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NC State’s Grounds Services Team Is Cleanly and Quietly Maintaining Campus

In 2018, NC State University’s Grounds Services team, which performs a variety of landscaping work around campus, decided to give electric equipment a try. It started by purchasing battery-powered string trimmers and has since added riding mowers, chainsaws, leaf blowers and more. We reached out to Jeff Del Pinal, grounds program manager, to learn more about the group’s efforts. 1)…

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The North Carolina State Parks Amazing Adventure Challenge: Driving Electric to 41 Parks

About the Author: Plug-in NC Ambassador Chris Maxwell lives in Raleigh and is curator of the ecodweeb blog. Since 2016, he has been leading by example to promote electric vehicles (EVs) and renewable energy across North Carolina. Chris and his solar-powered fleet of EVs has been profiled by ChargePoint (part 1, part 2) and Plug-in NC. In August, WRAL ran…

November 25, 2019

Raleigh-Durham International Airport Goes Electric

Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) has seen tremendous growth in recent years, with 13 million passengers in 2018, 62 nonstop markets and 100,000 shuttle riders each month. To support this growth, the airport has 19 shuttle buses (15 of which are diesel) that average 50,000 miles per year through their daily routes. But as of this past May, RDU has some…

October 16, 2019

Up to $3,500 Nissan Rebate for North Carolina Residents

Nissan North America is currently offering a rebate of up to $3,500 to North Carolina residents on the 2019 Nissan LEAF. This offer supports Nissan’s efforts to accelerate electric vehicle adoption across the United States. $3,500 (40 kWh Standard Model Rebate) OR $2,500 (60 kWh ePlus Model Rebate) + $7,500 (Federal EV Tax Credit) = Up to $11,000 (Net Savings) This special…

September 30, 2019

Plug-in NC Ambassador Spotlight: Helen DiPietro

To kick off the summer, we are highlighting another one of our Plug-in NC ambassadors. Let’s get to know more about Helen DiPietro. Hi, I’m Helen! For the past five years, I have been an office manager and jack of all trades, master of none, in the Engineering Communications unit at North Carolina State University. I am also the College…

June 8, 2019

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