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North Carolina EV Policy

The Electrification Coalition conducts policy work in North Carolina to advance the deployment and adoption of electric vehicles and development of charging infrastructure.

North Carolina Policy Landscape

North Carolina has taken important steps toward an electrified transportation future, with actions by the state government, local governments, non-governmental organizations, and the private sector, including utilities and EV-related companies.

Learn more about the policies, strategies, and partners can help North Carolina accelerate electrification in our North Carolina state policy factsheet below. This document reflects input from a wide range of on-the-ground stakeholders and builds upon the insights of previous roadmaps and guidance documents, including those developed by the EC. It reviews transportation’s current impacts to public health, safety, and the economy, and it identifies a set of high-impact areas of engagement.

Freedom to buy vehicles in North Carolina

Outdated laws in North Carolina are standing in the way of consumers’ freedom to buy the vehicles of their choice. These restrictions on car and truck buyers are obstructing economic growth and blocking North Carolinians’ access to the latest automotive technologies. 

Check out our Freedom to Buy Vehicles in North Carolina page for more information on the subject.

North Carolina Medium- and Heavy-Duty Sign-on letter

In 2021, a group of 28 business leaders signed on to a letter urging Governor Roy Cooper to accelerate the transition to electric medium- and heavy-duty (MHD) vehicles to protect North Carolina’s economy, energy security, public health, and climate. 

The letter endorses the following actions:

  • Support incentives, utility investments and state targets that will accelerate the electrification of trucks that travel along our highways and through our neighborhoods to deliver goods to our homes and businesses.
  • Convene an MHD electrification working group that includes North Carolina’s largest commercial fleets.
  • Electrify public transit and school buses to provide clean, healthy ways for North Carolina’s residents to travel to and from school, work, and home.
  • Invest in the development of MHD charging infrastructure to ensure that North Carolina does not miss out on the economic opportunities afforded by the electrification of transportation.

North Carolina Rural Roundtable

On May 5, the Electrification Coalition and local and state leaders met for a roundtable discussion on vehicle electrification in rural North Carolina. The purpose of the event was to offer insights into the best practices, funding opportunities, and community needs to ensure the greatest influence on electric transportation. This includes buses, fleet vehicles, and charging infrastructure in rural North Carolina. There was a particular emphasis on workforce development and job opportunities that can be created by electrification infrastructure expansion plans. 

North Carolina EV Policy Bootcamp

We brought together policymakers, industry experts, and advocates for a day-long bootcamp in September 2020 to accelerate EV adoption in North Carolina. See a full list of speakers, slides, and a recording of the event.

Additional Resources

Great Smoky Mountains National Park has published a guide titled Electric Vehicle Charging in Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Beyond that takes readers through the different charging options in and around the park!

Amy Malaki

Amy Malaki is the Director of Partnerships and Policy at SkyNRG and SkyNRG Americas, pioneering global leaders in sustainable aviation fuel production and supply. Prior to SkyNRG, Amy was the Associate Director for the transportation portfolio at the ClimateWorks Foundation where she developed philanthropic investment strategies to advance a sustainable, equitable and low-carbon mobility system. She also pioneered the organization’s international aviation decarbonization strategy. Prior to that she focused on Asia business development at Better Place, a Silicon Valley electric vehicle network startup. She has a B.A. in Chinese and China studies from the University of Washington and an M.A. in international policy studies (energy and environment) from Stanford University.