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Through our integrated approach in helping communities understand, plan for and implement emerging transportation initiatives, we've developed several resources to help you accelerate the transition to alternative fuels transportation. Utilities and fleet managers, municipality leaders, property managers and community stakeholders can benefit from the following guides, fact sheets and online tools – resources developed by Advanced Energy based on our consulting, testing and education and outreach efforts, with the input and collaboration of NC PEV Taskforce participants.


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PEV PLANNING TOOLBOX

Description: Comprehensive guides that provide a head-start on preparing for PEVs and installing charging stations.

 

PEV Planning Toolbox: Accessibility for Public Charging Stations(1MB)
Addresses applicable codes, site designs and placement of charging stations to help ensure compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Development of this material was made possible through North Carolina Public Benefits funds administered by Duke Energy NC.

 

PEV Planning Toolbox: Encroachment Agreements(<1 MB)
Provides information to help those considering installation of charging stations in public Rights-of-Way in North Carolina.

Development of this material was made possible through North Carolina Public Benefits funds administered by Duke Energy NC.

 

PEV Planning Toolbox: Strategic Plans(<1 MB)
Provides local governments and private institutions with an overview and case study of a formal PEV and charging station plan.

Development of this material was made possible through North Carolina Public Benefits funds administered by Duke Energy NC.

 

PEV Planning Toolbox: Ride and Drive Kit(1 MB)
Information for communities interested in hosting PEV Ride-and-Drive events. Kit includes sample waiver and liability forms and an event checklist.

Development of this material was made possible through North Carolina Public Benefits funds administered by Duke Energy NC.

 

PEV Planning Toolbox: Dealer FAQs(<1 MB)
For electric vehicle dealers, this fact sheet provides a brief overview on commonly asked questions by consumers ready to adopt PEVs.

Development of this material was made possible through North Carolina Public Benefits funds administered by Duke Energy NC.

NC READINESS PLANS

 

View NC Readiness Plans

Development of this material was made possible through North Carolina Public Benefits funds administered by Duke Energy NC, Dominion Power and the North Carolina Electric Membership Corporation (NCEMC).

GUIDES

 

Charging Station Installation Handbook for Electrical Contractors and Inspectors(13 MB)
Includes information to help contractors, inspectors, and facilities managers with applicable codes and standards, and design considerations for different installation locations.

Development of the North Carolina PEV Roadmap (state-wide Readiness Plan) was made possible through the NC PEV Taskforce and project collaborators of the Mountains to Sea Initiative and through North Carolina Public Benefits funds administered by Duke Energy NC, Dominion Power and the North Carolina Electric Membership Corporation (NCEMC).

 

Community Planning Guide for Plug-in Electric Vehicles(1 MB)
Simplify the integration of electric transportation initiatives in your community; best/recommended practices on installation, codes, standards, permitting and inspections, community outreach and education.

Development of this material was made possible through North Carolina Public Benefits funds administered by Duke Energy NC, Dominion Power and the North Carolina Electric Membership Corporation (NCEMC).

 

Residential Charging Station Installation Handbook for Single– and Multi–Family Homeowners and Renters(2 MB)
Includes best practices to address the unique challenges of charging station selection, installation and operation at single–family residential and multi–family dwellings.

Development of this material was made possible through North Carolina Public Benefits funds administered by Duke Energy NC, Dominion Power and the North Carolina Electric Membership Corporation (NCEMC).

ONLINE RESOURCES/TOOLS

 

E-Learning Course on Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (Charging Station) Installations
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E-Learning course helps installers identify National Electric Code requirements for residential and commercial installations of charging stations; approved by the NC State Board of Examiners of Electrical Contractors; satisfies 4.0 CEUs for license renewal in NC.

Development of this material was made possible through North Carolina Public Benefits funds administered by Duke Energy NC.

 

Charging Station Technology Review (search tool)
Unique web tool that provides a review, analysis and evaluation of technical information submitted by commercial vendors, service providers and other interested parties on charging stations.

