Duke Energy To Boost North Carolina Charging Infrastructure By $1.5 Million Program

AUG 11 2016 BY MARK KANE 11

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Duke Energy announced a $1.5 millionEV Charging Infrastructure Support Project” to boost charging points number in N.C. by 30%.

North Carolina has about 4,700 registered plug-in cars and about 700 public charging ports

The bulk of the program ($1 million) will be made available for public charging stations to help cities and towns develop a plug-in infrastructure for residents. Duke Energy will pay 100 percent up to:

  • $5,000 per charge port,
  • $20,000 per site,
  • or $50,000 per city under the program

Another $500,000 will be spent for electric bus charging for transit agencies

“Duke Energy has been active in building public charging stations at parking decks, libraries and shopping areas. According to Advanced Energy, an independent, non-profit organization established by the North Carolina Utilities Commission, there are about 4,700 registered plug-in EVs and about 700 public charging ports spread out around North Carolina.”

“Another part of the project is an additional $500,000 devoted to cities and towns for the construction of electric bus charging stations. Again, Duke Energy will pay 100 percent for electric bus charging infrastructure up to $250,000 per entity.

The programs are targeted to cities and towns, which include both retail and wholesale customers. Interested parties may apply, but are not obligated to proceed if selected as a recipient. The deadline to apply is Sept. 1. Interested parties can download the public EV charging form here. The bus charging form can be downloaded here.”

David Fountain, Duke Energy’s North Carolina president said:

“Over the past decade, Duke Energy has supported the development of several hundred electric vehicle charging stations in North Carolina. “Adoption of EVs depends on a robust infrastructure for consumers.”

Dr. Robert Koger, president of Advanced Energy said:

“Today is a perfect time to begin thinking about and planning for electric vehicle charging. Duke Energy’s new program will give communities the opportunity to provide a new amenity for residents and visitors that also benefits the local economy and air quality.”

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11 Comments on "Duke Energy To Boost North Carolina Charging Infrastructure By $1.5 Million Program"

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While L1/L2 local intiative is nice for low mile PHEV/BEVs, NC should focus on intrastate routes using DCFC.

Another good thing is that Sheetz gas stations are adding CCS/CHAdeMO DCFC in NC on the EVGo network. That along with Greenlots (sponsored by Nissan and BMW) will add a great deal of DCFC to the area. Some more coverage is needed on the beach routes.

In addition, we now have seven Tesla supercharger locations.

I read some were the sheetz was getting tesla super chargers

Actually Tesla is/was only in talks with Sheetz about the possibility of installing Superchargers, not actually getting them. At least yet.
Just a bit of a difference 🙂


In talks with Sheetz as Brandon said, Ruby Tuesday is getting some http://insideevs.com/tesla-teams-ruby-tuesday-supercharger-installs/

Duke Energy is like the aged, wicked, maiden aunt who drops a piece of candy into your out-stretched palm with her left hand, and then painfully pinches your cheek, with the right.

If you catch my meaning, if you get my drift.


DC fast charging is where they need to concentrate. Tesla really has their own network under control and the upcoming batches of non-Tesla cars will really need the infrastructure since the manufacturers don’t seem very interested in building it.

There is only one place to charge within 25 miles where I live in Central NC. Anything is good but it sure would be nice to get some new high powered fast chargers in some of the rural locations.

Hey Duke what about Florida?

“4700” cars, “700” chargers. A public charger for every 7 cars. Makes you wonder how many sit idle.

The house comes crashing down with Level 3 growth. It’s like, not even 5yrs away. A small piece of VW’s 2 billion could build another supercharger network. supercharge.info The virtue in having higher range EVs is in not needing so many chargers. Duke, Level 2 is so yesterday 😉

Here’s a live data link for those charging stations in Raleigh. Click on the magnifying glass to look at each individual station and then click on “this year” on the chart.