Electric vehicles are becoming increasingly popular, and the demand for charging stations is growing.
North Carolina’s electric cooperatives, including BEMC, are working to create a statewide network of EV charging stations, enabling more consumers in both rural and urban areas to adopt this technology. If you’re considering an EV purchase, click here to see how an EV could be beneficial.
To meet this need in our community, BEMC has installed eight EV charging locations in our service territory:
- Brunswick Forest, 1112 E. Cutlar Crossing, Level II Charger
- Calabash, 1045 River Road, Level II Charger
- Sunset Beach, 419 Sunset Blvd., Level II Charger
- Ocean Isle, 44 East First St., Level II Charger
- Holden Beach, 101 Jordan Blvd., Level II Charger
- Shallotte, 123 Mulberry Street, Level II Charger
- Boardman, 1029 Old Boardman Road, DC Fast Charger
- Oak Island, 182 Southeast 46th St., Level II Charger
BEMC provides Level II chargers. Level II chargers typically take 4 to 6 hours and can charge hybrids and electric vehicles.
Payment can be made through Chargepoint for Level II chargers. Those who are not signed up to use Chargepoint can call the number on the charging station, and a representative will collect payment information for one-time use. Once charging is complete, you will receive a receipt by email.
Federal Tax Credit
EVs continue to become more affordable, and with available rebates and tax incentives, are a viable option for many co-op members. Numerous models are eligible for a federal tax incentive of up to $7,500, with some limitations. Refer to IRS.gov for more information or consult with a tax professional.
Electel Low-Interest EV Loan
BEMC members can finance an EV at a low rate through ElecTel Cooperative Federal Credit Union. Visit electel.org or call 1-800-849-5600 for more information.
North Carolina Electric Cooperatives EV Charging Network
Electric cooperatives are installing charging stations across North Carolina, so that no matter where you are, you can reach your destination. And because cooperative communities are located in some of the most beautiful parts of the state, you’ll be able to enjoy the scenery on the way.