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.

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. [...]

National Drive Electric Week Kicks Off Sept 9th!

Since 2011, electric vehicle enthusiasts have hosted events all around the globe, celebrating the environmental and cost benefits of electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles. The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy is excited to once again partner with local organizations, dealerships and volunteers across the Southeast for inspiring and educational events. To find an event near you, go here. Or join SACE staff at one of the following events…

Road Trips On Electrons

This is a guest post written by David Earnhardt, EV owner and member of the Blue Ridge EV Club. The original post can be found here. One of the most common questions I get when I talk about driving electric is “But what if you want to take it on a road trip?”  A worthwhile [...]

Guest Blog: Entering the World of Electric Vehicles

This is a guest post written by Samantha Beharrysingh, who is an active member of the Blue Ridge EV Club. To view the original post, click here. My introduction into the world of EVs started when my husband purchased a Nissan Leaf in 2013. Although we had been driving hybrid vehicles for several years, I knew very little about purely electric vehicles. I was excited about his purchase, although I never drove the car.

EV-friendly policies can provide BIG benefits for Georgia

The blog was written by Anne Blair, SACE, and Katherine Stainken, Plug-In America. Two years ago, Georgia was second in the nation for the number of electric vehicles (EVs) on the road. But in 2015, Georgia repealed the state’s existing tax credit for Zero Emissions (ZEV) vehicles, which had been on the books since the [...]

Considering an electric ride? There’s no better time with Nissan’s $10,000 instant rebate

If you live in North Carolina or Georgia (and some other states around the country) and have been considering buying an electric vehicle, there’s a month left to take advantage of an incredible incentive offered by Nissan: a $10,000 rebate for the all-electric Nissan LEAF through June 30, 2017. Click here for more details in North Carolina or Georgia, and check [...]