North Carolina: Duke Energy Wants to Spend $76 Million on Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure

Duke Energy has asked its utility regulator in North Carolina to approve a $76 million investment in electric vehicle infrastructure, including a “foundational level” of fast chargers that would allow EV drivers to zip along highways in the Southeast.

North Carolina’s infrastructure has not kept up with the growth of EVs, Duke acknowledged in a filing with the North Carolina Utilities Commission. The state has just 43 public fast-charging stations and 86 access plugs available today for its 10,000 plug-in hybrid and all-electric vehicles.