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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

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

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

NC Department of Transportation Proposes 33 New DC Fast Charge Locations

On August 1, 2022, the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) submitted the North Carolina Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Deployment Plan to the Joint Office of Energy and Transportation, a newly formed collaboration between the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Department of Transportation. This plan will serve as the blueprint for North Carolina’s execution of the approximately $109 million…

August 19, 2022

How Alternative Fuel Corridors Help Shape Electric Transportation in North Carolina and Beyond

We love what we do at Plug-in NC. Not only do we get to engage with our electric vehicle (EV)-driving community across the state, but we have a front-row seat (well, we’re at least in the room, so to speak) for building out charging infrastructure and supporting our electric utilities so that the electrons powering our vehicles become cleaner while…

August 11, 2022

Ambassador Spotlight: Kitty and Mike Dalton

From the small town of Carrboro, Kitty and Mike Dalton are a semi-retired couple who are passionate about reducing their carbon footprint. They are avid campers and like to hit the road with their dog, which plays a big role in their car-buying decisions. How long have you been driving electric, and why did you decide to make the switch?…

August 2, 2022

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