Atlanta has become an unexpected EV hotspot – it’s now the #2 market in the US for plug-in vehicles, and the #1 market for the Nissan LEAF. The local electric utility, Georgia Power, sees this as a growth opportunity, and has launched a $12-million program called Get Current to drive more EV sales.
The utility already has more than 1,400 customers on its plug-in vehicle rate plan, and intends to expand the region’s charging infrastructure. Beginning this year, Georgia Power will offer a $250 incentive to residential customers to install Level 2 chargers, as well as a $500 incentive to commercial building owners.
The company also plans to install 50 EV charging “islands” at public locations, as well as its own buildings. The first group of 11 public chargers will be deployed at company locations and should be installed by the summer.
Source: Atlanta Business Chronicle