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February 6, 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

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

A Utility’s Perspective: Planning, Deployment and Lessons Learned for Medium- & Heavy-Duty Vehicle Electrification

It’s an exciting time for medium- and heavy-duty electric vehicles (EVs) in the Southeast. To name just a few developments, North Carolina will be receiving new electric transit and school buses through the Volkswagen Settlement; South Carolina was recently chosen by vehicle manufacturer Arrival to house its first U.S. “microfactory”; and in Virginia, Dominion Energy’s electric school bus pilot is…

October 23, 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

Purchasing and Policy Considerations of Electric Vehicles for Organizations, Fleets and Municipalities

On the heels of North Carolina’s Volkswagen Settlement Phase 1 award announcements, the second webinar in our three-part series with the state’s Clean Cities Coalitions shed light on electric vehicle (EV) purchasing and policy considerations for organizations, fleets and municipalities. The event featured Bill Eaker, senior environmental planner at the Land of Sky Regional Council of Governments and coordinator of…

September 7, 2020

Range Anxiety, Fuel Comparison and Efficiency Lingo

Despite continued progress in driving range, battery technology and charging station availability, a primary concern among prospective electric vehicle (EV) drivers remains range anxiety, or the fear of getting stranded after running out of a charge. While some of the early entrants to the EV market could travel only relatively short distances, that has quickly changed. Today, most new EVs…

August 20, 2020

Electric Transit and School Bus Initiatives in the Southeast

The medium- and heavy-duty vehicle market offers tremendous potential for electrification, and cities, schools, utilities and other organizations are noticing. A new three-part webinar series from the Clean Cities Coalitions of North Carolina and Plug-in NC is highlighting the electric opportunities in this segment of transportation. The opening webinar, “Electric Transit and School Bus Initiatives in the Southeast,” focused on…

July 28, 2020

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