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Public EV Charging on Hatteras Island

CHEC is excited to announce the installation of two public electric vehicle (EV) charging stations on Hatteras Island.  One station is located in Rodanthe and one in Hatteras.  Read all about it here.

 

Rebate Available for ChargePoint Brand 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.  

 

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.

 

EV Time-of-Use Rates

CHEC offers two favorable electric rates for residential members with an EV and/or members who install a home charging station. These rates were created to encourage charging of EVs during designated 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.

Primary Residence Rate

This rate is available on a voluntary basis to year-round single-phase residential consumers who would otherwise be served under the Residential Service schedule and who own or lease a plug-in electric vehicle.

     Rate per Month:

     Basic Facilities Charge: $ 25.00 per Month

     Energy Charges:

             All Super Off-Peak Energy       3.31¢ per kWh

             All Off-Peak Energy                  7.80¢ per kWh

             All On-Peak Energy Winter     25.35¢ per kWh

             All On-Peak Energy Summer  37.50¢ per kWh

     Determination of On-Peak & Off-Peak Periods:

      On-Peak, Off-Peak, and Super Off-peak Hours shall be defined as the following:

           A.  For the period May 1 - October 31, the On-Peak Hours shall be the hours between 3PM & 6PM, Monday through Friday, excluding designated holidays.

           B.  For the period November 1 - April 30, the On-Peak Hours shall be the hours between 6AM & 9AM Monday through Friday, excluding designated holidays.

           C.  The Super Off-Peak Hours shall be the hours between 10PM & 5AM for all days of the week.

           D.  The Off-Peak Hours shall be all other times

   Designated holidays considered off-peak shall be New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.

Secondary Residence Rate

This rate is available on a voluntary basis to single-phase residential consumers who would otherwise be served under the Residential Service schedule and have installed an electric vehicle charger at their residence.

     Rate per Month:

     Basic Facilities Charge: $ 25.00 per Month

     Energy Charges:

           Summer (May – October)

               All kWh usage from 5AM-10PM   15.68¢/kWh

               All kWh usage from 10PM -5AM  12.55¢/kWh

           Winter (November – April)

               All kWh usage from 5AM-10PM  10.98¢/kWh

               All kWh usage from 10PM-5AM    9.61¢/kWh

 

Interested in purchasing an Electric Vehicle?

Electrification of America’s automobile fleet has been hailed as a great step forward in reducing pollution and curbing our nation’s dependence of foreign sources of oil.  When it comes to all-electric vehicles, choices are growing and include well known manufacturers as well as a growing number of specialty manufacturers.  

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:

Energy.gov

PlugInNC.com

ChargePoint.com

PlugShare.com

FuelEconomy.gov

PluginAmerica.org

"The Electric Experience", Carolina Country Magazine

Chevy Volt plugged into a ChargePoint public charger like the ones to be installed on Hatteras Island

If you’ve decided an electric vehicle is the choices for you, you’ll want to consider your charging options.  Vehicle charging stations depend on a number of factors, including vehicle type, driving distance and frequency of use.

Residential charging options for electric vehicles:

Level 1 Charging

Level 1 charging is the technical jargon for plugging your car into a standard 120 volt outlet. All drivers can charge their EV at this level as long as the circuit has sufficient load capacity.  Level 1 should require no extra equipment or installation. Charging times for Level 1 vary between 8 – 20 hours depending on the vehicle.

Level 2 Charging 

Level 2 charging requires a 240 volt circuit and the purchase of charging station equipment.  This special equipment requires professional installation.  Charging times for Level 2 vary between 2 to 6 hours, depending on the vehicle.  Before installing a Level 2 station, it is important that you contact CHEC at (252)995-5616.  The cooperative will determine if a service upgrade is necessary. 

ChargePoint Level 2 Electric Vehicle Charging Station

 
 
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