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What is is a nonprofit startup -- a collaboration between the major plug-in driver groups to create a one-stop resource for anyone intrigued by electric vehicles. Working together with community and advocacy groups, and soon including automakers and dealers, we have launched an online community and searchable directory. Through personal engagement and the power of online networking, we are connecting current plug-in drivers with consumers who want to make informed decisions about their next vehicle.


Mission Statement

By connecting plug-in drivers to the community at large, we will accelerate the widespread adoption of electric cars, reducing carbon emissions and promoting energy security. From driver-to-driver, our goal is to charge a nation of plug-in drivers… because life is better fully charged!



DrivingElectric is jointly sponsored by three plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) driver/advocacy nonprofit organizations [images are stacked for usability on mobile devices]:

Plug In America Plug In America


Electric Auto Association Electric Auto Association


CalCars CalCars




In the coming months, we will be inviting organizations with an interest in PEVs and companies in the PEV and related industries to become partners. Their participation will take many forms. Write us at to discuss partnership opportunities.


DrivingElectric Team (alphabetically)

We're looking for part-time or full-time volunteers to join our team. When we launched in September 2012, we had some paid staff and some volunteers. For the coming months, we'll be devoting available funds to technology. Can you help manage the project, supervise technical development, develop partnerships, promote and market DrivingElectric as a "utility" for the EV industry, curate content, and track when contacts between the EV-curious and EV drivers lead to new EV purchases? Contact us -- see Get Involved.

Michael Bender, systems administrator. With a background in physics, he has been the webmaster for since 2006.

Howard Clearfield, advisor. A materials scientist now devoting full-time to the EV industry, he’s the treasurer of the Electric Auto Association; he’s co-founder of SF BayLEAFs and its official liaison to Nissan USA Product Development.

Marc Geller, advisor. Co-founder of Plug In America, board member of the Electric Auto Association, writing at Salesperson at Sustainable Solutions Partners.

Ben Jones, advisor. A mechanical engineer, web developer, and long-time EV advocate and EAA member.

Chi Kim Ly, social media coordinator. Recent Earth and Environmental Studies graduate from University of California, Irvine, with an interest in social and community outreach.

Ron Knox, interactive community technical developer. A web veteran of 18 years; experienced community developer with a passion for open-source platforms and a strong advocate for renewable green technologies.

Felix Kramer, founder. Serial entrepreneur, founder of The California Cars Initiative (; his family became the world’s first household with both a Chevy Volt and a Nissan LEAF. See his DrivingElectric profile.

Your name can be here: Get Involved.


Support Us

DrivingElectric is one of over 60 chapters of the Electric Auto Association. If you want to make a tax-deductible contribution in any amount to our effort, you can do so with a credit card directly at our Secure Online Donation Form.


Privacy Policy

DrivingElectric takes seriously your concerns about privacy. See Privacy Policy.


Contact Us

DrivingElectric is a Special Interest Chapter of the Electric Auto Association; we can be reached by email to or by writing to PO Box 61045, Palo Alto, CA 94306. We especially welcome offers of help and support (see directly above for how). Before posting about technical problems, check first at Known Issues.