EV Initiatives

What We're Doing

Duke Energy is doing a lot with industry-leading automotive manufacturers, charging system providers, government organizations and other stakeholders to promote electric vehicles (EVs). We are also conducting research to better understand how EV charging may impact the grid.

We're also promoting EVs within our fleet. Currently we have more than 250 EVs including passenger, light-duty and heavy-duty vehicles and recently made an order for an additional 500 electric pickup trucks.

Our Current Programs 

We are working with various organizations to promote clean transportation and find ways to encourage EV adoption. Initiatives include increasing access to EV charging, researching how residential EV charging affects the grid and helping companies make the switch from fuel-powered equipment to electric.

Charge Florida

In Florida, Duke Energy launched an electric vehicle (EV) study with FleetCarma called Charge Florida. The three-year study will provide insight into what impact residential EV charging has on the grid. It will monitor when people charge, how much energy they use and overall charging behaviors to gain valuable perspective. 

Park & Plug 

In 2018, Duke Energy launched this pilot program to expand access to EV charging stations in Florida. More than 530 EV chargers (Level 2 and Fast Chargers) are being added in public spaces and thoroughfares in Florida. Duke Energy will provide the equipment, installation, warranty and network connection services free of charge through 2022 of the pilot program.

 
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Industry Initiatives

To advance the use of electric vehicles (EVs) and better understand their impacts on our grid, we are working with leading companies in the industry as well as local organizations. These joint efforts include community education, research to better understand EV technologies, and testing and deployment of charging stations.

News and Press Releases

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Although we don't currently offer charging station services, we are happy to provide you with resources and information to help you with your decision. Email us at DriveElectric@duke-energy.com for more information. If you're a commercial customer, you may also wish to contact your account manager with specific questions about potential impacts to your bill or new service requests.
  • We don't currently offer an EV specific electric rate. However, depending on which state you live in, we do offer a "whole house" time-of-use rate, which can help lower your electric bill. Please contact Customer Service to learn more.
  • Email us your information and we will let you know as we develop programs for our business customers. If you have other questions, email us at DriveElectric@duke-energy.com or call 800.979.9145. We will work to answer your questions promptly.

Contact Us

Have questions about Duke Energy’s work with electric vehicles or what is happening in your area? Please contact us.

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