RELEASE: State awards rebates for electric vehicle charging infrastructure


The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality’s (DEQ) Division of Air Quality (DAQ) has awarded the third and final group of Phase 1 rebates for Level 2 charging projects to be funded by the NC Volkswagen Mitigation Settlement Program. This final group of rebates includes twenty‑eight projects totaling $297,534.00.  To date, DEQ has awarded $1,143,534 in Level 2 rebates for eighty-seven projects from the $1.15 million available for the program.

DEQ allocated 25% of the Phase 1 Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) infrastructure allocation, or approximately $1.15 million, to Level 2 charging infrastructure projects.  The Level 2 ZEV Charging Infrastructure Program uses a first-come, first-served rebate process to help interested parties install ZEV Level 2 charging infrastructure, as described in the North Carolina VW Mitigation Plans. The primary goal is to increase use of ZEVs in place of gas-powered cars to mitigate nitrogen oxides, particulate matter, and greenhouse gas emissions in the state. 

Rebate applications were prioritized by the urban-suburban/rural split described in the NC VW Mitigation Plan, with about 68% of the funds allocated for urban and suburban counties, and about 32% allocated for rural counties. Rebates were awarded until the funds were exhausted.

The recipients and project details can be found on our webpage

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