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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

2022 Annual Report

View our 2022 annual report.

January 23, 2023

Raleigh’s EV-Ready Playbook

In collaboration with the City of Raleigh’s Office of Sustainability, we created a comprehensive EV-ready playbook for planning and installing public, residential and workplace charging. The document covers the basics of vehicle charging, electric utility considerations, charging station types and placement, the permitting process, installation steps, future-proofing, case studies and more. We believe it will be a great resource for…

December 18, 2022

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

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

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