Duke Energy has recently announced plans to create a $1.2 m PEV (Plug-in Electric Vehicles) pilot in the Carolinas. There are issues to be addressed as this technology goes forward, such as will transformers need to be upgraded, will peak power need to be upgraded, etc. Ideally, home users will be able to charge overnight, when peak demand is low, but those patterns need to be understood.
At least one downtown Condominium has approached Duke to become part of the pilot, noting that the potential for many users in a relatively small area can be addressed. Also, many of these condo residents tend to be early adapters, and would give Duke a pretty good read.
Charlotte's Amtrak Terminal will be located in downtown Charlotte on Graham and Trade Streets.