Electric vehicles plug into the power grid for fuel. They are powered either solely by electricity (battery electric vehicles) or by electricity and an internal combustion engine (plug-in hybrid electric vehicles).


Map of NC EVs and Charging Stations for 2021

The History of Electric Vehicles

Electric vehicles have come a long way since they were first developed in the 19th century. The first American electric vehicle was invented by William Morrison of Des Moines, Iowa, and it reached a not-so-speedy top speed of 14 mph. Electric vehicles were reintroduced to the U.S. market in 2010, and there are now over 1 million on our roads. Today, the vehicles are known for their efficiency, performance, financial savings and long list of other benefits.

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Types of Electric Vehicles


Available Electric Vehicles

Dealerships across North Carolina are carrying both battery electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicle models.

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