French Broad Electric Membership CorporationMarshall Office

   Facebook   Twitter

Our Energy

FBEMC Electric Vehicle Smart Charge Program
Level 2 Charger
As a plug-in electric vehicle (EV) owner, you've invested in a transportation choice that's as kind to your pocketbook as it is to the environment. Members of French Broad EMC can add another positive to the list with the opportunity to participate in the cooperative's new Smart Charge pilot program. With an increase in electric vehicles expected across our system in the coming years, it's important that French Broad EMC is prepared for that growth. And as your trusted energy advisor, we're committed to learning all that we can about charging devices and rate effectiveness.

The program offers members a fully installed Wi-Fi enabled Level 2 charging station, as well as full maintenance and warranty coverage for a small $5 monthly fee on your electric bill.

Level 2 Charger Details:
  • 240V outlet charges up to 6 times faster than your standard 110V outlet
  • Delivers up to 25 miles of Range Per Hour (RPH)
  • Easily integrated into your home with plug and hardwire versions available
  • Wi-Fi connectivity allows remote access & data collection

  • Smart Charge
    Program Details
    • Just $5 each month
    • $300 Installation credit
    • State of the art Level 2 Charger
    • Charger programmable to minimize energy demand
    • Maintenance as long as you own an EV!
    Why Drive an EV?

    Electric Vehicles Provide:
    • Cost savings
    • High performance
    • Healthier communities
    • Energy independence
    Contact Us
    to Learn More

    To help electric vehicle (EV) drivers better understand the cost of driving their vehicles, the US Department of Energy created the eGallon. The eGallon represents the cost of fueling a vehicle with electricity compared to a similar vehicle that runs on gasoline. According to, based on average gasoline and electricity prices, it costs about half as much to drive an electric vehicle. In addition, as you can see in the chart to the right, electricity prices (blue) have historically remained stable, while gasoline prices (orange) have fluctuated.
    per Year
    per Day
    per Year
    per Year 
    10,000 27 $917 $333 $583
    12,000 33 $1,100 $400 $700
    15,000 41 $1,375 $500 $875
    20,000 55 $1,833 $667 $1,167
    25,000 68 $2,292 $833 $1,458
    Electric versus Gasoline

    ©2021 French Broad Electric Membership Corporation - All rights reserved.
    Send Questions or Comments to