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EV Charging Station Now in Emerald Isle

Gracie Bender of Pine Knoll Shores fuels up her Tesla at the charging station in Emerald Isle. Photo: town of Emerald Isle

Emerald Isle now has a charging station for electric vehicles to meet the growing demand.

The state’s electric cooperatives, including Carteret-Craven Electric Cooperative, or CCEC, are working to create a statewide network of electric vehicle, or EVs, charging stations, with the newest being a ChargePoint Level 2 EV charger on Islander Drive, the town announced Friday in a newsletter.

Electric vehicle owners can use the ChargePoint app to pay the $1 per hour to charge. The charging station provides about 20 to 25 miles of battery range for every hour the vehicle is plugged in.

“CCEC’s charger will provide residents and vacationers a place to ‘fill up’ while enjoying the beach or a stroll on Emerald Path,” according to the town.

The statewide network of EV charging stations is intended to enable more consumers in both rural and urban areas to adopt this technology, according to the town. “By expanding the state’s EV charging network, CCEC hopes to attract more EVs and their benefits-including improved environmental health, economic development and quality of life-to our service area.”

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