New EV Charger at Robbins Office

robbins ev chargerRandolph Electric Membership Corporation is proud to announce the installation of a new Level 2 electric vehicle (EV) charger at its office on 201 South Middleton Street in Robbins.  The charging station, now open to the public, is part of an expanding statewide cooperative charging network.

The ENERGY STAR®-rated Level 2 station features dual ports with standard connectors that can charge any electric vehicle. Each port supplies up to 7.2 kW at a maximum rate of 25 miles of Range Per Hour (RPH), which will fully charge some vehicles in less than four hours. The charger was paid for in part by the State of North Carolina by funds from the Volkswagen Mitigation Settlement, which is administered by the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality.

This station joins a statewide network being developed by the 26 electric cooperatives in North Carolina. The Robbins charger accesses the ChargePoint system, the world’s largest and most open smart EV network.

“Providing this technology is one way the cooperative can support the other revitalization efforts taking place throughout the Town of Robbins,” said Jay Albright, REMC’s District Vice President. “With the growing popularity of electric vehicles, we see this charger as a way to help fill the gaps in the national EV infrastructure while improving the quality of life in this area.”

The Robbins charging station includes two parking spaces dedicated to charging station users. Users can access an app on their smartphone to pay for the energy their car consumes. The station joins other REMC-installed chargers at McDonald’s and the North Carolina Zoo in Randolph County. The cooperative plans to expand its network of chargers in Montgomery County soon.

“Randolph EMC offers a variety of benefits and incentives to EV owners, including a home charger rebate and a special time-of-use rate to encourage off-peak charging,” said Michael Trent, Director of Innovative Energy Solutions. “We want to support our members’ interest in EVs, especially in light of their cost-saving and environmental benefits.”

For more information about local EV benefits and the impacts of driving electric, including how much you can save on transportation costs, visit NCDriveElectric.com/RandolphEMC or call Randolph EMC at (800) 672-8212.