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
. . .
In addition to this web site, The Tucson Electric Vehicle Association (TEVA) maintains a
Facebook page and, although not officially TEVA-affliated, the EV Tucson GoogleGroup
finds many EV owners throughout the southern Arizona region in communication with each
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.
In the retail commercial realm, Bob Oldfather has been a
supporter of EVs for many
years. Most of his Bookman's Entertainment
stores features Level 2 (240V AC)
charging that is free to use, 24/7.
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.
Online EV charger location tools . . .
Anyone with an EV on the move will want to get to know PlugShare. It's the world’s biggest
and most accurate public charging map. You’ll find over 140,000 public stations, including
all major networks in North America, Europe and Asia. It’s also the world’s largest EV driver
community. PlugShare users have contributed nearly 1,000,000 station reviews and photos
to help drivers make the most informed charging decisions possible.
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
Charles Morris is the editor of Charged EV, which is another excellent source for EV
They also produce a very nice printed publication previwing much of what
can be found on
Also a cut above mainstream media sources
when it comes to reliable EV information are
specialty sites like Jay Cole's Inside EVs, Brad Berman's Plug In Cars, Steve Hanley's Gas2,
Fred Lambert's Electrek and John Voelcker's Green Car
Pedro Lima's Push EVs comes by way of Portugal and provides a Euro-centric perspective
on electric cars that's often overlooked in U.S. based reporting and Zachary Shahan's
Cleantechnica features regular electric car articles mixed in with the latest news on solar,
wind and other renewable enegy topics.
The Electric-Car-Insider is a comprehensive
annually-updated printed directory of EVs
that is published by Chris Allen in San Diego, California. Complete
prices for each production EV is displayed for easy comparison. TEVA often
of the latest issue for sale at our public event for $5.95, or you can contact the
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.
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
Nationally, eBay Motors will let you know what's on the market. The hyperlink displayed
set for their EV listings and the user can filter parameters of distance from any given
or zip code to localize the search, or to a specific make/model.
Finally, the EV Tradin' Post
is a site that caters specifically to the sale of homebuilt EV
conversions, complete cars, partially completed projects and