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New EV charging ports coming to WNC

The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality has awarded funds for 59 new Level 2 electric vehicle charging points across 23 sites in North Carolina, with several headed to Western North Carolina. Grant recipients include:


  • Sapphire Note LLC in Sapphire, which will receive two 19.2kW ports to be installed at Hampton Inn & Suites Sapphire Valley.

  • The City of Brevard, which will receive four 28kW ports to be installed at Depot Railroad Park. 

  • The Town of Waynesville, which will receive four 14kW ports to be installed at the Waynesville Recreation Center. 

  • Transylvania Habitat for Humanity Inc, which will receive two 11.5kW ports to be installed at Transylvania Habitat for Humanity. 

“Motor vehicles are the No. 1 source of air pollution in North Carolina, so electrifying our transportation network is an essential step in curbing these emissions,” said Mike Abraczinskas, Director of the Division of Air Quality.

Funding for the awards comes from the national Volkswagen Settlement, and they are just the first of many grants and rebates DEQ will award this year, Abraczinskas said. 

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