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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
February 1, 2018

Biogen Holds Ribbon Cutting for New Charging Stations

Biogen recently installed four electric vehicle charging stations at their facility at 900 Davis Drive, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. To celebrate the official opening of the charging stations, Biogen worked with Advanced Energy to plan a ribbon cutting and electric vehicle showcase. The event took place on Thursday, October 19, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on a…

November 2, 2017

Plug-in NC Celebrates National Drive Electric Week 2017

Plug-in NC was excited to host the Raleigh National Drive Electric Week event for the 5th year in a row. This year’s event was held at the Research Triangle Park Headquarters on September 16, a beautiful sunny day. It included an EV showcase, test drives from dealerships, educational displays and presentations, food trucks and kids’ activities, including a raffle for…

October 30, 2017

North Carolina Electric Cooperatives Are Pioneering the Way for Electric Vehicles

As more North Carolinians are plugging in and driving electric, the North Carolina Electric Cooperatives are taking preemptive steps to provide an easy, reliable transition for their members. By introducing new opportunities and innovative programs, the co-ops are embracing their new role as vehicle fuel provider. A common initiative has been the implementation of electric vehicle time-of-use rates, in which…

October 5, 2017

Not Just a Car: The Possibilities of Vehicle to Grid Technologies

When we think of an electric vehicle (EV), we might envision a car receiving power from the electric grid before driving off. Along the way, its battery will deplete, so it will need to be plugged in to charge again. In other words, there is a one-way relationship between the electric grid and EV: the car gets electricity from the…

October 5, 2017

N.C. State Holds Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for New Electric Vehicle Charging Station

Thanks to Duke Energy’s EV Charging Infrastructure Project, North Carolina State University recently unveiled a new ChargePoint electric vehicle charging station. N.C. State is one of more than 80 towns, cities, schools systems and more to be awarded stations from the project. This latest station is located on Centennial Campus, and it adds to the seven stations currently serving the…

August 18, 2017

The NC Electric Vehicle Tax Debate

Just as electric vehicle (EV) registrations have grown across the U.S., so has a new tax aimed at EV owners. Eleven states now charge owners of EVs, including plug-in hybrids and in some cases, hybrid electric vehicles, some form of an annual tax or fee at registration. These states include North Carolina, Idaho, Washington, Virginia, Colorado, Michigan, Wyoming, Georgia, Missouri…

July 10, 2017

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