ATLANTA, Feb. 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgia Power continues to advance electric transportation in Georgia through innovative programs that make driving an electric vehicle (EV) more convenient than ever in 2017. To accommodate the growing number of EVs on Georgia roads and highways, the company installed 25 new public EV charging locations last year in 25 cities across the state, with more to come in 2017. Since launching its Get Current, Drive Electric™ initiative in 2015, Georgia Power estimates that approximately 2,500 EV chargers have been installed statewide by the company and its customers.
From Savannah to Rome, Georgia Power public charging islands feature multiple options for EV drivers including a DC fast charger (CHADeMo/SAE combo plugs) as well as a dual port Level 2, 208/240-volt charger. The charging islands accept either a Georgia Power Card, powered by ChargePoint and available at GeorgiaPower.ChargePoint.com, or an existing ChargePoint card.
Both business and residential customers continue to realize the benefits of driving electric with Georgia Power. The company has issued more than 1,700 rebates to residential and business customers through the Get Current, Drive Electric™. The company also continues to encourage EV-driving customers to consider its special Plug-in Electric Vehicle charging rate (PEV), which helps them save even more just by making simple changes like setting a timer to charge their EV at night and shifting electricity usage as seasons and demand times change.
To learn more about driving electric with Georgia Power, including an interactive savings calculator, visit www.GeorgiaPower.com/EV and join Georgia Power's social EV communities on Facebook and Twitter (@GeorgiaPowerET).
About Georgia Power
Georgia Power is the largest electric subsidiary of Southern Company (NYSE: SO), America's premier energy company. Value, Reliability, Customer Service and Stewardship are the cornerstones of the company's promise to 2.5 million customers in all but four of Georgia's 159 counties. Committed to delivering clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy at rates below the national average, Georgia Power maintains a diverse, innovative generation mix that includes nuclear, 21st century coal and natural gas, as well as renewables such as solar, hydroelectric and wind. Georgia Power focuses on delivering world-class service to its customers every day and the company is consistently recognized by J.D. Power and Associates as an industry leader in customer satisfaction. For more information, visit www.GeorgiaPower.com and connect with the company on Facebook (Facebook.com/GeorgiaPower) and Twitter (Twitter.com/GeorgiaPower).
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