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Electric Vehicles

2019 Nissan Leaf All Electric Vehicle

In order to provide first hand education and awareness about the quickly growing electric vehicle (EV) industry, we have leased a 2019 Nissan Leaf and we want you to try it! The Leaf is an all-electric, zero-emission vehicle with a range of 226 miles.

Whether you’re considering buying an EV, are interested in finding out why EV’s are predicted to be the car of the future, or are just curious about how it feels to drive one, you’re invited to borrow the Leaf for a few hours, or even a couple of days. We can’t wait to hear what you think!


Members who wish to test drive the EV must be in good standing with the cooperative, be at least 21 years of age and able to provide us with a valid driver’s license and copy of their insurance.  To schedule your test drive, call (252)995-5616.


Public EV Charging on Hatteras Island

Hatteras Island ChargePoint public EV Charger Cape Hatteras

CHEC has installed three public electric vehicle (EV) charging stations on Hatteras Island. There is a DC Fast charger located at the Avon Pier parking lot in Avon. A Level 2 station is located in Rodanthe in the parking lot of Kitty Hawk Kites, and another Level 2 is located at Hatteras Landing in Hatteras Village. All CHEC owned stations are the ChargePoint brand. There is a fee to charge at our stations, payable through the ChargePoint app. 

There is a free public charger and a Tesla charger, owned by the Inn on Pamlico Sound, located at 49684 Hwy 12 in Buxton.

To view a map of all current public charging stations, visit  


Time-of-Use Rates 

To get the most out of charging your EV at home, CHEC offers a residential Time--of-Use rate. Our TOU rate is based on the time during which you use electricity. Similar to peak pricing used for air travel, cell phone or hotel stays, time of use electric rates mean that you pay a lower rate during periods of low demand (off-peak) and high rates during periods of high demand (on-peak). This price structure encourages the most efficient use of the electric system while reducing overall costs to you and the cooperative. These rates were created to encourage use of electricity during off-peak hours. By charging an EV at night, members and visitors can help CHEC keep its wholesale power bill lower and keep rates more affordable for all CHEC members.

EV drivers who sign up for our TOU rate will also receive complimentary magnets and stickers, reminding you to "Be polite, charge at night." Be Polite Charge at night sticker for Cape Hatteras Electric Cooperative Electric Vehicle drivers

To view our TOU rate and frequently asked questions, click HERE.


Interested in purchasing an Electric Vehicle? Visit to find out the benefits!

Special financing available through ElecTel Cooperative Federal Credit Union for EVs.

With electric vehicles becoming more popular than ever, CHEC wants to provide you with the information needed incase you are considering the purchase of a Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PEV) or an All-Electric vehicle (EV).  The following links are helpful resources when researching PEVs and EVs:

"The Electric Experience", Carolina Country Magazine

2019 Nissan Leaf all electric zero emissions vehicle

For a full list of Federal Tax Credits and other incentives, click here.


Rebate Available for ChargePoint Level 2 Home Chargers

CHEC is now offering $100 rebates to members who install a Level 2 ChargePoint electric vehicle (EV) home charger in their Hatteras Island home. The ChargePoint brand home chargers can be purchased from a variety of online retailers and are available as a plug-in station or hardwired station.  These home stations charge most EVs in under four hours and work up to six times faster than using a regular wall outlet.  Members can also use the ChargePoint app to schedule charging and take advantage of CHEC’s EV time-of-use rates by charging when electricity is cheapest.  ChargePoint is the first Energy Star certified EV charger and uses an average of 40% less energy than any other car chargers on the market.   ChargePoint Level 2 Electric Vehicle Charging Station

All rebates will be in the form of bill credits. Members must fill out an application, supply a copy of the purchase receipt and sign a data sharing agreement, allowing the cooperative to collect usage data from their charger. This valuable data will help CHEC learn about EV charging habits and trends on Hatteras Island.

Click here for your ChargePoint Home Charger rebate and data sharing agreement.

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