Electric Vehicle (EV) Stations in North Carolina

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Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Stations in North Carolina

Find electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in communities across North Carolina. Find a local station when you need to charge your electric car. Compare North Carolina EV charging stations and find one that suits your needs.

Electric Vehicle (EV) Incentives in North Carolina

Tax incentives and/or other incentives for drivers of electric vehicles in NC.


High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lane Exemption

Qualified plug-in electric vehicles, dedicated natural gas vehicles, and fuel cell electric vehicles may use North Carolina HOV lanes, regardless of the number of occupants. This exemption expires September 30, 2025. (Reference North Carolina General Statutes 20-4.01 and 20-146.2)


Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV) Emissions Inspection Exemption

Qualified PEVs and FCEVs are exempt from state emissions inspection requirements. Other restrictions may apply. (Reference North Carolina General Statutes 20-4.01 and 20-183.2)


Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Definition

A PEV is defined as a vehicle that:

  • Draws electricity from a battery with a capacity of at least four kilowatt-hours and is capable of being charged from an external source
  • Has not been modified from the original equipment manufacturer power train specifications
  • Has a gross vehicle weight rating of 8,500 pounds or less
  • Has a maximum speed of at least 65 miles per hour
  • Meets applicable requirements in Title 49 of the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations, section 571.
(Reference North Carolina General Statutes 20-4.01)


Electric Vehicle (EV) Annual Fee

The owner of an EV that is exclusively powered by electricity must pay a fee of $130 in addition to any other required registration fees at the time of initial registration and annual registration renewal. (Reference North Carolina General Statutes 20-87)


EVSE Rebate and Charging Rate Reduction - Randolph Electric Membership Corporation (EMC)

Randolph EMC's Electric Vehicle Utility Program (REVUP) offers rebates for residential customers of $500 towards the purchase of residential Level 2 electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE). To qualify, residents must be a registered owner of an electric vehicle (EV), purchase and install a Wi-Fi connected Level 2 EVSE, and agree to share the data collected by the EVSE. Rebates are available to the first 25 applicants. REVUP also offers residents an EV time-of-use (TOU) rate. For more information, see the REVUP website.


Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Rebate – Cape Hatteras Electric Cooperative (CHEC)

Cape Hatteras Electric Co-Op (CHEC) offers a bill credit of $100 to residential customers who install a Level 2 EVSE. For more information, including how to apply, see the CHEC Electric Vehicles website.


Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Charging Rate Incentive – Cape Hatteras Electric Cooperative (CHEC)

Cape Hatteras Electric Co-Op (CHEC) offers time-of-use (TOU) electricity rates to residential customers with a PEV. For more information, see the CHEC Electric Vehicles website.


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