ATLANTA — Georgia employers are being encouraged to install charging stations to remove a major hurdle preventing their workers from buying electric cars.
Georgia already is the state with the second-largest number of electric cars, notes Don Francis, executive director of Clean Cities Georgia. Each month, 1,000 more hit Peach State roads.
“We won’t soon catch California, but we’re leaving every other state in the weeds,” he said Friday at a seminar the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce hosted for employers.
But 80 percent of those cars are in five metro Atlanta counties, according to Ben Echols, program manager for electric transportation at Georgia Power.