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North Carolina EV Specialty License Plate

Help us get North Carolina a specialty license plate to increase awareness and support of electric vehicles!

We are currently gathering applications from people interested in establishing an EV specialty license plate. We’ll need 500 in total (one per license plate), and the application can be downloaded here. Please follow the steps below to ensure everything is completed correctly.

A standard specialty plate (you have no choice over license plate characters) will cost $10 annually, due in addition to regular license fees. A personalized version of the plate (you request specific characters) will cost an additional $30 (for a total of $40 annually). However, we have secured funding to cover applicants’ initial $10 fee, so your first year could be free!

Furthermore, everyone who submits an application will be entered to win $500 (ideally to be used for EV-related expenses)! Here’s the catch, though: The drawing will only happen if we receive all 500 needed NCDMV applications, so please help us out! If you have already submitted an application, there is no action for you to take — you have been entered into the drawing.

41 Applications Needed!

Application Directions

Click here to see a completed sample application.

Section 1

  • This information has been filled out for you already

 

Section 2

  • If you’re interested in a standard plate (no choice over license plate characters):
    • Write $10 next to Standard Special Plate Fee
    • Write $10 next to Total Fees Remitted
    • Ignore right column
    • Your initial $10 fee is covered, but in the future, you will be responsible for paying $10 in addition to your annual renewal fee
  • If you’re interested in a personalized plate (you request specific license plate characters):
    • Write $10 next to Standard Special Plate Fee
    • Write $30 next to Personalized Plate Fee
    • Write $40 next to Total Fees Remitted
    • Ignore right column
    • Below the bolded text, fill out your preferences for personalized characters. Remember, the vertical “EV” will appear at the end of the license plate
    • Your initial $10 standard plate fee is covered, but you will need to send a check made out to “Advanced Energy” for the $30 personalization fee. In the future, you will be responsible for paying $40 in addition to your annual renewal fee

 

Section 3

  • Complete contact and vehicle information

 

Section 4

  • Complete insurance information and sign

 

Sending in Completed Application

Please send in your completed application (and a check, if necessary) through one of the following ways:

  • Mail to:
    • Advanced Energy
    • Attn: Plug-in NC
    • 909 Capability Drive, Suite 2100
    • Raleigh, NC 27606

 

Reminders

We’ll need one application per license plate. If you are requesting a standard plate, please send only the application. If you are requesting a personalized plate, please send the application and a check made out to “Advanced Energy” for $30 per plate.

If you have any questions, visit our FAQ page or email pluginnc@advancedenergy.org.