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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

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

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

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

Using Public EV Charging Stations

You just got an electric vehicle (EV) and are ready to take it for a spin, but what if you need to charge while out and about? Using a public charging station for the first time can be intimidating. There are different charging providers with different steps to plug in using different pricing structures. After all, we might not be…

May 13, 2022

Gateway to the Smokies: Fast Charging at The Local Market

Earlier this year, we attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony for new DC fast chargers in Waynesville, North Carolina. These stations, which contain two CCS plugs and two CHAdeMO plugs, are the westernmost DC fast chargers in the state and fill a critical gap in North Carolina’s charging infrastructure. The installation of the stations was the result of a partnership between The…

May 9, 2022

Battery Possibilities for Electric Forklifts

Electric forklifts that rely on electric motors and industrial batteries are growing in popularity and are offered by many forklift manufacturers. Recent improvements and advancements in technology have allowed them to compete directly with their internal combustion counterparts but with lower operating and maintenance costs, fewer emissions and quieter operation. Click the image to watch a video about electric forklifts…

April 28, 2022

What to Consider When Looking to Buy a Used EV

With gasoline prices remaining at record-high levels, more people are considering electric vehicles (EVs). However, increasing demand, coupled with continued supply chain constraints, means new EVs are hard to come by, and they remain more expensive upfront than comparable gasoline cars. The used EV market has not been spared from the issues plaguing new inventories, but there are now more…

April 4, 2022

Charging at Home: EV Ready or Not

As electric vehicle (EV) sales continue to rise across the country, people are becoming more aware of the technology’s most notable benefits, including the financial savings on gas, environmental impacts and performance. But one of the lesser-known perks is the convenience of charging up at home, which most often occurs at night while drivers sleep. Out of workplace, public and…

March 24, 2022

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