Your Guide to Driving Electric

Your Guide to Driving Electric

Electric Vehicles (EVs) Have Something For Everyone: From a better driving experience to exciting technology and reduced emissions, learn how North Carolina’s electric cooperatives are bringing the benefits of electric vehicles to member-consumers statewide. 

North Carolina’s electric cooperatives can answer common questions you have about EVs and debunk myths about them. Whether you’re a homeowner considering purchasing an EV or a company thinking about electrifying your fleet, the cooperatives are a trusted energy partner. 

Cooperative Charging Network

Electric cooperatives have installed charging stations across North Carolina so that no matter where you are, you can reach your destination. Because cooperative communities are located in some of the most beautiful parts of the state, you’ll be able to enjoy the scenery from the mountains to the sea. Level 2 and DC Fast electric vehicle charging station sites are available across cooperative territories.


Frequently Asked Questions

Myth Busting

Electrifying Your Fleet 

EVs aren’t just for personal use; in fact, fleets make an excellent use case for electrification. In addition to light-duty vehicles, electric versions of a variety of medium- and heavy-duty vehicles are already on the road. North Carolina’s electric cooperatives have supported several organizations in their fleet electrification efforts.

Fleet “vehicles” aren’t just limited to cars – they can include tractors and trucks, too. As the power providers for much of rural North Carolina, NC’s electric cooperatives work with their agricultural members to find solutions that reduce emissions and costs for their businesses.

Surry-Yadkin Electric Membership Corporation, Hollar & Greene Produce and North Carolina’s Electric Cooperatives launched an innovative, collaborative beneficial electrification project that is helping reduce carbon dioxide emissions and provide a more energy efficient way to transport produce. The eTRU project, which stands for electric transport refrigeration unit, uses electricity to power refrigeration units used for cold-storage shipping instead of diesel.

In partnership with the North Carolina Zoo and Randolph EMC, NC Electric Cooperatives is conducting a demonstration pilot of a Solectrac e25 full electric tractor. During the pilot, the NC Zoo’s horticultural staff will use the tractor throughout the zoo’s 500 developed acres.

Watch the electric tractor at the NC Zoo in action

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