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Charging EVs
Around Town

Workplace, Retail and Public Charging

blue electric vehicle charging at a public place

While most charging will probably occur at home, companies may offer workplace charging. If you would like to charge your electric vehicle at work, contact your company's management to discuss options for charging infrastructure. ECOtality, Inc. expanded the EV Project to the metro Atlanta area. Employers wishing to provide workplace charging can receive free equipment and an installation credit of up to $1,000 per charger. For information go to http://theevproject.com/sign-up.php or view the EV project Brochure. Georgia Power encourages both workplace and public charging infrastructure at shopping malls, grocery stores and restaurants. Georgia Power helped develop the standard plug to ensure that all charging stations would be able to operate on various types of vehicles.

Companies can choose from a number of electric vehicle supply equipment manufacturers and should contact a certified independent electrician to add any necessary circuits. A property owner in a non-residential area can view the Commercial (non-residential) Area—EV Permitting Guide. Georgia Power offers various rate options for commercial and industrial customers. Electric Vehicles may cause another rate to be more beneficial for your business. View rates.

If you charge at an office or other location outside your home, the usage will show up on their electric bill at their current rate.

Currently there are many public electric charging stations in Georgia and around the metro Atlanta area with additional stations planned. Public charging stations may require usage fees at the property owner's discretion.

How to Find Electric Car Charging Stations

young man in glasses charging at The Charging Spot location

Several websites offer charging station locators, including the U.S. Department of Energy.

To locate a charging station when you're on the go, download the PlugShare app for your iPhone or Android-powered smart phone.

DC Fast Charging

woman in jacket charging a black electric vehicle

DC fast charging provides a rapid recharge of battery electric vehicles, generally in less than 30 minutes. We have worked with the Society of Automotive Engineers and other utilities to develop new standards for DC fast charging. Because of the expense, many installers will wait for demand to increase before installing a station in a particular area. It is expected as vehicle sales increase, infrastructure development will follow.

EV Savings

Find out how much money and greenhouse gas emissions you could save annually by switching to an electric vehicle.

Calculate the Savings

Plug-In Electric Vehicle Calculator

Let's get started by selecting your type of plug-in vehicle

  • Chevy Volt
    Chevy Volt - Assumptions
    Battery 16 kWh
    Usability 10 kWh
    equals 3.4 Miles 1 kWh
    Electric miles 35
    MPG on gasoline 37
    Level 1 1.44 kW
    Level 2 3.3 kW
  • Mitsubishi iMiEV
    Mitsubishi iMiEV - Assumptions
    Battery 16 kWh
    Usability 15 kWh
    equals 3.4 Miles 1 kWh
    Electric miles 52
    Level 1 1.44 kW
    Level 2 3.3 kW
  • Ford Focus
    Ford Focus - Assumptions
    Battery 23 kWh
    Usability 21 kWh
    equals 3.4 Miles 1 kWh
    Electric miles 72
    Level 1 1.44 kW
    Level 2 6.6 kW
  • Nissan Leaf
    Nissan Leaf - Assumptions
    Battery 24 kWh
    Usability 22 kWh
    equals 3.4 Miles 1 kWh
    Electric miles 75
    Level 1 1.44 kW
    Level 2 3.3 kW
  • Tesla Model S
    Tesla Model S - Assumptions
    Battery 60 kWh
    Usability 55 kWh
    equals 3.4 Miles 1 kWh
    Electric miles 188
    Level 1 1.88 kW
    Level 2 10 kW

Tell us about a car you would like to compare with the plug-in vehicle:

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At what time of day do you start charging your vehicle?

The most cost effective time to charge your car is between 11PM-7AM on the PEV rate.

This calculator is intended for information only and focuses on the vehicle usage, not household usage. For a better understanding of the whole-house functionality of the Plug-in Electric Vehicle Rate, including how your behavior can affect your bill, please click here.

Ready to charge your car at night and get savings with the PEV rate?

To sign up by phone, call 1-888-660-5890.

Questions about Electric Vehicles or the PEV rate?
Email us at Electric Vehicles

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Annual Charging Cost PEV Rate vs. standard RES rate.

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Annual Fuel Cost

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Greenhouse Gas Emissions (lbs / year)

Plug-in Electric Vehicle vs. Traditional vehicle Comparisons

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