Plug-in electric vehicles

Get up to $10,500 back when you buy a Nissan Leaf

For a limited time Nissan is offering a $3,000 incentive* to Duke Energy customers in addition to the Federal tax credit of up to $7,500.

We're helping to shape the future

Electric vehicles, specifically plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs), are increasingly rolling off production lines and onto our streets. As PEVs become a larger share of total vehicles on the road, Duke Energy is working on ways to continue to ensure clean, affordable, and reliable energy for our customers and their PEVs.

Why is an energy company interested in electric vehicles?

It's simple. We care about electric transportation because the benefits are clear:

Saves customers money

Charging an electric vehicle is cheaper than fueling a traditional car with gasoline or diesel according to the U.S. Department of Energy.

The environment benefits

Widespread adoption of electric vehicles will improve air quality and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.2

Energy independence 

Electricity as a transportation fuel increases our national security by using diverse, domestic fuel sources. Electric vehicle technology growth and domestic fuel sources will spur local economic development.  

Duke Energy is influencing how electric vehicles will interface with our nation's power grid. We're working with national organizations and automotive manufacturers – large and small – to ensure that the grid remains safe and reliable as demand for electricity grows. Our teams are working on cybersecurity and improving overall security. 

By being on the front end, Duke Energy can help enhance the customer experience to ensure electric vehicle owners can charge them conveniently and at the lowest price without affecting the power supply. With a variety of power sources including natural gas and renewables, we are ensuring we can meet overall energy demands. 

We're already using electric vehicles and plan to buy more. Duke Energy currently has one of the nation's largest fleets of plug-in electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid electric cars for research and development purposes. This includes vehicles from a variety of brand-name manufacturers and the Southeast’ first plug-in hybrid electric utility "bucket" truck.

Sources:

1 https://www.afdc.energy.gov/fuels/electricity_charging_home.html 
2 https://www.ucsusa.org/news/press-release/new-ev-analysis-even-cleaner#.WzOymU0UmP8

Considering buying an PEV?

Learn more at About PEVs, review our Frequently Asked Questions and visit our Industry Initiatives page to see how Duke Energy is involved.

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