EV Charging Comes to New Port Richey, FL

This guest blog written by New Port Richey Mayor, Rob Marlowe, highlights how forward-looking leadership can propel emerging technologies like electric vehicle charging in communities. Public EV charging distinguishes communities as a thriving destination-giving an economic advantage to neighboring areas who lack public charing.  Adopting this clean technology also demonstrates a commitment to their citizens’ and community’s […]

Drive Electric Event: Day of EV Learning in Florida

We were pleased to host the first 2018 Palm Harbor National Drive Electric Week event at the Palm Harbor United Methodist Church on Saturday, March 3, 2018. It was a tremendous success full of learning and driving electric!  It included ‘Ride and Drives’ from two dealerships: The RBC Group, Inc. and Fitzgerald Chrysler, where participants had […]

Overcoming Barriers to Driving Electric

In our Electrify the South monthly newsletters (sign up here if you haven’t already!) we often pose a survey question to learn more about the questions, thoughts or ideas our followers have about driving electric.  One of our recent questions was, “What is keeping you from purchasing an electric vehicle?” Here, we share the responses, […]

What’s Big, Yellow, and Silent?

Last week, SACE attended the  Southeast Florida Clean Cities Coalition‘s annual Florida Electric School Bus Workshop. It was a chance to learn more about electric school bus technology, funding opportunities, and best practices in infrastructure. According to Michelle McCucheon-Schour of the Vermont Energy Investment Corporation, who participated in the conference, there over 400,000 buses deployed by […]

Lead, Follow, or Get Out of the Way

This blog has been updated from its original posting. The last few months have been an exceptional time for the electric vehicle (EV) movement. Major automakers have been making historic announcements signaling that they have seen the future and it is electric. France and Britain, in keeping with the Paris Accord, made announcements in July […]

Bolting From Hurricane Irma: Maximizing the benefits of solar and an electric vehicle

The official end to Hurricane Season 2017 is today, November 30.  It was an especially unforgiving season and as we reflect back we wanted to share a story on how renewable energy and electric vehicles can offer benefits. The following is an account from two local Florida residents that we interviewed on how they fared […]

Are you ready to take the NextCar Pledge?

Electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid vehicle (collectively referred to here as EVs) sales in the United States are rocking in 2017 and have had a 32% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) over the past four years.  Despite these gains, only 159,000 of the 17.47 MILLION new vehicles sold in the US in 2016 were EVs. […]

Longer Range EVs are Here NOW

When we think about electric vehicles (EVs) – range is an overarching theme. How far can they really go? According to the United States Department of Transportation, the average American travels just 36 miles per day. Although many of us have no idea how much we actually travel and aren’t in the habit of researching transportation […]