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Tax incentives and/or other incentives for drivers of electric vehicles in NC.
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)
Qualified light-duty EVs and FCEVs are exempt from state emissions inspection requirements. Other restrictions may apply.
An EV is defined as a vehicle that:
(Reference North Carolina General Statutes 20-4.01)
The owner of an EV that is exclusively powered by electricity must pay a fee of $140.25 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)
Randolph Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) Electric Vehicle Utility Program (REVUP) offers residential customers a rebate of $500 for the purchase of qualified Level 2 electric vehicle (EV) charging station. Rebates are available to the first 50 applicants on a first-come, first-served basis. REVUP also offers a TOU rate to residential customers that own or lease an EV. For more information, including eligibility requirements, see the Randolph EMC REVUP website.
Cape Hatteras Electric Cooperative (CHEC) offers a bill credit of $100 to residential customers who install a qualifying Level 2 EV charging station. Additionally, CHEC offers time-of-use (TOU) electricity rates to residential customers that own or lease an EV. For more information, including how to apply, see the CHEC EVs website.
Roanoke Electric Cooperative offers a TOU rate to residential customers that own or lease an EV. Members pay a flat fee of up to $50 per month for a Level 2 charging station and up to 450 kilowatt-hours of electricity. For more information, see the Roanoke Electric Cooperative EV Program website.
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
SYEMC offers residential members a $500 rebate for the purchase of a qualifying EV charging station. For more information, see the SYEMC Member Rebates website.
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.