Plugin Cars News

By Brad Berman ·
September 09, 2015

PlugShare and Sungevity Offer Free Charging Stations for Bay Area Customers

Electric vehicle drivers in the San Francisco Bay Area now have a new reason to go solar. PlugShare and Sungevity teamed up to offer a free Level 2 residential charging station to all rooftop solar panel customers who drive an EV. Eligible customers will receive a 7.2-kW GE WattStation charging station—and free installation—when they opt to add rooftop solar to their homes.

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By Brad Berman ·
September 04, 2015

Can Electric Cars Shed Their Elite Reputation?

Changes to plug-in car incentives to limit rebates for high-income consumers in California will take effect just as a wave of luxury EVs and plug-in hybrids come to market.

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By Brad Berman ·
August 18, 2015

Audi Confirms Korean Battery Suppliers for 300-mile Electric SUV

Audi said that it's developing a battery for a pure electric sport utility vehicle. The batteries, to be sourced from South Korean suppliers LG Chem and Samsung SDI, could provide as much as 300 miles of range for a future Audi SUV.

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By Brad Berman ·
August 09, 2015

National Drive Electric Week: Calls on More Cities to Join in 2015

Last year’s nationwide annual celebration of electric cars was held in about 150 cities. The 2015 event—taking place September 12-20—promises to be even bigger. The organizers are now calling on cities that have not previously participated to get busy.

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By Brad Berman ·
August 07, 2015

Audi Sets $37,900 Price for A3 Compact Luxury Plug-in

Audi this week announced that pricing for the all-new 2016 A3 Sportback e-tron plug-in hybrid will begin at $37,900, before incentives. The model is Audi’s first plug-in model sold in the United States. It will be in dealerships nationwide starting in October.

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New to EVs? Start here

  1. Electric Cars Pros and Cons
    EVs are a great solution for most people. But not everybody.
  2. Seven Things To Know About Buying a Plug-In Car
    A few simple tips before you visit the dealership.
  3. Incentives for Plug-in Hybrids and Electric Cars
    Take advantage of credits and rebates to reduce EV costs.
  4. Buying Your First Home EV Charger
    You'll want a home charger. Here's how to buy the right one.
  5. The Ultimate Guide to Electric Car Charging Networks
    If you plan to charge in public, you'll want to sign up for charging network membership (or two).
  6. Electric Vehicle Charging for Businesses
    How do you ensure that electric car owners will be happy with every visit to your charging spot?
  7. How to Use the PlugShare EV Charging Station Tool
    Locate EV charging stations and optimize their use with a powerful mobile app.
  8. Quick Charging of Electric Cars
    Add 50 to 60 miles of range in about 20 minutes. Here's how.
  9. The Real Price of EV Public Charging
    Compare the cost of charging on the road to what you pay at home.
  10. Electric Vehicle Charging Etiquette
    Thou shalt charge only when necessary. And other rules to live by.