Georgia Power Donates Nissan LEAF to Atlanta Police
Georgia Power recently announced the donation of an all-electric 2013 Nissan LEAF to the Atlanta Police Foundation. The special event was held at Washington Park in southwest Atlanta.
“The car, fully-equipped with police graphics, emergency lights, speakers and sirens, will be used by the Atlanta Police Department (APD) Path Force Unit to provide public safety for the Atlanta BeltLine, its surrounding parks and neighborhoods. Paul Bowers, chairman, president and CEO of Georgia Power, presented the keys to Dave Wilkinson, president and CEO of the Foundation, and Police Chief George N. Turner at the event. Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed also attended the ceremony and provided an update on the city’s sustainability initiatives and the Atlanta BeltLine project.”
According to the press release, the Atlanta BeltLine is one of the largest urban redevelopment and mobility projects currently underway in the United States. There will be network of public parks, multi-use trails and transit option,s which ultimately will connect 45 neighborhoods circling downtown Atlanta, so lots of work ahead for the LEAF.
Paul Bowers, chairman, president and CEO of Georgia Power stated:
“This donation is part of our continued commitment to the Atlanta community, including supporting law enforcement and contributing to the city’s sustainability. The presence of electric vehicles on Georgia roadways is growing daily and we hope that an all-electric patrol car will build awareness of electric transportation technology and demonstrate the capability of PEVs in public safety.”
Atlanta is one of the major markets for electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles in U.S.