Achieving the electric vehicle goals outlined in NC Governor Roy Cooper's Executive Order No. 80 will require significant investment in DC fast charging, particularly in rural areas and along corridors for tourism and interstate travel. Fortunately, progress continues to be made thanks to developments from local governments, electric utilities, the Volkswagen Settlement, Clean Cities Coalitions and others.
This presentation will provide an overview of publicly accessible electric vehicle charging in North Carolina, with a focus on DC fast charging. It will cover where these stations are located and how many more are likely needed to support the 80,000-vehicle objective of Executive Order No. 80. (North Carolina is currently home to approximately 15,000 electric vehicles.) It will also highlight the players in this sector who are working to fill the gaps, and the efforts they are pursuing. Attendees will gain a detailed understanding of the state of electric transportation in North Carolina, where it looks to be headed and who’s helping to get us there.