Media Kit: Electric Vehicle (EV) Fast Charger Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

On August 3 at 11 a.m., Roanoke Cooperative (RC) held an Electric Vehicle (EV) Fast Charger Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. The event occurred at Tarheel BBQ at 9 US-13 S, in the Town of Eure in Gates County. Roanoke Cooperative announces the installation of an EV fast charger in Gates County as part of its goals to reduce carbon emissions and install more of them across the co-op’s service area. This Level-3 charger is the first public EV charger in the county. Level 3 chargers, also known as DC fast chargers, are the fastest available, with Level 1 and 2 taking longer to charge a vehicle. Unlike Level 1 and Level 2 charging, Level 3 setups connect to the vehicle through a socket with additional pins for handling the higher voltage.

Speakers include:

  • Welcome and Master of Ceremony by Basil Williams, Sr. Manager, Member Services, Communications, & PR
  • Comments from Tarheel Barbecue’s Timothy Hedgepeth
  • CEO Marshall Cherry presents RC’s EV Strategy and recognizes special guests
  • Comments from local officials, including Ed Morgan, Gates County Chamber of Commerce
  • Comments by Gates County Commissioner Chair Althea Riddick
  • Comments by Congressman Don Davis’ Office, David Webb, Regional Director
  • Project overview by Jimmy Liverman, VP Engineering and Operations, & Michael Ferguson, Manager, Engineering
  • CFO Cathy Davison will discuss her personal experience with EV ownership
  • EV owners Jerry & Adrienne Bradley and Harold Miller will share their EV experiences

RC serves over 13,500 member-owners in Bertie, Chowan, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Northampton, and Perquimans counties. This installation demonstrates RC’s mission and vision: Our mission is to pursue innovation relentlessly and offer the industry’s finest, most reliable, and most cost-efficient services. The co-op will serve member-owners tirelessly and enhance their lives and communities. The supporting vision is that the co-op will commit to being one of our member-owners’ most trusted service providers and most admired by its peers.

Our work advances local economic prosperity, demonstrates community spirit, and promotes a path to resilience in rural northeastern N.C. This cooperative exists to marshal collective action and provide services
and programs that help solve local problems — together we are making progress toward shared prosperity. We believe RC can be a leader in navigating this moment of change in a post-pandemic world where we need to be connected to one another more than ever before. By taking decisive actions to create innovative services (such as the promotion of electric vehicles in our region) and seeking out partnerships to drive change, we are a strong and vibrant service provider committed to our member-owners — Today, Tomorrow, Together!

Roanoke Cooperative logos:

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Roanoke Cooperative’s social media sites include:

Instagram: @roanoke_cooperative

Facebook: @roanoke_cooperative

Twitter: @Roanoke_C

LinkedIn: @Roanoke Cooperative

For more information contact:
Angela Perez