The NC PEV Taskforce was launched in 2011 through a collaboration of many partners ranging from government, industry, electric utilities, non-profits, and other stakeholders. Advanced Energy and the NC Department of Commerce served as the lead entities for this initiative and benefited from strong partnerships from North Carolina’s electric utilities including Duke Energy, North Carolina’s Electric Cooperatives, Dominion Power, and the State’s ElectriCities, state, regional and local government entities including North Carolina’s three Clean Cities Coalitions, industry and academia. In the fall of 2011, the NC PEV Taskforce received an infusion of resources from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Clean Cities Program to create the state’s first PEV readiness plan called the NC PEV Roadmap.
NC PEV Taskforce Partners
Missions & Goals
The NC Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Taskforce is focused on establishing North Carolina as the leader in electrified transportation and promoting PEV readiness throughout the state. The Taskforce is working to ensure the rapid and seamless integration of PEVs into local communities and the marketplace. The goals of the Taskforce include the following:
- Continue to identify and address barriers to PEV adoption.
- Increase economic development opportunities through involving and recruiting industry partners.
- Prepare and actively search for funding opportunities for PEV readiness and North Carolina PEV Roadmapimplementation.
- Establish implementation framework for North Carolina PEV Roadmap to allow for implementation through North Carolina stakeholders.
- Collaborate and coordinate with other states on their PEV readiness activities.
- Distribute the North Carolina PEV Roadmap to stakeholders across the state. (Roadmap intended to be publicly accessible and replicable.)
Overview of PEV’s in North Carolina:
With a highly interested and educated public, North Carolina is a prime location for electric vehicles. The high-tech, academic and business focus of the metropolitan regions of Asheville, Charlotte, Greensboro- Winston-Salem and Raleigh-Durham have made these regions prime locations for PEV adoption. Additionally, the mountains and coast bordering each end of the state, present opportunities for sustainable tourism and preserving these beautiful and scenic spaces.
PEV Registrations in North Carolina (August, 2013):
- Over 1,600 registered PEVs
- At least one PEV registered in 85 of the state’s 100 counties, representing a 133% increase from the first year of sales