Halifax Electric Membership Cooperative is working with other co-ops in the state to expand a statewide cooperative electric vehicle charging network.
Halifax EMC has partnered locally with New Dixie Oil and Robbie’s to strategically install a DC fast charger for public charging at the store off Highway 561 and Interstate 95 at the 160 exit.
“Interstate 95 is a heavily traveled corridor, and an electric vehicle charging station will help draw visitors and economic activity to this area, while also supporting the environmental and cost-saving benefits of electric vehicles,” said Charles Guerry, executive vice president of Halifax EMC. “EVs offer numerous opportunities to both drivers and communities and bringing this charging station to Halifax EMC’s service area is an example of our commitment to building a brighter future for the people and communities we serve.”
The station is part of a $1 million investment North Carolina’s electric cooperatives are making in rural electric vehicle charging infrastructure across North Carolina.
ChargePoint, an industry leader in EV charging infrastructure and networks, will supply the equipment and apply technical expertise in managing and installing the sites.
DC Fast Charge stations provide a very quick charge and can charge a depleted electric vehicle’s battery to 80 percent capacity in under 30 minutes.
DC Fast Charge stations are usually located in high-traffic public areas or along major highway corridors.
The investment expands the existing electric cooperative EV charging network, which encompasses public charging stations at nearly 60 locations.
Eight of North Carolina’s electric cooperatives were also recently awarded funding through the North Carolina Volkswagen Settlement to grow this network even further.
More information can be obtained at Halifax EMC’s website.