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North Carolina’s Electric Transportation Transition

By Jonathan Susser | August 24, 2023

In a recent webinar from our Exploring North Carolina’s Clean Energy Transition program, we heard the latest on electric transportation in North Carolina. The session featured Paula Hemmer, statewide initiatives senior engineer at the NC Department of Transportation (NCDOT); Cory[…]

Partnership with City of Raleigh Produces EV-Ready Playbook

By Jonathan Susser | January 26, 2023

Electric vehicle (EV) ownership continues to rise in North Carolina, with the state recently crossing the 50,000-vehicle mark. To accommodate and benefit from this electric-transportation surge, more homes and businesses are looking to add charging. Once viewed as an amenity,[…]

Battery Possibilities for Electric Forklifts

By Jonathan Susser | April 13, 2022

Electric forklifts that rely on electric motors and industrial batteries are growing in popularity and are offered by many forklift manufacturers. Recent improvements and advancements in technology have allowed them to compete directly with their internal combustion counterparts but with[…]

Charging at Home: EV Ready or Not

By Alexis Giannattasio | April 3, 2022

As electric vehicle (EV) sales continue to rise across the country, people are becoming more aware of the technology’s most notable benefits, including the financial savings on gas, environmental impacts and performance. But one of the lesser-known perks is the[…]

How DC Fast Charging Works

By Jonathan Susser | January 24, 2022

Direct current (DC) fast charging is critical for long-distance electric vehicle (EV) travel and for the continued growth of EV adoption, but how does it work? EV batteries store what’s known as DC power, while the electric grid supplies alternating[…]

Electric Vehicle Battery Reuse and Recycling

By Shawn Allred | November 16, 2021

Electric vehicles (EVs) are starting to take off in the market, increasing from 17,000 globally in 2010 to 8.5 million through 2020 to possibly 145 million by 2030. That same year, EV sales are expected to rise to 26 million.[…]

Plug-in NC: A Decade of Driving Electric

By Alexis Giannattasio | August 30, 2021

In 2011, the electric vehicle (EV) landscape in North Carolina was still a dream on the horizon. Though talk had been circling for a few years, it was time to act. Advanced Energy joined other pioneers under a shared goal[…]