An individual Duke employee will use the Plugless Power equipped vehicle for his daily commute
Duke Energy is an electrical utility with coverage areas across North Carolina, South Carolina, Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky. The company is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.
A Duke employee will be driving the vehicle on his daily commute from his home to Duke’s headquarters. The driver will provide direct feedback on his daily experiences with the wireless charging equipment. The individual has previously been plugging the vehicle in to recharge.
The system will be installed in a garage outside of Charlotte, North Carolina.
2011 Nissan LEAF
Duke Energy currently has PEV pilot programs underway in several states and is actively collaborating with the industry to ensure electric vehicle adoption occurs in a safe and reliable manner. Duke Energy is testing multiple types of plug-in vehicles in its own fleet to better understand the performance capabilities.
In their own words…
“As we prepare for the adoption of EVs by our customers, it is important for us to understand the infrastructure options that may be available in the future. As we evaluate infrastructure options and programs for our company and our customers, we need to keep an eye on potential next generation technologies so we can make better decisions today.” –Mike Rowand, Director of Advanced Customer Technology, Duke Energy