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Plug-in NC’s National Drive Electric Week Celebration

One of the best ways to learn about electric vehicles is to get in the driver’s seat – and that’s what National Drive Electric Week (NDEW) is all about. NDEW is a nationwide celebration that raises awareness of EVs and provides an opportunity for drivers to share their experiences and show off their cars. In 2023, we worked with Hayes…

January 25, 2024

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

Plug-in NC Visits Virginia on NDEW Road Trip

As one final wrap-up to our National Drive Electric Week road trip, I wanted to offer some thoughts on how Virginia is similar to and different from our home state when it comes to electric vehicles (EVs) and charging infrastructure. To start, a few snapshots. According to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Alternative Fuels Data Center, as of November 16,…

November 17, 2020

Jacob and Wattson Reflect on Plug-in NC’s National Drive Electric Week Road Trip

From Sunday, September 27, through Saturday, October 3, Jacob Bolin, Plug-in NC’s program manager, and Wattson, Plug-in NC’s trusty Chevrolet Bolt EV, toured eastern North Carolina and Virginia. The duo visited 12 charging stations along their 1,245-mile trip that took them down to Wilmington, over to the Outer Banks and then up into the home of our northern neighbors. The…

October 21, 2020

Getting to Know Our Driver

With our National Drive Electric Week road trip rapidly approaching, we wanted to share a bit about our fearless leader and driver, Jacob Bolin. Let’s check in to learn more! PINC: Can you tell us a bit about yourself? JB: Well, I think we should start with the most important thing first — I am a lover of the road…

September 14, 2020

Plug-in NC Hits the Road to Share Benefits of EVs

We hit the road during the month of May to educate North Carolinians about the opportunities and possibilities of electric transportation. Our first stop was Asheville and the magnificent facilities at the Sierra Nevada Brewing Company. We co-hosted a workshop with the Land-of-Sky Clean Vehicles Coalition that convened fleet managers, purchasing coordinators and others from the region. The event shared…

June 7, 2019

Plug-in NC’s Spring Summit Provides Updates on EV Activities Happening in North Carolina

Since 2011, Plug-in NC has organized an annual summit to celebrate each year’s successes and plan for the future. Starting this year, however, the Plug-in NC steering committee decided to transition to a biannual summit, offering one in the spring and one in the fall. The spring summit would focus on sharing information about activities happening across the state, while the…

June 4, 2018

Plug-in NC, Duke Energy and Nissan Host Electric Vehicle Workshop for Fleet Professionals

With Valentine’s Day in the air, Plug-in NC partnered with Duke Energy and Nissan North America to host the Love Your LEAF Lunch & Learn for fleet managers and professionals looking to make the switch to driving electric. The event kicked off with introductions from Lisa Poger, electric transportation specialist at Advanced Energy, and Lang Reynolds, manager of electric transportation at Duke…

February 21, 2018

Plug-in NC Hosts 7th Annual Summit to Celebrate Accomplishments, Look to Future

On December 7, 2017, Plug-in NC hosted its 7th annual summit. The annual summit is a time of celebration, learning and progression, and 2017’s version was a huge success. Individuals and organizations from across the state came together to discuss the landscape of electric vehicles (EVs) in our region and what we can do to improve it. Plug-in NC is…

February 2, 2018

Biogen Holds Ribbon Cutting for New Charging Stations

Biogen recently installed four electric vehicle charging stations at their facility at 900 Davis Drive, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. To celebrate the official opening of the charging stations, Biogen worked with Advanced Energy to plan a ribbon cutting and electric vehicle showcase. The event took place on Thursday, October 19, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on a…

November 2, 2017

Plug-in NC Celebrates National Drive Electric Week 2017

Plug-in NC was excited to host the Raleigh National Drive Electric Week event for the 5th year in a row. This year’s event was held at the Research Triangle Park Headquarters on September 16, a beautiful sunny day. It included an EV showcase, test drives from dealerships, educational displays and presentations, food trucks and kids’ activities, including a raffle for…

October 30, 2017

N.C. State Holds Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for New Electric Vehicle Charging Station

Thanks to Duke Energy’s EV Charging Infrastructure Project, North Carolina State University recently unveiled a new ChargePoint electric vehicle charging station. N.C. State is one of more than 80 towns, cities, schools systems and more to be awarded stations from the project. This latest station is located on Centennial Campus, and it adds to the seven stations currently serving the…

August 18, 2017

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