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.

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* Cannot be combined with other Nissan special incentives. This special offer and incentive is being provided by Nissan to Duke Energy customers for a limited time. This offer is not being extended or provided by Duke Energy or any of its affiliated entities, and the incentive available through this offer will be paid exclusively by Nissan, subject to its terms and conditions.

We're helping to shape the future

Plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) are rolling off production lines and onto our streets. Duke Energy is studying the effects that widespread adoption of electric vehicles will have on the power grid. Our goal is 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 much cheaper than fueling a traditional car with gasoline or diesel.

The environment benefits

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

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. We're helping to shape the future

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.

By being on the front end, Duke Energy can help enhance the customer experience to ensure electric vehicle owners can charge them safely, conveniently and at the lowest price without affecting the power supply.

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 Toyota, Tesla, Ford, General Motors, Chrysler, Nissan and the Southeast’s first plug-in hybrid electric utility "bucket" truck.

Duke Energy Progress and Duke Energy Florida also plan to continue adding new electric vehicles to their utility fleets. In January 2012, Duke Energy Progress completed a three-year trial with Ford Motor Company using Ford Escape PEVs, and Duke Energy Florida completed a similar trial in September 2012. These trials tested Ford PEV technology and smart-charging systems, and allowed us to compare the performance of factory-built and converted PEVs.

Considering buying a 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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Have questions about Duke Energy's work with electric vehicles? 

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