Electricity: The Growing Transportation Fuel Choice
With the rapidly growing plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) market, Duke Energy is preparing to support our customers and maintain a safe, reliable electric grid.
During the past year, we worked closely with many stakeholder groups to help them achieve “plug-in ready” communities. We also became a founding partner in the U.S. Department of Energy’s workplace charging initiative.
Duke Energy is in the final phase of one of the largest utility charging station research programs in the country. More than 650 charging stations have been deployed, and the company is collecting installation “best practices” and information on consumer charging behaviors.
Over the next year, the company expects to double the number of PEVs in our transportation fleet as larger and more utility-capable trucks become available.