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Brightfield® Installs 18 DC Fast Chargers across North Carolina and Eastern Tennessee

Brightfield has installed 18 DC Fast Chargers across NC in Partnership with Nissan, NC Department of Transportation, eVgo, and the Clean Fuel Advanced Technology Project.

A network of Brightfield-owned DC Fast Chargers now exists in NC and TN!  Brightfield successfully installed units in Waynesville, Asheville, Charlotte, Greensboro, Hillsborough, Chapel Hill, Durham, Salisbury, Dallas, Wadesboro, Mathews and teh greater Knoxville area. These stations can charge any fast-charge equipped EV up in under 30 minutes—cutting edge technology spurring EV market growth.

Brightfield featured in Business North Carolina Magazine

Electric Avenue
Vehicle-charging stations remain scarce in North Carolina, but a surge may be nearing.

See full article here.

When Randy Talley drives up the Blue Ridge Parkway, he sometimes wonders whether he’ll have enough charge to make it home at night. Talley owns a Nissan Leaf, a plug-in electric vehicle with a range of about 90 miles on a single charge. It’s a fun ride, and he loves zipping around town in it, especially since an electric vehicle charging station is 400 yards from his office door. But a trip to the mountains, where charging stations are scarce, involves some risk.

Brightfield® Graduates from Inaugural ScaleUp WNC Class

Brightfield is one of 15 companies recently selected to participate in the inaugural cohort of ScaleUp WNC, an initiative spearheaded by AdvantageWest, the nonprofit economic development partnership for the state’s 23 westernmost counties.

ScaleUp WNC focuses on high-growth, small businesses that have been in operation in Western North Carolina for more than two years, and that have annual revenues between $150,000 and $750,000. The mission is to provide business owners with the education and support needed to grow their ventures in the region.

Brightfield® featured in Economic Development Video

Asheville, North Carolina, is an inspiring place to call home. Talented local business leaders and entrepreneurs across Buncombe County are creating and distributing innovative products that impact people throughout America and worldwide. Watch the video produced by the Asheville Buncombe Economic Development Coalition and featuring Brightfield:
1 Million Cups

Brightfield® presents at Kauffman Foundation’s 1 Million Cups

Brightfield’s Co-Founder, Stan Cross, presented to a packed house at RISC Networks in downtown Asheville as part of the 1 Million Cups—a free, weekly national program designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs. Developed by the Kauffman Foundation, 1MC is based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and network over a million cups of coffee.

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Brightfield® Co-Founder, Stan Cross, Writes Feature Article for WNC Green Building Guide

Here is an excerpt from the article written for the WNC Green Building Guide
We’re living in a time when concerns about energy security, climate change and global economic stability occupy our national discourse. We argue about where to drill, how to mine, how to fix the economy, what to do about a warming climate. Meanwhile, we realize the perils and costs of fossil-fuel extraction abroad and at home. We hold our breath as tar sands and hydraulic-fracturing exploration run rampant. We quietly wonder if all this wacky weather is the new normal. Perhaps we are beginning to perceive the complex interconnections that bind humanity’s fate with the health and vitality of earth’s ecological systems…
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Brightfield® Recognized as EV Market Development Community Champion

Brightfield  founder, Stan Cross, attended and presented at the final NC Plug-In Electric Vehicle Tackforce planning meeting in Charlotte, NC.  Cross has been working on the state-wide initiative for the past year, focusing on infrastructure deployment needs an opportunities. The end result of this effort, supported by the US Department of Energy and led by the NC Department of Commerce and Advanced Energy, will be a state-wide EV readiness master plan.

Brightfield® Greenlots DC Fast Charger Pricing Policies

Effective 3/19/15; Applies to all Brightfield/Greenlots DC Fast Chargers;BrightFieldTS_Brandmark_R Don’t have a Greenlots RFID card? Get one here. The Brightfield DCFC Public Rate is $12/hr. The rate is pro-rated by the minute. Our Signet units can put out up to 50 kW, tapering off after EV battery is 80% full.  Most EV’s (such as Nissan Leaf) will receive full charge in under 30 minutes = $6. Be sure to install the Greenlot’s App on your smart phone, so you can mange your account, scan QR codes if you do not have a RFID card, and monitor your charging. Are you a frequent Brightfield Charging Station customer? If so, you can request a charging discount.  Simply send an email with “Charge Discount Request” in the subject line. Please include your name, organization affiliation (if relevant), phone number, email address, and Greenlots user name (se we can activate discount).  All information will be kept 100% private. Charge at Brightfield Charging Stations and your driving on sunshine!  It feels good to be Solar Driven®. Solar Driven
BTS chargers are on the Nationwide Chargepoint Network

Brightfield® ChargePoint Level 2 Pricing Policy

Effective 5/9/14; Applies to all Brightfield ChargePoint Level 2 Chargers;BrightFieldTS_Brandmark_03 Don’t have a Chargepoint card? Get one here. The Brightfield Public Rate has been lowered from $1.50 to $1.25/hour for the 1st 4-hours in order to support EV market development. The rate raises to $2/hour for hours 5 and beyond.  Rates are measured by the minute as long as the plug is connected to the EV. Additionally, there is a $0.25 fee for accessing the charger per charge event. Be sure to install the ChargePoint App on your smartphone, so the charger can notify you when your EV is at full charge. Are you a frequent user of Brightfield’s?  1)      If you would like to request a discount at Brightfield locations, request through “Connections” button within your Chargepoint driver profile here. BTS is now publicly listed under “Connections”. 2)      You may be granted a discounted rate once we receive the request from you. 3)      Please be sure to include all requested information (name, organization, position, cell and email). Requests without full contact information will not be approved. Charge at Brightfield Charging Stations and your driving on sunshine!  It feels good to be Solar Driven®. BTS Plug In