EV Ownership Grows 35% in CT

35% Increase in 2017 The number of plug-in vehicles registered in CT has grown by 35.1% in a comparison of 2 data points one year apart. The Westport Electric Car Club received an updated vehicle … Read more

The EV Outlook: Contradictory or Inexorable

The New Peak Oil There was a documentary film called “Collapse,” which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2009 about a self-styled investigative journalist named Michael Ruppert who claims to have predicted the 2008 financial … Read more

Federal EV Tax Credit

Federal and State of CT Incentives for EV Purchase

Federal Tax Credit There is a Federal tax credit of up to $7500 for the purchase of a plug-in vehicle. The amount of the credit depends on the size of the battery. This tax credit originated in … Read more

2017: The Vehicles

EV Landscape This is the first of several posts that will discuss the EV landscape from the perspective of the directions in vehicle production, the Federal tax credit, the latest with respect to efforts on … Read more

The State of the State of EVs in Connecticut

EV Ownership Deep Dive in CT Sales of EVs nationally have continued on an upward slope in 2017, up 44% year over year for the first 5 months relative to 2016. And the availability of … Read more

Tesla Direct Sales in CT

“Tesla Bill” The “Tesla Bill” is again before the state legislature. The official moniker is HB 7097. This bill would create a carve-out from the existing dealer laws that would permit Tesla (or other similarly … Read more

EVs at Lime Rock Historic Fest

EV Club CT Poster for Lime Rock Gathering of the Marques

Lime Rock Gathering of the Marques The Westport Electric Car Club is poised to participate for the second successive year at the Lime Rock Historic Fest and the Gathering of the Marques on Sunday, September … Read more

Preview of Volt 2.0 at Karl Chevrolet

Chevy Volt Gen 1 and Gen 2

EV Club Sees Pre-Production Prototype of Gen 2 Volt at Karl Chevrolet The showroom at Karl Chevrolet (New Canaan, CT), featured, for a short period of time, the Gen 1 and Gen 2 Volt side … Read more

WeGreen Westport Award Given to WECC

First Selectman Jim Marpe presenting the We Green Award to Westport Electric Car Club president Leo Cirino

Westport First Selectman Jim Marpe presenting certificate to Leo Cirino, President of the WECC. From left to right: First Selectman Jim Marpe, Barry Kresch of WECC, Leo Cirino of WECC, and Clarinda Higgins, an awardee … Read more