From: Debbie Van Der Hyde, Sierra Club Green Home, More from this Affiliate
Published October 14, 2011 08:18 AM

Charge It Up: Installing an EV Charging Station at Home

Sunday, October 16, is National Plug In Day. Read on to find out how to charge up an electric vehicle and how to install your own EV charging station. Exciting, economical, and emission free: That’s the new world of electric vehicles! Depending on where you live, you probably are seeing more electric cars on the roads, including the Nissan LEAF, Tesla Roadster, and the Chevy Volt. Other models, such as the Ford Focus, Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid, and Mitsubishi i are coming soon.


Plug In America, the Sierra Club, and the Electric Auto Association have teamed up to organize National Plug In Day to raise awareness about the numerous benefits of electric vehicles (EV) this Sunday, October 16.

Since electricity is produced domestically, EVs have the potential to reduce our dependence on foreign oil. "Who doesn’t want energy independence, cleaner air, less maintenance, and lower operating costs?" asks Chad Schwitters, vice president of Plug In America.

Even with all of the benefits, Schwitters acknowledges that most people have a lot of questions about electric vehicles. Here are the answers to the two most important questions.

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