Duke Energy proposes ‘cutting edge’ electric vehicle pilot program

Duke Energy Corp. (NYSE: DUK) has asked North Carolina regulators to approve a $600,000 pilot to test a program that would enable its utilities to manage the charging of customer electric vehicles for a flat monthly fee.

Duke plans to work with BMW of North America, Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F), General Motors (NYSE: GM) and American Honda Motor Co. Inc. (NYSE: HMC) to recruit 200 electric vehicle owners for the pilot. For 12 months, the participants would be able to charge their vehicles for a fixed…


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