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  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 public.

  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 of EVs.

  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, owns Tucson EV, which manufactures and sells a variety of electric vehicle service equipment (EVSE) for home and consumer use, including  J1772 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. 
Here is a site with driving guides to the Southwest for the EV driver:  Electric Road Trips


  Sources of EV news and information . . .

  For an introduction to EVs and answers to some beginners questions try the UK site www.exchangeandmart.co.uk/electric-cars-guide for an overview of the current technology. 
   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 their site.

  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 also Evobsession,  a collection of news and opinion on current EV development.

  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 energy topics.  And electric-cars-are-for-girls.com/  is certainly for everyone!

  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.
  EVs For 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.
  Carmax Tucson  :  Good search filter, informative articles.
  Craigslist  : Wide range of vehicles
  eBay Motors  : Search filter, nationwide listing.
  Edmunds   :  Shows available cars within 100 miles.
  Enterprise Car Sales  : Variety of vehicles off lease and rentals, Carfax reports, (sort by fuel type )
  EVfinder     : 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 make.               

   EV Technology and General Suppliers:






This is just a partial list and one can do browser searches and find many more private postings and other sales sites.

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