We are trying to reduce Richmond's direct greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by replacing internal combustion engine based transportation with electric motor based transportation. Richmond residents need information about electric vehicles and the sheer fun of the electric driving experience. Once they have that information and become aware of the many electric vehicles already on the road, they start making plans for their own transition to electric ttransportation. We distribute unobtrusive removable bumper stickers that make drivers and the general public aware of electric vehicles and the support they enjoy. We lobby governments to maintain existing incentives and provide new ones. Most importantly, we provide independent personalized advice that enables Richmond residents to evaluate their transportation needs and sift through the available electric vehicle options.
Due to its climate, topography and clean hydro power, Richmond is an ideal place to drive an electric vehicle. With the Richmond context in mind, there is considerable information on electric vehicles and the driving experience they provide available here. However, it can be difficult to apply advice written for a general audience to one's personal situation such as transportation needs, financial resources, type of residence and access to charging facilities. We believe that personalized advice can best be provided by drivers who are already driving an electric vehicle in Richmond.
You do not need to become a member of Plug-in Richmond in order to obtain personalized advice. Residents of Richmond considering an electric vehicle should contact us below outlining your situation and a Richmond electric car driver will reply as time permits. Note that this is free advice offered without any obligation on your part and similarly without any liability on our part. We strongly recommend that you verify any important information and advice provided with other reliable sources.
Drivers of electric vehicles resident in Richmond are eligible for voting membership that entitles them to participate in decisions on the organization's programs. They can also apply to act as advisors to those considering an electric vehicle.
Residents of Richmond who do not drive an electric vehicle, but support the objectives of the organization are eligible for associate membership. Associate members do not vote, but may participate fully in all discussions. They also have priority access to personalized advice on electric vehicles.
This free 4" x 4" vinyl sticker can be placed almost anywhere on an electric vehicle and can be moved or removed without damaging the paint:
This 3" high by 11" wide vinyl sticker would look fine on the bumper of any vehicle and can also be moved or removed without damaging the paint: