February 22, 2016 – PTI recognized for efforts to support electric vehicles

Greensboro, N.C. – The Piedmont Triad International Airport has become a member of Plug-in NC, a state-wide program to recognize locations that are supporting electric vehicles.

Plug-in NC was started by the North Carolina Plug-in Electric Vehicle Taskforce to track electric vehicle efforts occurring across the state and raise awareness of driving electric. Currently, there are over 4,000 electric vehicles registered in the state and over 600 charging stations.

PTI has purchased eight charging stations for use by airport patrons and employees, and will monitor their use. If more charging stations are needed, they will be added as demands warrants.

“We see the installation of these charging stations as an opportunity to anticipate the needs of our passengers as the technology of their lives evolve,” said Kevin Baker, Executive Director of the Airport Authority. “It is an added convenience and a way of accommodating the public’s move to fuel efficiency.”

“Our Plug-in NC members are working hard to support driving electric in North Carolina,” said Kristi Brodd, Outreach Coordinator for the NC PEV Taskforce. “We are thankful for their efforts and excited to see the continued growth in electric vehicle purchases and charging stations installations across our state.”

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About Plug-in NC:

Plug-in NC (www.pluginnc.com) is a state-wide recognition program that was launched in 2014 by the North Carolina Plug-in Electric Vehicle Taskforce and Advanced Energy. The program recognizes North Carolina businesses, schools, communities and organizations that have installed charging stations or purchased electric fleet vehicles.