Duke Energy proposes ‘cutting edge’ electric vehicle pilot program

Duke Energy Corp. (NYSE: DUK) has asked N.C. 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., General Motors and American Honda Motor Co. Inc. to recruit 200 electric vehicle owners for the pilot. For 12 months, the participants would be able to charge their vehicles for a fixed monthly fee — $19.99 with Duke Energy…


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