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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 two public electric vehicle (EV) charging stations on Hatteras Island.  One station is located in Rodanthe in the parking lot of Kitty Hawk Kites, and the other is at Hatteras Landing in Hatteras Village. The Level 2 ChargePoint stations each have two charging ports and are capable of charging any brand of EV. On average, it takes a driver 3.5 hours to fully charge their vehicle at a Level 2 station.  

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

CHEC is also working in partnership with the North Carolina Electric Cooperatives to bring a DC Fast charger to Avon. 

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


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.

Members who sign up for our TOU rates 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


Primary Residence Time of Use 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 Time of Use 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?

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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