Women DRIVING Electric Transportation: Lisa Poger

This blog is the first in a series called Women in EVs – celebrating women leading on the development and adoption of electric vehicles in our region. Other blogs in this series can be found here.   In recognition of International Women’s Month and upcoming Earth Month, we are taking a look at women helping [...]

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, [...]

A First for Georgia: Electric Vehicle Day

Looking for the Palm Harbor event blog, click here. Last week, we celebrated the first-ever Capitol Electric Vehicle Day at the Georgia Legislature.   A bipartisan group of state lawmakers, including Representatives Allen Peake, Don Parsons, Scott Holcomb, Ron Stephens, and Todd Jones, introduced the resolution during morning orders citing the benefits of electric vehicles [...]

Tesla Model 3 – Four Day Test Drive Review

This blog was written by Jeff Cohen, Founder, Atlanta Electric Vehicle Development Coalition and Georgia EVentures, LLC and Treasurer of EV Club of the South. Jeff currently owns a Tesla Model S. On my last trip to the Bay area, I was lucky enough to score a rental of a brand new Tesla Model 3 through [...]

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 [...]

City of Atlanta Passes ‘EV Ready’ Ordinance

Earlier this year, the City of Atlanta passed a 100 percent clean energy resolution to begin transitioning the City away from fossil fuels to cleaner, more renewable energy sources. As a part of that transition, the Mayor’s Office of Resilience, working with local partners proposed a new ordinance, 17-O-1654, that would require that 20 percent of all new commercial parking structures and all new single-family residential homes in Atlanta be “EV ready.” The ordinance was passed unanimously by the Atlanta City Council yesterday.

Congress: Picking energy losers, over clean energy winners

Congress just released its propose “tax reform” plan – and it’s a doozie. Instead of promoting renewable energy and electric vehicles, the plan would slash those incentives – while giving a massive bailout to the failing nuclear industry.

Two years ago, Congress passed a massive overhaul for the wind and solar industries that gave a clear path for phasing-out tax credits for those industries. The newly proposed “tax reform” plan reneges on that promise made two years ago and threatens hundreds of billions of dollars in clean, domestic, renewable energy development.

The wildly popular, and effective tax credit for electric vehicles has produced many jobs, cut pollution, and increased our energy security. But now Congress’s “tax reform” plan would totally eliminate the electric vehicle tax credit, and slams on the breaks of an American industry.

Meanwhile, Congress would extend $6 billion worth of subsidies to the failing nuclear industry.

Click here to tell Congress to support clean energy and electric vehicles.