Cruising Into National Drive Electric Week

This year, National Drive Electric Week runs from Sept. 23 – Oct. 2 and we’re excited to participate! This nationwide celebration is meant to help raise awareness of the benefits of driving electric vehicles (EV) with virtual and in-person events around the country.

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How We’re Celebrating National Drive Electric Week

Here in our neck of the woods, we’ll be holding a small car show at Carrboro Plaza (104 NC 54, Carrboro, NC 27510) on Sept. 27 from 4-7 p.m., featuring a few different models of EVs. We invite you to come out, see the cars for yourself, ask any questions you have about driving an EV and even take one for a test drive to see if it could be the right option for you.

How We Help You Save

Before you come, don’t forget to check out our electric vehicle calculator to compare gas rates for your current vehicle with expected savings by purchasing an EV. You can even use the calculator to compare different EV makes and models. Visit pemc.coop/electric-vehicle-calculator to start crunching the numbers.

If you decide to purchase an EV at any time, don’t forget to let us know. We off er a $50 credit on your power bill when you notify us of your EV or plug-in hybrid. You can get an additional $50 credit if you join our EV time-of-day rate that rewards you for charging your vehicle overnight. Moving energy use from the day to at night helps all Piedmont Electric Cooperative members save money.

How We Support EV Drivers

If you already have an EV, don’t worry, we’re looking out for you too! During National Drive Electric Week and the rest of the year, your cooperative is here to help you get the most out of your EV.

Throughout our service area, we’ve installed EV fast-charging stations so it’s easier than ever for our members to charge their vehicles while out and about. Most recently, we installed charging stations in Carrboro Plaza and at the Arby’s in Mebane as part of our initiative to create a statewide network of EV charging stations.

The charging station in Carrboro Plaza has been the most used station in North Carolina’s electric cooperative network since its installation. That’s why we are working on getting another unit installed there soon!