On behalf of communities within the Triad, PART provides assistance with installation of Plug in Electric Vehicle Charging Stations. This program includes the acquiring funding for the purchase and installation of stations, usually from State and Federal Grants. PART then coordinates the purchase, identification of an appropriate location, and the installation of the stations in partnership with the communities. Once operational these stations are owned and operated by the community for public use.
PART supports the use of electric vehicles due to its benefits for air quality. For more information about Plug In Electric Vehicles Stations across the Triad click the link below for a map.
See below for two programs that PART has helped administer.
Duke energy grant awarded to PART
In November 2016 PART was awarded grant funds for purchase and installation of two public electric vehicle charging stations that will be located in the cities of Burlington and Mebane. The charging stations are funded by Duke Energy and are part of the company’s 200 public charging stations that are being installed around North Carolina.
Duke Energy’s Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Support Project provided $1 million to help cities and towns develop public charging stations for residents. Duke Energy will pay 100 percent of the installation costs under the program.
“Over the past decade, Duke Energy has supported the development of several hundred electric vehicle charging stations in North Carolina,” said David Fountain, Duke Energy’s North Carolina president. “Adoption of EVs depends on a robust infrastructure for consumers.”
Duke Energy has been active in building public charging stations at parking decks, libraries and shopping areas. According to Advanced Energy, an independent, nonprofit organization, there are about 4,700 registered plug-in EVs and about 700 public charging ports spread out around North Carolina.
Over the next several months PART will be working with each of the cities to install the charging stations to open in early Spring. The charging stations will be located in the Downtown districts of Burlington near the transit center and Mebane Cone Health on Arrowhead Blvd. Once installed the charging stations will be open for public use.
Clean fuels advanced technology grant
In 2015 PART purchased 5 Plug In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Charging Stations through funds provided by a Clean Fuels Advanced Technology grant. The grant was administered by the NC Clean Energy Technology Center and is a sub-grant under the federal Congestion Mitigation Air Quality program. These charging stations are located in Greensboro, Kernersville, Lexington, and Winston-Salem, with the final station to be installed in High Point. See detailed information below.
- Winston-Salem: Wake Forest Innovation Quarter 4th Street & Patterson Avenue
- Kernersville: Piedmont Triad Regional Council office South of I-40 on NC Hwy 66
- Greensboro Green Street Parking Deck
- Lexington: South Main Street near 4th Avenue (Parking lot by Carolane Propane Gas)
- High Point: Will be located at the Library Parking Lot (Future Location)