About Plug-in NC

Plug-in NC has been working since 2011 to establish North Carolina as a leader in electric transportation.

We are a statewide program that promotes electric driving through education and outreach, consulting and resource development. We provide a collaborative opportunity for stakeholders to work together to ensure a seamless integration of EVs into our local communities.

Our History and Milestones

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The North Carolina Plug-in Electric Vehicle (NC PEV) Taskforce is launched to establish North Carolina as a leader in electric transportation and promote EV readiness throughout the state.


The NC PEV Taskforce releases EV roadmaps, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, for four North Carolina regions and the state as a whole.


The NC PEV Taskforce rebrands as Plug-in NC and adds new opportunities for organizations and individuals to get involved.


Plug-in NC participates in the development of the NC Department of Transportation’s Zero-Emission Vehicle Plan.


Plug-in NC embarks on a road trip across North Carolina and Virginia as part of National Drive Electric Week.


Plug-in NC celebrates 10 years of supporting EVs in North Carolina and releases its first State of the State report.


Plug-in NC contributes to North Carolina’s Volkswagen Settlement Program, Clean Transportation Plan and National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Plan.

Meet Our Steering Committee

Our Steering Committee guides the activities of Plug-in NC. All committee members work in the EV space in North Carolina. The committee enables us to stay up to date on EV happenings across the state and helps us reach out to communities and individuals from the mountains to the sea.

Brian Phillips

NC Department of Environmental Quality (Division of Air Quality)

Heather Hildebrandt

NC Department of Transportation

Jacob Bolin

Advanced Energy

Jason Wager

Centralina Clean Fuels Coalition

Jim Poch

Duke Energy

Joe Baum

Blue Ridge EV Club

Kate Staples

Dominion Energy

Nikki Lynberg

North Carolina’s Electric Cooperatives

Sara Nichols

Land of Sky Clean Vehicles Coalition

Sean Flaherty

Triangle Clean Cities Coalition

Stan Cross

Southern Alliance for Clean Energy

Whitney Schmidt


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