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Getting Plug-In Ready

Getting Plug-In Ready (Business)

Whether you run a neighborhood coffeehouse or manage a large corporation, there are a wide range of options to take into account when deciding to install workplace charging – including equipment type and location, how many chargers to install, billing costs and methods for controlling access. Here are some suggested steps to take when considering installing workplace charging:

1. Gain internal support

Before initiating a workplace charging program, first gauge the interest of company management – such as the sustainability manager, facility managers and executive leadership.

2. Take a poll

See how many employees have plug-in electric vehicles or are interested in purchasing PEVs.

3. Explore your options

Learn about your options, including the types of plug-in vehicles and available charging technologies at georgiapower.com/ev.

4. List the challenges

Thoroughly research any challenges associated with your project – including but not limited to the property layout; available electrical infrastructure; existing rules in the covenants; conditions and restrictions; available parking spaces to accommodate workplace charging; state and local regulations; accommodation of the Americans with Disabilities Act; and cost requirements.

5. Define the scope of your project

The scope of your project should include charging technologies, suggested location(s) and estimated number of parking spaces.

6. Choose a contractor

Georgia Power provides a list of EV charging solution providers for your consideration when choosing a contractor to provide quotes and site evaluations. You should consider the installer's experience, licensing, insurance and training.

7. Schedule an onsite evaluation

Your contractor will need to visit your site to conduct an assessment, learn your requirements and address your questions before designing your project, and providing an estimate and recommendations for your specific site.

8. Install your chargers

Once you've obtained all approvals, the installation can begin. Your contractor will order the charging stations, obtain permits, and arrange for any utility and city inspections.

9. Develop charging guidelines and spread the news

Let your employees know where, when and how to use the new charging stations.

EV Savings

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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

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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.

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Did You Know?


If 60% of U.S. vehicles were powered with electricity, there would be a 1/3 reduction in the amount of greenhouse gas emissions emitted by U.S. transportation. (Source: Natural Resources Defense Council).

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