Georgia Power, elected officials and community leaders mark the roll out of Georgia Power's new fleet of EVs. (Left - Right) Latanza Adjei (Vice President of Sales, Georgia Power); Kenny Coleman (Senior Vice President of Marketing, Georgia Power); Michael Beinenson (President, EV Club of the South); Commissioner Tim Echols (Georgia Public Service Commission); Paul Bowers (Chairman, President & CEO of Georgia Power); and Carl Jackson (Electric Transportation Manager, Georgia Power).
Georgia Power again leads the way in showing how to promote electric cars as a utility company, which have a significant long-term interest in leveraging EV sales.
This time, Georgia Power officially unveiled statewide fleet of 32 new Chevy Volts, which will be used by energy efficiency experts.
"As the early summer sun rose on the parking lot of Georgia Power headquarters in Atlanta this morning, hundreds of Georgia Power employees, community and business leaders gathered for a special event around a glistening new fleet of plug-in electric hybrid Chevy Volts. Georgia Power Chairman, President & CEO Paul Bowers was joined by Commissioner Tim Echols of the Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) and Michael Beinenson of the EV Club of the South to mark the addition of 32 new electric vehicles (EVs) to the company's fleet."
"The new, Georgia Power-branded Chevy Volts will be highly visible in local communities from Savannah to Columbus to Rome and will be driven daily by Georgia Power employees as they serve customers. The EVs will be used primarily by the company's energy efficiency experts as they travel to conduct energy audits at homes and businesses, a service provided to help Georgia Power customers save money and energy."
Earlier, under the Get Current. Drive Electric. program, the company launched an ongoing public education campaign, EV charger rebates for business and residential customers and special rates and charging options for EV customers.
Georgia Power Chairman, President & CEO Paul Bowers said:
"We are leading by example and demonstrating to our customers, and other Georgia businesses, that electric transportation works for all drivers. Through constructive regulation, and partnerships with organizations like the EV Club of the South, we are growing the EV market in Georgia and helping our customers reap the overwhelming benefits of driving electric."
Georgia Power rolls out new fleet of EVs, pictured here in front of its Atlanta headquarters