Albemarle EMC has an electric vehicle charging station at the Hampton Inn, in Edenton as well as the McDonalds in the Tanglewood Shopping Center, in Elizabeth City. The purchase costs of these two charging stations and most of the installation costs were paid for through grants.
Both charging stations are single-pedestal with the ability to charge two vehicles simultaneously. The units features color LCD screens that play an instructional video in multiple languages. Driver phone support is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Electric cooperatives throughout the state are installing electric vehicle chargers in their service territories, creating a statewide network of charging stations. Charging stations are particularly attractive because of the underutilized electrical capacity that all power companies have at night. Albemarle EMC is also part of a growing