Below is a list of resources and web sites for EVs and PHEVs. SolarChargedDriving.Com is happy to consider additions to the list, which we will update, and expand, regularly. SolarChargedDriving.Com also welcomes invitations for reciprocal URL listing with relevant and related sites. (Last updated: August 2020)
A Complete Guide to Driving Electric Cars in the 21st Century
This UK-based site offers an introduction to electric and hybrid cars — how the technology works, commonly-used terminologies, as well as important facts and figures on CO2 emissions and the lifetime impact of traditional cars on the environment. The site also covers important milestones and key developments in electric and hybrid vehicle technology, such as how batteries for electric cars are getting cheaper and increasingly more efficient, and how car manufacturers are coming out with more electric and hybrid models each year.
CarWow UK Electric Vehicles Guide This page — which is nested inside of a larger UK car web site — focuses on electric vehicle offerings in the UK. It is a solid guide that offers a decent overview of the different electric vehicles now available for sale in the UK.
Clean Fleet Report
The Clean Fleet Report covers the new generation of vehicles and the future of transportation. Reports detail new vehicles including hybrids, plug-in hybrids, electric vehicles, fuel cell vehicles, and sustainable intermodal transportation including high-speed rail.
Edmunds.Com Green Car Advisor
Here, auto review powerhouse Edmunds.Com focuses on green cars, meaning hybrids, PHEVs, EVs, hydrogen cell cars, etc.
The Electrification Coalition is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit group of business leaders committed to promoting policies and actions that facilitate the deployment of electric vehicles on a mass scale in order to combat the economic, environmental, and national security dangers caused by our nation’s dependence on petroleum.
Electric Drive Transportation Association
The EDTA is an industry association dedicated to advancing electric drive as a core technology on the road to sustainable mobility. The web site offers a variety of information about EVs, PHEVs, how they work, what the future looks like for these vehicles, etc.
This site provides “Green Scores” rating the environmental friendliness of every vehicle on market.
Green Car Congress’ seeks to provide timely, high-quality editorial about the full spectrum of energy options, technologies, products, issues and policies related to sustainable mobility.
Green Car Reports drives and reviews green cars, offers advice and tips to consumers on going green, and keeps green-car enthusiasts in touch with the latest news and information they need to make an informed buying decision
Green Vehicle Guide (EPA)
Among other things, this site allows you to compare official EPA mileage of various cars, including hybrids, alongside one another.
While this site isn’t devoted exclusively to EVs and/or PHEVs, it does contain regular and extensive coverage of them. The site is definitely modeled after Road & Track, Motor Trend, etc., but with a special focus on hybrids, and, to a considerably lesser extent, EVs, PHEVs, hydrogen-cell cars, biodiesel, and other alternatively fueled-cars.
MillionMileSecrets.Com This article offers a good primer to electric vehicles and their many benefits that is accessible, clear and persuasive for the EV “newbie”.
Plug In America
This is a very useful and extensive site dedicated to informing the world about EVs. It is put together by a coalition of RAV4-EV drivers, former lessees of Honda EV+, GM EV1, Ford Ranger and Ford Th!nk City electric cars, and advocates of clean air and energy independence. Prior to 2008, Plug In America functioned as a loose network of individuals organized around websites of various names (like dontcrush.com and saveEV1.com) and then coalesced as a chapter of the Electric Auto Association. On January 2, 2008 Plug In America became a separate California Non-Profit Corporation.
PluginCars.com was founded by Brad Berman, who created HybridCars.com in 2003. The PluginCars.com team of writers, researchers and industry analysts will report the news and related consumer info about your favorite electric-drive vehicles. The site hosts multiple online communities, each gathered around a specific EV or plug-in hybrid. And it provides opportunities for each vehicle-specific community to interact with the other—as a way to form a growing movement of electric drivers.
The Beginner’s Guide To Driving Electric Cars
This is a beginner-friendly introduction to electric cars (EVs) and why they’re increasingly becoming popular, as well as a brief history of electric vehicle development (dating all the way back to the 1800s!). The site also looks at differences between electric cars and hybrid electric/diesel models, as well as examples of brands and models of EVs in the market today. In addition, it examines UK government grants, tax advantages, and other public support enjoyed by electric car owners. Finally, it includes other useful information, advice, and resources to help you decide if an electric car is right for you.