Coliseum Complex Receives Grant for Electric Vehicle Charging Station

(Last Updated On: December 16, 2016)

urlGREENSBORO, NC (December 16, 2016) – The Greensboro Coliseum Complex has received a grant from Duke Energy to pay for up to $5,000 toward the purchase and installation of an electric vehicle car charging station at the entertainment facility.

The charging station adds another amenity for Coliseum patrons, and recently more and more visitors have been driving electric vehicles, according to Coliseum officials. The City currently offers two electric vehicle charging stations at the Greene Street Park Deck and a DC fast charger station at the Elm Street-Greene Street surface parking lot.

The competitive grant was one of 200 awarded by the utility out of some 500 that were requested by groups across North Carolina. The grant program was part of a recent Duke Energy settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and environmental groups.

“The robust interest throughout the state is a positive sign that public EV charging will continue to grow in North Carolina,” said David Fountain, Duke Energy’s North Carolina president. “Expanding charging infrastructure is critical for more EV adoption in the future.”