Raleigh’s EV-Ready Playbook

In collaboration with the City of Raleigh’s Office of Sustainability, we created a comprehensive EV-ready playbook for planning and installing public, residential and workplace charging. The document covers the basics of vehicle charging, electric utility considerations, charging station types and placement, the permitting process, installation steps, future-proofing, case studies and more. We believe it will be a great resource for…

December 18, 2022

EV Owner Spotlight: Michael Matthews

Michael Matthews, a building science specialist with our parent company, Advanced Energy, recently purchased his first electric vehicle (EV). We spoke with him to hear about his experiences as a new EV owner. Why did you decide to make the switch to an EV? As a couple who both work in the clean energy industry, my wife and I decided…

October 11, 2022

Duke Energy Launches Program to Help Customers Cover Costs of Home Charger Installation

Many electric vehicle (EV) drivers opt for Level 2 charging at home, but the cost to add a charging station can be steep and unpredictable. In addition to purchasing the equipment itself, EV drivers may need to take steps to get their home ready for the installation. These upfront investments can make purchasing an EV cost prohibitive and act as…

July 19, 2022

Charging at Home: EV Ready or Not

As electric vehicle (EV) sales continue to rise across the country, people are becoming more aware of the technology’s most notable benefits, including the financial savings on gas, environmental impacts and performance. But one of the lesser-known perks is the convenience of charging up at home, which most often occurs at night while drivers sleep. Out of workplace, public and…

March 24, 2022

The Perks of Driving on Sunshine

No matter where or when they are charged, electric vehicles (EVs) are cleaner than gasoline cars. Using electricity from the electric power grid, though, is associated with some emissions. For a truly emissions-free experience, many EV owners are turning to renewable energy to charge their vehicles. According to one 2019 survey, more than 30% of U.S. EV drivers have solar…

July 24, 2020

Charging Up at Home

Although the financial, environmental and performance benefits of electric vehicles (EVs) often get the most attention, another perk is their convenience. What if, rather than having to stop at a gas station on your way home from work or an errand, you could wake up every day with your car ready to go. For many EV drivers, that’s precisely what…

July 23, 2020

EV Ready Homes Webinar

Plug-in NC hosted a webinar on electric vehicle ready homes in July 2016. To view a recording of the webinar, please click here.

August 5, 2016