The EV charging scene is in its infancy, and industry observers offer a wide range of opinions as to the best locations and pricing models for public chargers.
Georgia Power is betting that EV drivers will travel to its company offices to pay for charging. The utility has opened 11 new public charging stations, the first phase of a planned rollout of 61 “community charging islands” by the end of 2016.
The locations include Georgia Power Headquarters in Atlanta, and business offices and customer service centers throughout the Peach State. Each station includes a dual-standard (CHADeMo/SAE) DC fast charger and a Level 2 charger.
The new chargers are accessible through the ChargePoint network. DC fast charging costs $4.95 for the first 20 minutes, and 25 cents for each additional minute; Level 2 charging costs $1 per hour for the first three hours, and 10 cents per additional minute.
Georgia Power supports e-mobility with a range of incentives, including preferential pricing for EV drivers and rebates for buyers of residential and commercial charging stations. The company has also added dozens of PHEVs to its vehicle fleet.
Source: Georgia Power