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Plug-in NC Takes to Summer School

The autumnal equinox has officially marked our passing from summer. If you haven’t been keeping up with your celestial calendar, the fall foliage, cooling temperatures and steady dosing of pumpkin spice lattes bring ever-clearer signals of our transition. Whatever you did this summer — electric road trips, beaches, pools, live music, national parks — we hope you enjoyed it. One…

October 9, 2023

Regulatory Update: North Carolina Utilities Commission Approves Duke Energy’s Customer-Operated EVSE Tariffs

It’s a busy time for electric transportation in North Carolina. We frequently share updates on new charging stations, manufacturing facilities, grant programs and vehicle options, but over the coming weeks, we’ll be writing about a topic less in the public eye but every bit as important: the recent flurry of regulatory activity. Specifically, we’ll be focusing on: The North Carolina…

September 18, 2023

Circle K Charging Challenge

Earlier this summer, we teamed up with Circle K to highlight its bold strategy to deploy electric vehicle (EV) charging stations across its locations nationwide. Its work in the Carolinas is leading the way with eight locations and counting. To celebrate National Drive Electric Week (Month?) and share some hype around these new charging sites, we’ve kicked off part two of our Circle K…

September 13, 2023

Level 2 Charging At Home Made Easy

Most electric vehicle (EV) charging happens at home, and with battery packs getting bigger and vehicles traveling farther, many drivers are looking to add Level 2 charging where they live. At the same time, as EVs grow in popularity, more electricians may be interested in offering charger installation as a service. However, for both parties, it can be intimidating to…

August 28, 2023

Electric Transport Refrigeration Units Offer A Cleaner, Quieter And Cheaper Way To Store Perishable Goods

The electrification of medium- and heavy-duty vehicles in North Carolina is gaining momentum, and for good reason — they can have dramatic impacts on air quality and operational costs for fleets. According to the NC Department of Environmental Quality, medium- and heavy-duty gas and diesel vehicles make up just 3.2% of our state’s registered vehicles but produce 26% of on-road nitrogen…

August 4, 2023
EVs Parked at Circle K DC Fast Chargers in Dobson, North Carolina.

Circle K Leads The Way: Reimagining Our ‘Fueling’ Future

What makes for a good charging stop? Individual electric vehicle (EV) drivers may have their own criteria, but a few characteristics typically make the cut. We want stations to be fast, reliable and available, sure, but we also often look for places to stretch our legs, grab a bite and restock any trip essentials. Unlike refueling internal combustion engine vehicles,…

June 29, 2023

Wake Tech Is Fueling the Future of Electric Transportation in North Carolina

On Tuesday, February 21st, Wake Technical Community College (Wake Tech) celebrated a $939,041 investment for training the electric vehicle (EV) workforce of the future. The funds come from the $26.9 million Wake County is receiving as part of the $1.7 trillion spending bill that President Biden signed in December. The announcement took place on Scott Northern Wake Campus at the…

March 13, 2023

Electric Vehicle Mythbusting

With myths about EVs still out there, we busted a bunch of the common ones we’ve seen.

March 1, 2023

2022 Annual Report

View our 2022 annual report.

January 23, 2023

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

Electric Buses in North Carolina: 2022 Update

Electric buses continue to increase in North Carolina with funding awards and purchases being announced. The state expects to see an addition of 25 all-electric buses through Phase 2 of the Volkswagen Settlement and a few more through the Federal Transit Administration’s Low- and No-Emission Grant Awards. These announcements will increase the tally of transit systems that have or will…

October 17, 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

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