OTHER WEB SITES
| National organizers and
advocates . . .
The Electric Auto Association
(EAA) is the parent organization to TEVA and
hundreds of 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 and events of electric vehicles, and
to educate the public on the progress and benefits
of electric vehicle technology.
A former EAA chapter, Plug In America is now a
separate California-based non-profit organization
that advocates for energy independence and clean
air. Their roots date back to the early 2000s, when
founding members went to extraordinary means to save
then-current 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?
National Drive Electric Week,
formerly National Plug In Day, is an annual event
occurring each 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 general
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 specific locales. Tucson has been
involved since the first one in 2011 and we referred
to it locally for the first four years as Tucson Plugs In.
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 other.
The Pima Association of Governments (PAG)
manages the Tucson Clean Cities coalition;
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
In the retail commercial realm, Bob
Oldfather has been a tireless supporter of EVs for
many years. Most of his Bookman's Entertainment Exchange
stores features Level 2 (240V AC) charging that is
free to use, 24/7.
Former TEVA president, Rush Dougherty,
EV, which manufactures and sells a variety of
electric vehicle service equipment (EVSE) for home
and consumer use, including J1772 plugs, related cabling
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.
Here is a site with driving guides to the Southwest
for the EV driver: Electric Road Trips
Sources of EV news and information . . .
Although not strictly limited to electric
vehicle propulsion, Mike Millikin's Green Car Congress is one of
the largest and most authoritative news sources for
alternative fuel vehicle technology. Topics
pertaining to Electric Vehicles and Batteries & Energy Storage
are sorted accordingly.
Charles Morris is the editor of Charged
EV, which is another excellent source for EV
news. 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 Reports. See
a collection of news and opinion on current EV
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
features regular electric car articles mixed in with
the latest news on solar, wind and other renewable
The Electric-Car-Insider is a
comprehensive annually-updated printed directory of
EVs that is published by Chris Allen in San Diego,
California. Complete specifications and prices for
each production EV is displayed for easy comparison.
TEVA often has copies of the latest issue 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.
Sale . . .
As more EVs
come to the market more on-line sales sites enter to
supply demand. Here are some of the more
prominent sites where a buyer can search for EVs by
defining desired models and locales. If
you're interested in buying or selling an EV, the
following links (some directing to the EV
sub-listings) are good place to start:
Autoblog : Adjustable
searches, links to Carfax.
Autolist : Wide
selection of nationwide listings.
Cargurus : Selectable
search filter, nationwide listing.
Tucson : Good
search filter, informative articles.
Craigslist : Wide range
eBay Motors : Search
filter, nationwide listing.
Shows available cars within 100 miles.
Enterprise Car Sales :
Variety of vehicles off lease and rentals, Carfax
reports, (sort by fuel type )
Many unusual EVs and project cars; parts.
EV Tradin' Post :
Electric cars, parts, tools and supplies
Kelly Blue Book "The
Trusted Resource" Used electrics sortable by
This is just a
partial list and one can do browser searches and
find many more private postings and other sales