Duke Energy grant helps power up electric bus program

Asheville has installed five electric bus-charging stations with $200,000 from Duke Energy Corp.

The money comes from nearly $1.5 million the company set aside for installation of charging stations as part of a $4.4 million settlement Duke (NYSE: DUK) made in 2015 with regulators and environmental groups over allegations of violations of the federal Clean Air Act at 11 coal plants in North Carolina. The grant is unrelated to Duke’s proposed $76 million electric vehicle pilot progam now before the…


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