Village of Flat Rock, NC

EV Charging Stations Coming Soon (August 21, 2017)


Flat Rock, North Carolina, August 21, 2017—Two new electric vehicle charging stations in the Village of Flat Rock have been installed and are ready to go. Located in the parking area of the Flat Rock Village Hall, these EV stations can charge two electric vehicles simultaneously.

A formal dedication and ribbon cutting will be held at 11 AM on Tuesday, September 5, at the Flat Rock Village Hall (110 Village Center Drive, Flat Rock).

Paid for by Duke Energy, these EV stations are two of more than 200 being installed throughout North Carolina by the company. Duke Energy’s EV Charging Infrastructure Support Project is providing $1 million to help cities and towns develop public charging stations for residents.

“We expect our out-of-town visitors and our local residents to take advantage of the new stations. Not only will they be available 24-7, they are easy to use. Drivers should register at to establish a Chargepoint account,” said Mayor Bob Staton

The $10,000 Duke Energy grant to the Village will cover most of the cost of the installation.

“Over the past decade, Duke Energy has supported the development of several hundred electric vehicle charging stations in North Carolina,” said David Fountain, Duke Energy’s North Carolina president. “Adoption of EVs depends on a robust infrastructure for consumers.”

Duke Energy has been active in building public charging stations at parking decks, libraries and shopping areas. According to Advanced Energy, an independent, nonprofit organization, there are 7,330 registered plug-in EVs and about 938 public charging ports spread out around North Carolina.

About Duke Energy

Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Duke Energy is one of the largest energy holding companies in the United States. Its Electric Utilities and Infrastructure business unit serves approximately 7.5 million customers located in six states in the Southeast and Midwest. Duke Energy is a Fortune 125 company traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol DUK. More information about the company is available at

About the Village of Flat Rock

Located in Henderson County, N.C., the Village of Flat Rock has about 3,400 residents and is a popular residential and tourist location. The Village is home to the Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site and the Flat Rock Playhouse (The State Theatre of North Carolina) as well as other popular sites.

For more information, contact July Boleman, village administrator (828.697.8100).

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