Supporting Electric Vehicle Use
Georgia recently vaulted to the top of the list in electric vehicle (EV) sales by state, thanks in part to a $5,000 tax credit granted to electric vehicle drivers. That’s great news for Georgia’s environment, but where are all those drivers charging their electric vehicles?
A new incentive program from the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority (GEFA) designed to increase the number of charging stations around the state should make it much easier for EV drivers to plug in.
Charge Georgia will provide colleges, universities, technical colleges, state agencies, cities and counties with a rebate of up to $40,000 to install EV charging stations on campuses and facilities. The application period for the program opens Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014, at www.gefa.org.
“Through the Charge Georgia program, we hope to install 25 to 30 electric vehicle charging stations,” said GEFA Executive Director Kevin Clark. “We also want to help reduce range anxiety for EV owners with the addition of more charging stations throughout the state.”
Learn more about other ways Georgia’s energy landscape is changing in this month’s feature, “Energy Shake-Up.
” – Karen Kirkpatrick Kennedy