR HOME CHARGING STATION

Curious to know how much the installation of a Level 2 charging unit in your garage or driveway will set you back? The answer depends on your personal situation. Allow us to explain which factors impact the installation costs for a single-family home.
​​​​​​​Written By Suzanne Stougie

August 31st, 2022

WHAT DOES THE NEW INFLATION REDUCTION ACT MEAN FOR EV DRIVERS?

​​​​​​​It’s the talk of the town and with good reason. President Biden even interrupted his holiday to sign it, asap: the Inflation Reduction Act. Dubbed ‘the most significant climate legislation in U.S. history’ by the White House, this landmark bill is aimed at all low-emissions forms of energy to fight climate change. It’s therefore no surprise that clean vehicles play a large part in the bill.
​​​​​​​Written By Suzanne Stougie

August 30th, 2022

ALL STATE EV INFRASTRUCTURE DEPLOYMENT PLANS ARE READY
​​​​​​​TO GO

US federal and state governments are moving with unprecedented speed to start delivering funding for a planned national EV charging network.​​​​​​​
​​​​​​​Written By Charles Morris

August 23rd, 2022

BUILDING AN ELECTRIC
CAR CHARGING EMPIRE

Green.org sat down with Paul Nijssen, the CEO of EVCharge4U, to learn how they became the premiere Commercial & Residential Electric Car Charging Specialists in the San Francisco Bay Area.
​​​​​​​Written By Jess K @ Green.Org

August 16th, 2022

INS AND OUTS OF LEVEL 2 EV CHARGING UNITS FOR YOUR PRIVATE HOME

Whether you’re a happy EV driver or considering becoming one, charging your car’s battery while you sleep or relax at home is one of the great advantages of going electric. Here are the main considerations when contemplating a wall-mounted unit for your private home.
​​​​​​​Written By Suzanne Stougie

August 9th, 2022

FIVE REASONS FOR GETTING
AN EV, STAT!

Convinced an EV is not your thing? Here are 5 reasons that will make you think again!
Written By Suzanne Stougie