Duke Energy recently announced that it will pay for the installation of a series of public electric vehicle (EV) charging stations throughout North Carolina.
"The robust interest throughout the state is a positive sign that public EV charging will continue to grow in North Carolina," Duke Energy North Carolina President David Fountain said. "Expanding charging infrastructure is critical for more EV adoption in the future."
Duke Energy will dedicate $1 million to the project, with up to $5,000 available for the purchase and installation of each charging port.
The utility received requests for more than 500 charging stations throughout the state, and will fund more than 200 individual stations. The stations will supplement the 700 public charging ports already available throughout the state, which service approximately 5,300 registered plug-in EVs, according to the North Carolina Utilities Commission’s Advanced Energy organization.
"We are excited to receive the grant from Duke Energy for two electric vehicle charging stations," Carol Spalding, president of Rowan-Cabarrus Community College in Salisbury, said. "The stations will be located on the North Campus and will be a very visible example of the college's commitment to sustainability."