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EV Charging Grant Funding Opportunities

Many states are putting a portion of the funds from their VW “Dieselgate” settlements toward building out EV charging. Maine recently launched a program to support DC fast charging along high traffic corridors.

Vermont has a current grant opportunity for Level 2 and DCFC installations with $2.4 million in funding available to support:

Public charging […]

Energy Efficiency: Electric Vehicle vs Conventional Gasoline Vehicle?

Only about 12%–30% of the energy from the fuel you put in a conventional vehicle is used to move it down the road. The rest of the energy is lost to engine and driveline inefficiencies or used to power accessories. In an electric vehicle, about 72%–94% of the energy is used to move it down […]

Drive Electric Week is Here: September 8 – 16

National Drive Electric Week is a nationwide celebration to heighten awareness of today’s widespread availability of plug-in vehicles. Find events in your area at


Put a smile on your face and reduce carbon emissions!

Electric vehicles will put a smile on your face.

Would you have a big smile on your face if you could undermine the oil and gas industry, protect our climate, and #Resist Trump’s rollback of environmental protections all at the same time?

You can, and it’s fun! Check out a National […]

National Drive Electric Week in NH

Hilltop Chevrolet’s Chevy Volt in front of the Concord, NH State House during Drive Electric Week in September 2017. Photo courtesy Catherine Corkery, NH Sierra Club.

By Randy Bryan, co-Founder Drive Electric NH

Get ready! On Saturday, September 8th, the Sierra Club of NH will host the eighth annual National Drive Electric Week (NDEW) […]

Pickups Gearing Up for Huge Fuel Economy Improvements

By Eric Junga

Automakers are rolling out an impressive suite of fuel-saving technologies just as the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) seek to roll back vehicle efficiency and emissions standards. Many of these technologies will be applied to full-size pickups, the perennial poster child for going easy on domestic […]

Autonomous Cars vs. Mass Transit, Who Will Win?

Autonomous Waymo Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivan undergoing testing in Los Altos, California. Image: Wikimedia Commons, Author Dllu

By Randy Bryan, Co-Founder Drive Electric NH

I have been thinking about this question for some time now. Like a picture puzzle, lots of little pieces (facts and opinions on autonomous vehicles), but I had no sense […]

Charging Your EV From Home

Remi relaxes in her mobile dog house. Credit: Greg Whitchurch.

Greg Whitchurch

The reviews, the government agency reports, and the science are in: electric cars are faster, more powerful, quieter, more comfortable, cleaner, less polluting, safer to ride in (http://bit. do/ev-safety) and cheaper than Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) cars. So why do people still […]

$5,000 Off an All-electric 2018 Nissan LEAF!

Thanks to a partnership between the New Hampshire Electric Cooperative (NHEC) and Nissan, NHEC members can take $5,000 off the price of a new, all-electric 2018 Nissan LEAF, or qualified buyers can choose 0% APR for 72 months.

The $5,000 rebate is taken off the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) and comes on top of […]

Drive Electric Week 2018 and Proposed Federal Fuel Economy Roll-backs

2017 Drive Electric Week event in White River Junction, Vermont. Courtesy Drive Electric VT

By David Roberts

Are you curious about electric cars? If so, visiting an electric car demonstration event is a great way to learn more about them. There is no better time to do this than National Drive Electric Week (NDEW). […]