Plug-in NC Newsletter - May 2018

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Plug-in NC Spring Summit
Since 2011, Plug-in NC has hosted an annual summit to celebrate the year’s efforts and plan for the future. Starting in 2018, however, we have decided to hold two summits each year to allow us to better share information and increase collaboration in order to reach our goals. The first (spring) summit of this year will be on Wednesday, May 30, at the Piedmont Triad Regional Council. The event will provide updates on electric vehicle activities occurring across the state. For more information and to register, click here.

In a related effort, the Plug-in NC affinity groups created during last year’s summit have hit the ground running. Stay tuned throughout the year to learn more about what they have achieved.

ChargePoint Releases State of the Industry Report
Earlier this year, ChargePoint released its annual Charging Forward state of the industry report. The report discusses where the electric vehicle arena is heading and how you can take part in it. Learn about state and financial incentives, charging and driving trends, and how businesses can push the e-mobility revolution forward. Click here to download a copy.

 Ambassador Highlight: Carmalee 
 We love supporting our ambassadors – they are some of electric vehicles’ most enthusiastic supporters and go out of their way to educate others. This year, we would like to tell some of their stories. First up is Carmalee. Read about her electric vehicle experience by clicking here.

Nissan Restarts LEAF Rebate
As part of its efforts to accelerate electric vehicle adoption across the U.S., Nissan North America is offering all North Carolina residents a $3,000 rebate off MSRP toward the purchase of the new 2018 Nissan LEAF®. This amount is in addition to eligibility for the federal electric vehicle tax credit of up to $7,500.

To take advantage of the rebate, visit this link, print a copy of the flyer, and bring it and your monthly electric bill to a participating Nissan dealer.

North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center Air Quality Improvement Grants
The North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center announced the results of a call for projects through the Clean Fuel Advanced Technology (CFAT) Project. More than $1.2 million is being awarded for eight projects that help reduce transportation-related emissions.

A new round of funding has also been released, and applications are due June 8, 2018. Up to $1.45 million in federal funding is being awarded. Winning projects will be announced by September 2018. The application and more information can be found here.

    Recent and Upcoming Events
  • April 11: NC State University Earth Fair
  • April 13-14: EV Challenge Final Event
  • April 18: South River EMC Annual Meeting
  • April 22: Durham Earth Day Festival
  • May 30: Plug-in NC Spring Summit
  • August 25: Packapalooza

 Member Highlight:
University of North Carolina Asheville
 UNC Asheville recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for new charging stations installed as part of Duke Energy’s EV Charging Infrastructure Project. The university has been a member of Plug-in NC since 2017, and we want to thank them for helping North Carolina drive electric!

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