Duke Energy Solar says it will start selling electric cars in 2019
Duke Energy said Monday it is preparing to begin selling electric vehicles in 2019, adding that it will continue to operate some of the plants that generate electricity in its Greenbrier Power Plant in Alabama.
“We expect to have our first electric vehicle sales in 2019,” the company said in a statement.
“These electric vehicles will be available to the public on a limited number of vehicles.”
The company said it will work with the Alabama Environmental Quality Commission to determine whether the vehicles meet safety requirements.
The company said there is no set timeline for the vehicles to be sold, and that it expects sales to continue to accelerate in 2019.
Duke Energy, the nation’s second-largest utility, operates about 2.2 million electric vehicles, according to the Energy Information Administration.
The utility has been one of the biggest proponents of electric cars, which are expected to account for more than half of the market by 2025.