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Regulatory Update: Duke Energy Make-Ready Credit Progress Report

We’ve just hit two years since the North Carolina Utilities Commission (NCUC) approved Duke Energy’s electric vehicle (EV) Make-Ready Credit Program, known better to EV drivers across the state as the “Charger Prep Credit Program.” As part of the program, the NCUC requires Duke Energy to deliver progress reports semiannually, which can provide insight into people’s awareness of the initiative,…

April 9, 2024

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

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

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

New Federal Funding Available for Electric School Buses

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Clean School Bus Program has launched, offering $5 billion over the next five years to support school bus electrification across the country. In its initial funding phase, $500 million in rebates is available. School buses are one of the most well-positioned vehicle types for transitioning from diesel fuel to zero-emission electric operation: They have…

June 3, 2022

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