Piedmont and Coastal North Carolina Clean Communities (apprentice)

The Piedmont and Coastal North Carolina Clean Communities works with vehicle fleets, fuel providers, community leaders, and other stakeholders to identify community-driven choices that save energy and promote the use of alternative fuels and advanced vehicle technologies in transportation.

Apprentice Coalition: The U.S. Department of Energy has designated this apprentice coalition that has assembled an initial group of committed stakeholders and is working toward full designation.
Contact Information

Campus Box 7409
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC 27695

General Stats

  • Designated: January 30, 2024
  • Population: 4,570,308 (based on 2022 Census estimate)
  • Area: 29,668 sq. mi.
  • Local/Regional Service Area: Counties: Alamance, Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Caswell, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Davidson, Davie, Duplin, Edgecombe, Forsyth, Gates, Granville, Greene, Guilford, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Montgomery, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Person, Pitt, Randolph, Richmond, Robeson, Rockingham, Sampson, Scotland, Stokes, Surry, Tyrrell, Vance, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Wilson, Yadkin

Alternative Fueling Stations

Including public and private stations

  • Biodiesel (B20 and above): 61
  • Electric (charging outlets): 1,427
  • Ethanol (E85): 63
  • Hydrogen: 0
  • Natural Gas: 15
  • Propane: 29

Alrik Lunsford (acting)

Alrik Lunsford joined the Clean Transportation Team at the North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center in 2021. Since his tenure, Lunsford has overseen expansion efforts in providing support to rural and underserved communities throughout central and eastern North Carolina that will help reduce the state’s dependence on foreign oil, reduce transportation-related emissions and improve public health.

Prior to joining the North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center, Lunsford served as a Regional Planner at the Kerr-Tar Regional Council of Governments. Lunsford received an MPA from North Carolina Central University and a BA from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in Visual Arts and Design.