2018 Plug-in hybrids and EVs for sale

There were over 500,000 electrified vehicles on America's roads in 2015. While that is a significant increase from the 70,000 in 2012, it is still fewer than predicted for U.S. cars on the roads. EV sales are increasing, up over 37% in 2016. As more PHEV and EV SUVs come on the market, we will [...]

The argument for ZEV vehicles in California

I was having a discussion with an acquaintance recently about zero emission vehicles and the how dirty the Fresno/Bakersfield area is. He rightly noted that transportation is light-duty vehicles are just a fraction of the emissions in those counties. He said he was not making a case for either Electric Vehicles nor hydrogen, and said [...]

clean cars affordable for lower-income Californians

OAKLAND — The California Air Resources Board today announced a new statewide grant and loan program to help lower-income consumers across California get into the cleanest new and used cars on the market. The Clean Vehicle Assistance Program to use initial $5 million to provide grants and loans for new and used clean cars. The [...]

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DrivetheARC charges your Nissan Leaf for free

I parked my Nissan Leaf at the charging station in front of Savemart in Auburn, CA, clicked on start, put my EVgo card up to scan, and it didn't work. I was just about to try it again when another Leaf driver got out of his car, put his iPhone up to the charger and [...]

Nine States plan the future of electric cars

The Trump Administration continues to try to weaken federal greenhouse gas (GHG) and corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) standards for the nation’s light-duty vehicle fleet. In the face of adversity from the government, nine States have reaffirmed that they support the implementation of the Multi-State Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Action Plan for 2018-2021. “These nine [...]

Top ten reasons to buy electric or plug-in vehicles

At the 2018 New York International Auto Show, there was a variant of an electrified vehicle on every manufacturer's stage. Some have been around for years, some we got to see for the first time. Thanks to Toyota (the company with the longest running hybrid), Tesla (the only all-electric car company in the United States), [...]