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IKEA Road Trip: 362 Miles and 8 DC Fast Charges With the Energica EVA

Guest Post by Chris Maxwell, Plug-in NC Ambassador. I, and many others across America, have jumped on the Marie Kondo bandwagon. I use an IKEA storage solution for my clothes, which uses tall bins in place of drawers. While I love how the triangular folded clothes look in the bin, I needed some SKUBB boxes to give me a second…

February 19, 2019

Update: Drive Electric License Plate

On January 12, 2019, we sent out an email about gathering applications for an electric vehicle specialty license plate for North Carolina. We received over 100 applications; however, we did not get the 500 needed to move forward with the process. Thank you to all who applied. We’ve already begun discussing another try later this year, so stay tuned for…

February 17, 2019
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December 22, 2018

Plug-in NC Ambassador Spotlight: Chris Maxwell

Plug-in NC Ambassador Spotlight – Chris Maxwell To wrap up this year, we’ll be highlighting our ambassador Chris Maxwell! Chris has been a Plug-in NC ambassador for a few years now. Throughout the time we have known him, he has helped with events, attended our annual summits, given presentations around North Carolina and even hosted his own National Drive Electric…

December 15, 2018

Plug-in NC Ambassador Spotlight: Ken Clifton

For this Plug-in NC ambassador spotlight, we’ll be talking to Ken Clifton! Ken is a computer science professor at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College where he teaches programming and logic courses. Ken has an extensive list of accomplishments and studies he has conducted in renewable energy and information technology, one being his creation of a solar power production plug-in for WordPress that…

October 1, 2018

How long will an electric vehicle battery last and what’s the price to replace it?

How long will an electric vehicle battery last and what’s the price to replace it? Well, the response is often “it depends.” Many electric vehicle (EV) models come with an 8 year/100K mile warranty, but some do not. While there is little agreement in the EV industry as to how long a vehicle battery will last, there is strong agreement…

July 21, 2018

Plug-in NC’s Spring Summit Provides Updates on EV Activities Happening in North Carolina

Since 2011, Plug-in NC has organized an annual summit to celebrate each year’s successes and plan for the future. Starting this year, however, the Plug-in NC steering committee decided to transition to a biannual summit, offering one in the spring and one in the fall. The spring summit would focus on sharing information about activities happening across the state, while the…

June 4, 2018

Plug-in NC Ambassador Spotlight: Carmalee Scarpitti

Have you heard about how awesome our Plug-in NC ambassadors are? With their knowledge and enthusiasm, they are Plug-in NC’s go-to advocates for electric vehicles (EVs). This year, we will be highlighting several of our ambassadors to learn more about them and share their stories. First up is Carmalee Scarpitti! Carmalee (middle) with her husband (right) and son (left) at…

May 23, 2018

Plug-in NC, Duke Energy and Nissan Host Electric Vehicle Workshop for Fleet Professionals

With Valentine’s Day in the air, Plug-in NC partnered with Duke Energy and Nissan North America to host the Love Your LEAF Lunch & Learn for fleet managers and professionals looking to make the switch to driving electric. The event kicked off with introductions from Lisa Poger, electric transportation specialist at Advanced Energy, and Lang Reynolds, manager of electric transportation at Duke…

February 21, 2018

Plug-in NC Hosts 7th Annual Summit to Celebrate Accomplishments, Look to Future

On December 7, 2017, Plug-in NC hosted its 7th annual summit. The annual summit is a time of celebration, learning and progression, and 2017’s version was a huge success. Individuals and organizations from across the state came together to discuss the landscape of electric vehicles (EVs) in our region and what we can do to improve it. Plug-in NC is…

February 2, 2018
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