by Gary Ashton Homeowners looking into electric vehicles (EVs) often decide that they need a charging station at home. The rare few that are familiar with performing their own electrical work and with securing the necessary permits may want to self-install a hard-wired or portable charging station. However, before installing an electric charging station at [...]
Diverse partners across Tennessee are partnering to bring EV awareness events to cities from Memphis to Kingsport! These events will take place between Saturday, September 10 and Saturday, September 17. >>> Please click here to view the press release! <<<
Thanks to Nissan, Calloway Oil of Maryville, TN and Brightfield Transportation Solutions (out of Asheville, NC) there are three new DC fast charge (DCFC) units in the greater Knoxville area that can quickly refuel electric vehicles (EVs). Working with the East Tennessee Clean Fuels Coalition, these chargers have been at added in Knoxville, Maryville and Lenoir City. All three sites are at Calloway Oil’s E‐Z Stop convenience stores (Exxon/Mobil): 8605 Walbrook Dr, Knoxville, TN 37923 1758 W. Broadway, Maryville, TN 37803 1111 US Hwy 321, Lenoir City, TN 37771 A grand opening event was held at the Knoxville location on August 18, 2016 to celebrate both these chargers and additional chargers that have been installed throughout East TN so far [...]
Need to know the basics about electric vehicles and what it takes to keep them charged up? Check out this helpful presentation put together by the Black Bear Solar Institute....Click to view EV presentation
Even as the fuel-efficiency of gasoline powered cars continues to improve, the carbon footprint of producing oil continues to increase. Electricity powered transportation, even when partially supplied by a coal-powered grid, still remains one of the cleanest options toward zero-emissions vehicles. Read more about why oil is getting dirtier while alternative fuels are getting cleaner [...]
Look out Tesla, there's a new kid on the block: BMW is showing a promising future in the electric vehicle market. But can the iconic luxury manufacturer take on Tesla? Read the story here.
Skeptical that electric vehicles will ever catch on? Bob Sheth of Environmental News Network disagrees. Find out why here.
The US Department of Energy's Workplace Charging Challenge is hosting a webinar addressing ideas related to engaging employers and community stakeholders to host successful workplace charging outreach events. Speakers include Linda Benevides of Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, Samantha Bingham and Lori Clark of Chicago Area Clean Cities and Dallas-Ft. Worth Area [...]
Driving electric may become a whole lot easier thanks to a new technology being tested in the UK. Read the story here
The assumption that gas prices and the use of alternative vehicles have an inverse relationship (i.e. one goes up, the other goes down and vice versa) is certainly well founded. However, Plug-In American decided to sort the facts from the myths, and their results may surprise you. Click here to access the story!