Georgia Power set to electrify portions of its vehicle fleet
Efforts will support Southern Company's corporate-wide internal fleet electrification goal
ATLANTA, Sept. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgia Power is set to electrify portions of its vehicle fleet as part of a corporate-wide, internal fleet electrification goal. Southern Company, the utility's corporate parent, today announced plans to convert 50 percent of its system fleet vehicles across the auto/SUV/minivan, forklift and ATV/cart/miscellaneous segments by 2030.
"Our company has long been committed to growing EV infrastructure across the state and supporting customers and businesses looking to go electric," said Nicole Faulk, Georgia Power's senior vice president for corporate and customer services. "We're pleased to take that experience and evolve our fleet internally through electrification. As Southern Company's largest subsidiary, the electrification of Georgia Power's fleet will play a significant role in helping us achieve this goal corporate-wide."
The internal fleet goal is part of a larger focus on electrification of the transportation industry and commitment to sustainability and clean energy.
Now offered by most major manufacturers, electric vehicles (EVs) continue to advance in range, performance and features. They are known to be better for the environment, have a lower cost of ownership than petroleum vehicles and, with their domestic energy source, promote local jobs.
Continued Investments in EV Infrastructure
To date, Georgia Power has installed 41 fast-chargers in locations across the state. The installation represents the newest technology in EV fast chargers, offering charging speeds up to 125kW – adding 100 miles in 12 minutes – dual dispensers and power sharing capability. These investments further enable electric vehicle adoption and the connection of communities across Georgia.
EV Resources for Customers
Georgia Power also offers EV charger rebates for business and residential customers, an online calculator to help customers find out how much driving electric may save them and a special rate for EV customers. The company's Plug-in Electric Vehicle rate offers lower prices from 11 p.m. – 7 a.m. to encourage nighttime EV charging.
To learn more about driving electric with Georgia Power, customers can also join Georgia Power's social EV communities on Facebook and Twitter (@GeorgiaPowerET).
National Drive Electric Week
This year's virtual showcase will include mini sessions that highlight facts and myths of EV ownership, vehicles coming on the market and different charging options to meet your home, work and community needs. To learn more about National Drive Electric Week, visit www.driveelectricweek.org.
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