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Maine Drive Electric Ride and Drive

Did you know that electric car owners in Maine are saving hundreds of dollars a year in fuel costs? By driving electric, thousands of Mainers are saving money, embracing clean transportation, and reducing climate changing pollution, too!

Please join in for the Maine Drive Electric events. They are fun, free, informative ways to get behind […]

New Hampshire hosts multiple National Drive Electric Week events

2016 NH Drive Electric Week in Concord, NH

By Randy Bryan, Concord, NH

There will be several National Drive Electric Events around NH during National Drive Electric Week, September 9-16th. The Events are sponsored by NH Department of Environmental Services, NH Sierra Club, ConVerdant Vehicles, Plug-in America, New England Electric Auto Association, and others. […]

This nationwide car celebration is electric!

The nationwide celebration of plug-in electric vehicles (EVs) is here!

We’re gearing up for the 7th annual National Drive Electric Week (NDEW) to be bigger than ever. From Hawaii to New Hampshire, a record number of cities are taking part.

Find out what EV parades, test drives, electric tailgate parties, press conferences, and more are […]

NHEC to Sponsor Drive Electric Week Event September 14 at Common Man Inn

Come test drive a new Electric Vehicle (EV) and learn how affordable it is to own a Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) or Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) at a local National Drive Electric Week event sponsored by New Hampshire Electric Cooperative (NHEC) and hosted by the Common Man Inn in Plymouth on September 14 from […]

EVolution of the EV

Nissan Leaf charging. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

By Greg and Barbara Whitchurch

Our previous article on electric vehicles (EVs) was “How Has Going Electric (car, not guitar) Changed Our Lifestyle?” (bit.do/Lifestyle-EV) in the April issue of Green Energy Times. In it, we shared our general lifestyle experiences with our “new” (used) 2015 Leaf. […]

Volvo Announces a Historic End to Combustion Engines

Norway, India, and other countries begin to ban conventional vehicles.

Nissan Leaf being charged. Photo: Jakob Härter, Wikimedia Commons.

By George Harvey

It has actually been over a year since India, Norway, and the Netherlands started getting serious about banning vehicles that were entirely powered by gasoline or diesel oil. The Netherlands […]

Upper Valley Electric Vehicle Expo

Barbara Duncan checks out a Smart EV at the 2014 Montshire EV event. Photo: Dave Roberts.

by Karl Kemnitzer

Electric Vehicles (EVs) have been improving, and they now include some of the fastest and most comfortable cars made. But while a car that needs almost no maintenance, makes no noise, costs a […]

All-Electric – Long Range – Affordable

By Dave Roberts

For the past five years of plug-in electric vehicle (EV) availability, you could select from a multitude of EV models that covered two out of those three characteristics in the title. Over the past six months, a remarkable shift has begun that is getting automakers closer than ever to meeting this triumvirate […]

Plug In to Electric Vehicles at Upcoming Expo

Local Groups Host Electric Vehicle Expo in White River Junction

Vital Communities, Upper Valley Sierra Club, and volunteers from several Upper Valley energy committees are joining forces to host the Upper Valley Electric Vehicle Expo on Saturday, September 9, from 12 to 4 p.m. (rain or shine) at the Dothan Brook School […]

Electric Vehicle Chargers Are Next Step for Colebrook’s Green Grocer

A large swath of New Hampshire’s North Country just became more accessible for drivers of Electric Vehicles (EV) with the opening this month of two new EV chargers at LaPerle’s IGA in Colebrook.

The chargers are the northernmost, publicly-available recharging point in the state and fill a critical gap in the EV charging infrastructure between […]