NEVI Program Advances Electric Vehicle Infrastructure in North Carolina


The National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) program is a federally-funded initiative aimed at enhancing EV infrastructure in North Carolina. The first phase involves installing charging stations near major highways, targeting areas with the largest coverage gaps, and ensuring at least one charger within a mile of blue lines indicating alternative fuel corridors every 50 miles. The state plans to install 39 chargers in these areas, capable of charging four vehicles simultaneously within a 20-minute session.

The second phase will focus on DC chargers in non-corridor areas, ensuring EV technology accessibility for all. Raleigh, North Carolina, already has 768 public charging stations, including 157 free EV charging stations, with 150 DC Fast Chargers and 95 Tesla Superchargers. Raleigh’s charging infrastructure features 249 Level 2 Stations and 46 Level 3 Stations, with 48% of the ports offering free charges for electric vehicles.

Apex, a nearby town, offers a free electric vehicle charging station in the Saunders Street parking lot across from the Police Station, with a fast charger providing 80% capacity within 20-30 minutes and a Level 2 charger offering 40 miles of charge in 3-4 hours. NCSU Transportation provides charging stations across campus for employees and students using electric vehicles, promoting reduced air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. The charging stations require a ChargePoint card or ChargePoint Mobile App for access.