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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

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

Electrifying Transportation in North Carolina Webinar

As more and more people trade in the gas pump for a charging cord to fuel their vehicles, North Carolina’s utilities and communities are responding. New initiatives are promoting electric vehicle (EV) adoption, spreading awareness and supporting the electric grid to manage the new load and benefit all energy consumers. In our most recent Exploring North Carolina Smart Grid webinar,…

June 3, 2019

Driving Toward Cleaner Air

Electric vehicle drivers have a variety of reasons for why they made the decision to switch to driving electric. Many drivers decided to forgo gasoline for an electric option because of the savings in fueling and maintenance costs. Others love the instant torque and high performance of the vehicles. Another top reason is that driving electric reduces emissions and improves…

April 18, 2019

Press Release – Electrify America Increases Access to Electric Vehicle Charging with New Installations in North Carolina

Press Release: Electrify America Increases Access to Electric Vehicle Charging with New Installations in North Carolina Five charging stations opened; six additional charging station installations planned in 2019 Raleigh, NC (April 8, 2019) – Electrify America is expanding its nationwide network of ultra-fast electric vehicle charging with its fifth charging station installation in North Carolina on April 3. The company…

April 15, 2019

Greensboro Unveils North Carolina’s First Electric Buses at Dedication Ceremony

Greensboro recently became the first city in North Carolina to add electric buses to its fleet, and the Greensboro Transit Authority showcased the accomplishment at an unveiling ceremony in February that featured Gov. Roy Cooper and other industry and state figures. As people filed into Koury Aviation hangar to see the technology, they were handed a green leaf that matched…

February 27, 2019

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