Count Down to the Leaf Launch and Duke Charge Carolinas Pilot!

Big News on October 11, 2011!

NOTICE: This is a post from October 2011 ! It is in NO WAY related to any activites in South Carolina. This was a North Carolina pilot program in the year 2011, and has NO RELATIONSHIP to electricity rates in South Carolina.

We are proud to be a part of Duke Energy’s Charge Carolinas Electric Vehicle (EV) pilot project.  I applied to the pilot program after reading about it in an email from Duke’s PEV newsletter that I subscribed to at the Nissan Leaf event at Concord Mills.  After a site assessment and filing out some paperwork (all electronically) we were excited to hear we would be included in the pilot.

The new electric vehicle charging station furnished and installed by Duke Energy is running at our home right now.  The pilot program furnishes selected new EV owners a really nice ChargePoint station with built-in GFI and automatic disconnection features.  The pilot program is to help Duke Energy study the charging habits of EV owners.

The installation took about 4 hours.  Here you can see the station being mounted in our car port by a technician from Utility Partners of America:

Installing the EV Charging Station

The completed installation with the unit up and running talking to the ChargePoint Network via wireless can be seen below. The new SIEMENS 8EM1111 is a LEVEL 2 station which can charge our new Nissan Leaf in about 3.5 hours.  The specifications for the station indicate that it is rated at 7.2 kW.

Finished Charge Carolinas EV Charging Station

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