Development of this material was made possible through North Carolina Public Benefits funds administered by Duke Energy NC and the North Carolina Electric Membership Corporation (NCEMC).

Fact Sheets

 

How to Drive Electric and Other FAQs on Electric Vehicles(2 MB)
Answers to questions about owning and operating PEVs, charging stations, safety and batteries.

Development of this material was made possible through North Carolina Public Benefits funds administered by Duke Energy NC, Dominion Power and the North Carolina Electric Membership Corporation (NCEMC).

 

PEVs at a Glance: North Carolina(<1 MB)
An overview of PEVs in North Carolina: the numbers, benefits and support that makes NC a leading state for PEV adoption.

Development of this material was made possible through North Carolina Public Benefits funds administered by Duke Energy NC.

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List of Resources and Guides for Plug-in Electric Vehicle (PEV) Readiness(<1MB)
Advanced Energy's Transportation Division helps communities to understand, plan for and implement emerging transportation initiatives. This handout contains a partial list of resources developed by Advanced Energy to assist communities with plug-in electric vehicle readiness.

RESEARCH

 

PEV Usage Study Information Overview (<1 MB)
Studying real-world driving and operating behaviors of 40 Nissan LEAF owners in the Research Triangle area of NC.

Development of this material was made possible through Advanced Energy and North Carolina Public Benefits funds administered by the North Carolina Electric Membership Corporation (NCEMC).

CASE STUDIES

 

Biogen Case Study(<1 MB)
Learn how one corporate campus linked its corporate sustainability goals beyond direct business inputs and outputs by encouraging PEVs for its employees.

Development of this material was made possible through the U.S. Department of Energy's Blue Skies Green Jobs initiative.

 

Pentair Case Study(<1 MB)
Find out how one company, by installing plug-in electric vehicle charging stations for employee use, demonstrated that employees, even those with longer-than-average commutes, can contribute to emissions reductions and decreased petroleum use through use of electric fuel.

Development of this material was made possible through the U.S. Department of Energy's Blue Skies Green Jobs initiative.

 

NCSU Case Study(<1 MB)
Discover how one college campus's commitment to plug-in electric vehicles is helping launch a new research platform as part of a living laboratory – for students, employees and visitors.

Development of this material was made possible through the U.S. Department of Energy's Blue Skies Green Jobs initiative.

REPORTS

 

Workplace Charging in the Real-World(<1 MB)
Workplace Charging in the Real World: Developed through data retrieved from Advanced Energy's Plug-in Electric Vehicle (PEV) Consumer Usage study, this report focuses on workplace charging availability and how this may influence PEV driving and charging behavior. The report also provides useful information to workplace facility managers who are considering charging station installations, and aids in the understanding of vehicle demand profiles that may impact local grid reliability or increase power consumption during utility peak demand times.

Development of this material was made possible through Advanced Energy and North Carolina Public Benefits funds administered by the North Carolina Electric Membership Corporation (NCEMC).

VIDEOS

   

Workplace Charging in the Real-World
See Advanced Energy's Charging Station Installation guidelines put into practice for corporate workplace charging through these three educational videos. Gain insight into reasons for providing workplace charging, the corporate decision making process and general considerations for workplace charging installations.

Biogen Idec - Charging Stations Installation (Research Triangle Park, NC)

Pentair Pool and Spa - Charging Stations Installation (Sanford, NC)

North Carolina State University, Centennial Campus (Raleigh, NC)

For more information on these installations, read the Workplace Charging Case Studies documents.

Development of this matieral was made possible through the United States Department of Energy's Blue Skies Green Jobs initiative, administered by Triangle J Council of Governments.

ADDITIONAL STATE GUIDES/RESOURCES

   

Electric Vehicle Charging Station Program and Installation Guidelines- Sonoma County, California

A Toolkit for Community Plug-In Electric Vehicle Readiness- California Plug-in Electric Vehicle Collaborative

Electric Vehicle Infrastructure: A Guide for Local Governments in Washington State- Washington State Department of Commerce

Hawaii EV Ready- Guidebook for Commercial Electric Vehicle Charging Station Installations-Plug In America