Plug In America

Plug In America
Type 501(c)(3)
Founded January 2, 2008
Key people Dan Davids (President), Chad Schwitters (Vice President), Zan Dubin Scott (Communications Director), Jay Friedland (Legislative Director)
Focus Plug-In Electric Vehicles
Mission "Plug In America drives change. We accelerate the shift to plug-in vehicles powered by clean, affordable, domestic electricity to reduce our nation's dependence on petroleum and improve the global environment."

Plug In America (PIA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational organization that promotes and advocates the use of plug-in cars, trucks and sports utlilty vehicles (SUVs) powered by domestic and renewable electricity which it claims will help reduce dependence on fossil fuels, improve the global environment and reduce greenhouse gases and climate change.

PIA advocates the development of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, battery electric vehicles, and other vehicles which utilize electricity, from the power grid or from electricity-generating devices such as solar cells, as a substantial source of motive energy.



Plug In America was initiated by Don't Crush, a coalition organized to stop automobile manufacturers from destroying electric vehicles at the end of their lease. Because of Don't Crush's previous success in preventing the destruction of Toyota and Ford electric car models, and exposing General Motors' decision to discontinue its plug-in hybrid, the group hoped to strengthen its cause for plug-in vehicles by forming PIA.[1] According to a company press release, Plug In America strives to "revive plug-in auto production" by collaborating with a variety of public and private organizations and businesses to promote "cleaner, cheaper, domestic sources of energy."[2] The organization works in conjunction with environmental groups, such as the Sierra Club and automobile corporations, such as Toyota, GM, Nissan, AC Propulsion.

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