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Whether you own or are thinking of switching to an electric vehicle, we are here to help.

From information about the best electric vehicle for you and where to locate charging stations, to information on available rebates and savings, find everything you need to power your journey to driving electric.


Documents & Links

Deciding to go electric is a big a decision that allows includes a lot of documents that you either must fill out or access to help in your journey. To make it easier, we have included some of the key documents and links right here for you to access.

HEIP

Plug-In Electric Vehicle Rate Plan

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Benefits of Electric Vehicles

What are the benefits of Electric Vehicles?

Electric Vehicles provide quiet, clean and efficient means of transporting people and good. It also offers users the opportunity to save money on fuel and maintenance costs while reducing the amount of emissions in the environment.

I am interested in learning more about what Electric Vehicles are available and their range. How can I learn more?

There are a lot of options with electric vehicles. The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) has a helpful guide to show you the vehicles available.

 

What are the different types of EV’s?

Electric vehicles come in many forms. PEV, or Plug-in Electric Vehicle, is any vehicle that plugs in to recharge. These vehicles may or may not also have a gasoline engine on board. PEVs come in three types:

  • BEV, or Battery Electric Vehicle, is a total electric vehicle that stores electricity in batteries
  • PHEV, or Plug-in Hybrid Vehicle, primarily uses gasoline and is supplemented with electricity
  • EREV, or Extended-Range Electric Vehicle, primarily uses electricity and is supplemented with gasoline

How often does an EV battery need to be replaced? Can they be recycled?

Most electric vehicle owners will never replace the battery. Auto manufacturers are offering warranties of up to 100,000 miles, which is a sign of their confidence in the battery reliability. And with increased demand, the price of these batteries continues to decline.

 

Batteries used in electric vehicles are recyclable and will have many useful lives. There are a number of industries looking into second-life businesses for them.

Electric Vehicle Charging

How do Electric Vehicle chargers/charging stations work?

Electric Vehicle chargers and charging station work by harnessing electricity and then distributing the power to your vehicle once they are plugged in.

Can all Electric Vehicles use the same charger?

All Electric Vehicles sold in North America use the standard plugs for Level 1 and Level 2 chargers. This means that you can charge any US Sold electric car at any Level 2 charging station.

How can I find Electric Vehicle charging stations?

Georgia ranks in the TOP 10 in the USA for public EV charging infrastructure. Georgia Power is committed to supporting the growth of EV adoption through our Community Charging program, where our community charging sites are part of a broader network of DC Fast Chargers in Georgia. Georgia Power offers over 50 public charging stations throughout the state to connect communities and enable EV travel across Georgia. Click here to see Georgia Power’s network of public charging.

 

In addition to our own network of charging stations, there are hundreds through PlugShare and ChargePoint.
To find locations visit PlugShare or ChargePoint for the most current locations.

How much will it cost to equip a home with an Electric Vehicle?

It can cost as little as $0. Today's electric vehicles are capable of being charged from a standard 120-volt circuit, which every home has, so a buyer can purchase a car, drive it home and charge it in a typical home outlet. However, we recommend using a dedicated 120-volt outlet to avoid overloading the circuit. For those who would like to charge their cars faster, there are higher-powered chargers available. However, because of the higher voltage, a permit may be required for the home installation of some of the faster chargers. We recommend contacting your electrician for home electrical upgrades.

How much could I expect my monthly electric bill to increase?

The increase varies depending on the type of electric vehicle, as well as the amount the vehicle is driven. In addition, electricity usage and the time of day you charge your vehicle will also affect the price. However, compared with gasoline, you will see savings of greater than 70% on fuel costs.

Can I buy my EV charger from Georgia Power?

Georgia Power makes it easy and convenient for our customers to purchase an EV charger directly from our Online Marketplace where we have an instant $250 rebate.

 

Electric Vehicle Savings

How much can I save with an Electric Vehicle?

Electric vehicle owners can expect to see an increase in their electricity use. However, because gasoline and diesel prices outweigh that of electricity, they will still save money using electricity to power their vehicles. It's estimated that electric vehicle owners who charge their vehicles during Georgia Power's super-off-peak period will see the cost equivalent of paying approximately $0.50/gallon for gasoline, compared with more than $3.50/gallon for a gasoline- or diesel-powered vehicle.

 

Georgia Power has also helped many of its commercial and industrial customers save thousands of dollars annually on fuel costs by using electric vehicles and equipment to move materials. With today's fast charging systems, the availability and productivity of electric materials-handling vehicles and equipment have increased, also contributing to cost savings and operational efficiencies.

I am interested in purchasing an electric vehicle, what does Georgia Power offer to EV drivers?

We offer our residential customers EV charger instant rebates on our Georgia Power Marketplace. Shop now.

 

We also have a special residential electric service rate, called PEV where our customers can enroll to have a special rate during off-peak periods. Learn more about this rate and how to sign up.

 

We also offer a network of DCFC across the state of Georgia, where you can conveniently charge up in safe, reliable public area. Find locations along your commutes.

Are there state or federal incentives for purchasing an Electric Vehicle?

All electric and plug-in hybrid cars purchased in or after 2010 may be eligible for a federal income tax credit of up to $7,500. The credit amount will vary based on the capacity of the battery used to power the vehicle. Visit FuelEconomy.gov for more information.

 

Currently there are no state of Georgia tax incentives for the purchase of an electric vehicle. 

Are there any Georgia Power rebates or incentives for purchasing an Electric Vehicle?

While Georgia Power does not offer any electric vehicle rebates, we do offer our customers instant rebates for the purchase of an EV charger on our online Marketplace. Shop for a level 2 charger.

 

In addition, Georgia Power offers a Plug-In Electric Vehicle Rate. Learn more about the PEV rate.

 

For information on federal tax incentives click here

Does Georgia Power offer a special rate for Electric Vehicle drivers?

Yes, we currently offer the residential plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) rate that is a time-of-use pricing that offers a lower price to support overnight charging (11pm-7am).

 

Learn more about the rate

Home Charger Rebate

See if you're eligible to receive up to a $250 rebate for installing a Level 2 Charger in your home.

Georgia Power and Electric Vehicles

How can I switch from plug-in rate to another rate?

You will need to call us and request to be placed on another rate.

 

Contact Us

My company is interested in adding EV chargers at our business, how can Georgia Power assist?

We currently offer a program to all Georgia Power business customers called the Make Ready Infrastructure Program. This is an electric transportation infrastructure program that is available to all Georgia Power business customer throughout the state of Georgia that provides funding for the electrical infrastructure to support your electric transportation chargers.

 

Learn more about Make Ready

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