OTHER WEB SITES
| National organizers and advocates . . .
Auto Association (EAA) is the parent organization to TEVA and
other chapters across the United States. Founded in 1967, the EAA acts
as a public source of
information to communicate developments in
electric vehicle technology, to encourage
experimentation in the building of electric vehicles, to organize public exhibits
of electric vehicles, and to educate the public on the
and benefits of electric vehicle
A former EAA chapter, Plug In America
is now a separate
organization that advocates for energy
independence and clean air. Their roots date back to
2000s, when founding members went to extraordinary means to save
manufactured EVs from being crushed by the companies that
made them. These efforts were
famously documented in the 2006 film Who
Killed The Electric Car?
Electric Week, formerly National Plug In Day, is an annual event
September that finds hundreds of cities across the United
States and those in a growing number
of foreign counties simultaneously
presenting EV displays, parades, "ride 'n drives" and other
free events designed to bring electric automobiles into the
conscious of the
The EAA, Plug In America and the Sierra
Club provide national coordination and guidance.
But volunteers in each individual hosting city design
activities to fit their
Tucson has been involved since the first one in 2011 and
we referred to it locally for the first
four years as Tucson Plugs
Of local and regional interest
. . .
The Pima Association of Governments
(PAG) manages the Tucson Clean Cities
a voluntary program of the U.S.
Department of Energy (DOE)
that promotes the use of
alternatives to petroleum and diesel fuels,
which includes the use of EVs. To this end,
Tucson Clean Cities has worked diligently with DOE's EV
Project, which has
installation of a public charging infrastructure across the
metro Tucson area.
GoE3 is a
Scottsdale-based business, founded by Bruce Brimacombe, that has the
of installing a coast-to-coast EV charging infrastructure.
This will be a combination of Level 2
(240V AC) and Level 3 (480V DC)
Quick Charge stations. All of GoE3's Level 3 chargers
feature both the Japanese CHAdeMO and American/Euro SAE-CCS
In the retail commercial realm, Bob Oldfather has been a
supporter of EVs for many
years. All of his Bookman's Entertainment
stores features Level 2 (240V AC)
charging that is free to use, 24/7.
The Bookman's Sports
Exchange at 3330 E. Speedway -
home of the annual Tucson Plugs
In celebration beginning in
2013 - also
features one of
GoE3's Level 3 Quick Charge units, which is the first such
installation in Tucson.
Former TEVA president, Rush Dougherty, owns Tucson EV, which manufactures and sells a
of electric vehicle service equipment (EVSE) for home and consumer use,
plugs, related cabling and hardware.
Sources of EV news and
information . . .
Although not strictly limited to electric vehicle propulsion,
Mike Millikin's Green Car
is one of the largest and most authoritative news sources for
alternative fuel vehicle technology.
pertaining to Electric Vehicles and Batteries & Energy Storage are sorted
Unlike many of the other "me too" sites, Green Car Congress
articles are copiously footnoted
and typically lead the reader to the original academic papers or
Charged EV is another excellent source for EV news. They also
produce a very nice printed
publication that reproduced much of what
can be found on their site. Also a cut above
mainstream media sources
when it comes to reliable EV information are specialty sites like
Inside EVs, Plug In Cars, Gas2, Green Car Reports, and Torque News.
The Electric-Car-Insider is a comprehensive annually-updated printed directory of EVs
that is published in San Diego, California. Complete specifications and prices for each
production EV is displayed for easy comparison. TEVA typically has copies of the latest
for sale at our public event for $5.95, or you can contact the publishers directly.
One of the more unique approaches to electric car information we've come across is EVTV,
or Electric Vehicle Television. Industry news is mixed together with a series of "how to"
videos tailored to the home EV converter in long format (an hour or longer each) and
produced in the manner of a TV talk show. It's homespun yet very professional all at once.
Set up your wide screen living room television for internet streaming to get the best effect.
No attempt will be made here to link to every information source, manufacturer or vendor of
home conversion EV parts, equipment and batteries. One good place to start, though, is on
the old TEVA2 web site, which still seems to have it's Links page regularly updated.
EVs For Sale . . .
If you're interested in buying or selling an EV, Craigslist Tucson provides free listings.
The above hyperlink is set to filter EVs exclusively and the user can set additional search
parameters (privately owned or dealer vehicles only, etc.) if desired. Nationally, eBay Motors
will let you know what's on the market. The above hyperlink is set for their EV listings and
the user can filter parameters of distance from any given city or zip code to localize the search,
or to a specific make/model. Finally, the EV Tradin' Post is another site that is among the
largest specifically catering to this service.