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Plug-in NC Team Takes Flight For 2024 Earth Day Celebration

Waterfowl and wetlands and electric vehicle (EV) charging, oh my! For Earth Day this year, our team fluttered over to Sylvan Heights Bird Park in Scotland Neck, North Carolina, for an eggsighting day of bird watching and EV charging. As we tell you about our owlting, be on the lookout for plenty of impeckable bird puns. Some might be in…

May 14, 2024

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

Congratulations to Plug-in NC’s EV Views Winners!

This summer we hosted our first ever EV Views photo contest, an opportunity for EV drivers to show off their cars at scenic locations. The goal was to highlight the exciting places visited by our supporters and to dispel myths about the traveling capabilities of EVs. More than 25 drivers submitted photos of their adventures, capturing locations from the western…

September 7, 2022

Plug-in NC Ambassador Spotlight: Evan Poteate

Evan Poteate is a student at North Carolina State University, studying electrical engineering. He has volunteered with Plug-in NC at many events across The Triangle to share his expertise and knowledge of electric vehicles (EVs). Apart from driving EVs, he enjoys music, the outdoors, comedies and global history. How long have you been driving electric, and why did you decide…

June 2, 2022

Plug-in NC Ambassador Spotlight: Rob Howard

Rob Howard became a Plug-in NC ambassador in 2019 and is a long-time advocate for the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) in North Carolina. He is a licensed general contractor and a building science lecturer at Appalachian State University. One of his current projects is located in his hometown of Granite Falls, North Carolina, where he is developing a net-zero…

March 9, 2022

Member Spotlight: Lake James State Park

Lake James State Park, located about 50 miles from Asheville, offers a family-friendly trip for outdoor lovers in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Travelers from throughout the state and beyond can enjoy more than 150 miles of shoreline at the lake and a range of activities while charging up their electric vehicle (EV) for their next destination. “I’m happy that we…

November 16, 2021

Plug-in NC Member Spotlight: Sanderling Resort

Imagine planning your next vacation. You find a luxurious resort that offers a combination of adventurous and rejuvenating experiences. You book your trip and begin to pack when suddenly you realize that you forgot one minor detail — you plan to drive your electric car but didn’t look up places to charge. With Sanderling Resort, you won’t have to worry.…

September 8, 2021

Plug-in NC’s 2021 Summit Celebrates the Past and Drives EVs Forward

On August 27, 2021, Plug-in NC hosted its 2021 Summit, an annual event focused on progressing electric transportation in North Carolina through education and networking. This year, in honor of Plug-in NC’s 10th anniversary, the summit took a drive down memory lane to celebrate the accomplishments of the past decade and then looked ahead to future developments. With a record-breaking…

September 3, 2021

Plug-in NC: A Decade of Driving Electric

Our story begins in 2011, when the electric vehicle (EV) landscape in North Carolina was still a dream on the horizon. Though talk had been circling for a few years, it was time to act. A group of pioneers united under a shared goal to promote EVs in our state and launched the North Carolina Plug-in Electric Vehicle (NC PEV)…

August 23, 2021

Plug-in NC Makes Progress on Specialty License Plate Campaign

For the third straight year, Plug-in NC is working to get North Carolina a specialty license plate to help spread awareness of electric vehicles (EVs). If approved, the plate would exist alongside other popular specialty designs, such as the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation, Friends of the Smokies and Save the Honey Bee. For a new full-background specialty plate to be…

July 12, 2021

Plug-in NC Member Spotlight: Asheville Outlets

Asheville Outlets is a Plug-in NC member that aims to provide shoppers with the best experience possible in Western North Carolina. In 2015, the outlets joined the electric vehicle (EV) community by adding charging stations to its comprehensive list of guest amenities and services. “Asheville Outlets is located off Interstate 26, which provides a convenient place for electric vehicle owners…

June 16, 2021

License Plate FAQ

Thank you for your interest in the North Carolina specialty electric vehicle (EV) license plate campaign! Below are answers to some questions we’ve received. Can I get this plate if I do not drive an EV? Yes, there are no restrictions on who can get the plate, though its intended purpose is to spread awareness that a given vehicle is…

December 22, 2020

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