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May 28, 2021
STATESVILLE, N.C. – Two new electric vehicle (EV) charging stations are now available for public use, thanks to EnergyUnited. The electric cooperative held two ribbon cutting ceremonies this week to celebrate the installation of its new charging stations in Statesville and Mocksville.
The charging station in Statesville is located on Mocksville Hwy at Greenbriar Grill & Banner Drug, while the Mocksville station is located on Yadkinville Road at McDonald’s.
EnergyUnited, an electric cooperative serving more than 110,000 members in 19 counties, applied for and was awarded a grant to fund the chargers as part of a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency settlement with Volkswagen. In North Carolina, the Volkswagen funds were awarded and distributed by the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality.
“These charging stations will help increase local commerce, reduce emissions and bring the benefits of driving electric to our community,” said Maureen Moore, communications manager for EnergyUnited. “Our members are increasingly interested in the convenience, cost savings and environmental advantage of electric vehicles, and we are proud to support the expansion of this technology by securing funding for this local project.”
The new stations at Greenbriar Grill and McDonald’s are both DC Fast chargers. DC Fast chargers provide the quickest charge available and can charge a depleted electric vehicle’s battery to 80 percent capacity in approximately 30 minutes.
North Carolina’s electric cooperatives, including EnergyUnited, are working to create a statewide network of EV charging stations, enabling the increased adoption of EV technology. Cooperatives primarily serve members in rural locations, and their expanding charging network fills gaps in charging infrastructure in rural and tourist-visited areas, creating environmental and economic benefits for communities.
EnergyUnited continues to support the growth of electric vehicle infrastructure by working with community and industry partners to expand access to EV charging. The co-op offers $500 electric vehicle charging station rebates to its members in an effort to support the growing fleet of electric vehicles in North Carolina. For more information on EnergyUnited’s support for electric vehicles, visit www.energyunited.com/electric-vehicles. To learn more about the benefits of driving electric, visit www.NCDriveElectric.com.
EnergyUnited Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) is the largest electric cooperative in North Carolina serving more than 130,000 metering points. Headquartered in Statesville, EnergyUnited provides electric service in portions of 19 counties in west central North Carolina, which includes: Alexander, Cabarrus, Caldwell, Catawba, Davidson, Davie, Forsyth, Gaston, Guilford, Iredell, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Randolph, Rockingham, Rowan, Stokes, Wilkes and Yadkin.
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