Residential Charging: Can You Install an Electric Car Charging Station in Your Garage?

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 [...]

By |2018-04-10T09:36:16-04:00December 18th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Tennesseans Partner for 2016 NDEW Events

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!  <<<      

By |2016-09-08T14:43:03-04:00September 8th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

9 new DCFC units on eastern side of Tennessee

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 [...]

By |2018-04-10T09:36:16-04:00August 19th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

EV 101 – A Simple Explanation of Electric Vehicles & Charging Them

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

By |2016-02-26T14:43:16-04:00February 25th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Oil – A Dirty Little Word Gets Dirtier

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 [...]

By |2016-03-04T09:47:51-04:00February 17th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Employer Workshop Best Practices Webinar

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 [...]

By |2015-09-09T14:35:34-04:00September 9th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Gas Prices and Electric Vehicles: What the Data Say

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!

By |2015-08-28T09:18:51-04:00August 26th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments