Advanced Energy (, a nationally-recognized nonprofit based in Raleigh, N.C., is seeking qualified sites in the Charlotte and Research Triangle Park metropolitan areas of North Carolina to host quick charge electric-vehicle fueling equipment for public access.

Host sites are locations at existing commercial or retail enterprises that are interested in partnering with Advanced Energy for the installation and operation of electric vehicle charging equipment at their location.

Chosen sites will receive free of charge, according to Advanced Energy, a Direct Current (DC) Fast Charger valued over $25,000.  The DC Fast Chargers are ideal for high traffic areas at shopping centers, gas stations and convenience locations along major transportation corridors and can charge a typical plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) in 30 minutes or less.

Advanced Energy declared host sites will benefit from increased visibility and foot traffic as well as a heightened sustainability profile for their business.

“We are seeking project ready partners that can demonstrate the ability to hit the ground running” said Charles Young, Advanced Energy project manager.

The deadline for host-site applications has been extended to Oct. 11, 2013.

A full project description and host-site application can be accessed here.