EMERALD ISLE — Owners of electric vehicles can now charge them in Emerald Isle, thanks to a new EV charging station installed by Carteret-Craven Electric Cooperative beside the Lighthouse Inn and Suites on Islander Drive.
In an email Friday, Town Manager Matt Zapp said it’s a ChargePoint Level 2 EV charger.
“CCEC's charger will provide residents and vacationers a place to ‘fill up’ while enjoying the beach or a stroll on the Emerald Path,” Mr. Zapp said. “Using the ChargePoint app, EV drivers pay just $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.”
Electric vehicles are becoming increasing popular, and demand for stations is growing in North Carolina and Emerald Isle, Mr. Zapp added.
“North Carolina's electric cooperatives, including CCEC, are working to create a statewide network of EV charging stations, enabling more consumers in both rural and urban areas to adopt this technology,” he added.
Mr. Zapp said the new charging station is good for Emerald Isle and praised the co-op.
“CCEC,” he said, “hopes to attract more EVs and their benefits, including improved environmental health, economic development and quality of life” in its service area.
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