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Electric vehicle chargers in Davidson are ready for use

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Dec. 2. Two new electric vehicle (EV) chargers are up and running in Davidson. The Level 2 EV chargers are at Davidson Town Hall and next to the Harris Teeter on Jetton Street. They’re part of  Duke Energy’s Park & Plug Pilot Program.

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New gasoline-powered cars will be banned in California under a new state regulation that will force car owners to switch to zero-emission vehicles beginning with 2035 models.

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The town has two EV chargers that are available to the public at Town Hall, but they’re currently not working. The current modem is a 3G modem, and the town is having to upgrade to a 4G modem. It’s been ordered and once it comes in, it should be back up and running. Time frame: Possibly in the next couple of weeks.


Who owns the charging stations? Duke owns and operates the two charging stations.

How does someone pay to charge their vehicle? Duke Energy provides a QR code on each meter that can be scanned for payment instructions. Users will be assessed a fee via smartphone, RFID card, or credit card.

How much does it cost? Most users can expect to pay about 2 cents per kilowatt hour above what they pay for electricity at home.

How long does it take to fully charge a vehicle? Every vehicle is different, but Level 2 charging can add 20-30 (or more) miles of driving range per hour.

Will these two stations service any EV? Yes. If you have a Tesla, though, check to be sure it has a compatible adaptor for Level 2 charging.

North Carolina EV vehicle registrations increased by 252 percent since March 2019, and the state expects 50 percent of sales of new vehicles to be zero-emission by 2030, according to Charlene Minor, Davidson’s Natural Assets and Sustainability Coordinator.