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.

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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 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)

Electric Vehicle (EV) and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV) Emissions Inspection Exemption

Qualified light-duty EVs 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)

Electric Vehicle (EV) Definition

An EV is defined as a vehicle that:

  • Does not have the ability to be propelled by gasoline
  • 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, and
  • 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 $180 and the owner of a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle must pay a fee of $90 in addition to any other required registration fees at the time of initial registration and annual registration renewal.

(Reference House Bill 259, 2023 and North Carolina General Statutes 20-87)

Electric School Bus and Infrastructure Rebate - Duke Energy

Duke Energy offers public and charter schools a rebate of up to $215,000 for the purchase of electric school buses and associated charging infrastructure. Rebates are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, including eligibility requirements, see the Duke Energy Park and Plug website

Electric Vehicle (EV) Infrastructure Support

North Carolina utilities joined the National Electric Highway Coalition (NEHC), committing to create a network of direct current fast charging (DCFC) stations connecting major highway systems from the Atlantic Coast to the Pacific of the United States. NEHC utility members agree to ensure efficient and effective fast charging deployment plans that enable long distance EV travel, avoiding duplication among coalition utilities, and complement existing corridor DCFC sites. For more information, including a list of participating utilities and states, see the NEHC website.

Residential Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Station Make-Ready Rebate - Duke Energy

Duke Energy offers residential customers a $1,133 rebate for electrical upgrades to support a Level 2 or direct current fast charging (DCFC) station. For more information, including eligible upgrade costs, see the Duke Energy EV Charger Prep Credit website.

Electric Vehicle (EV) Incentives - Touchstone Energy Network

Touchstone Energy member cooperatives may offer EV incentives to residential customers. Local cooperatives that may currently offer incentives include:

  • Edgecombe-Martin County Electric Membership Corporation
  • Piedmont Electric Membership Corporation
  • Cape Hatteras Electric Cooperative
  • Randolph Electric Membership Corporation
  • Roanoke Electric Cooperative
  • Surry-Yadkin Electric Membership Corporation

For more information, including a full list of member cooperatives and available incentives, see the Touchstone Energy Cooperative Network website.

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