Georgia Power is set to electrify portions of its vehicle fleet as part of a corporate-wide, internal fleet electrification goal. Southern Company, the utility's corporate parent, announced plans to convert 50% of its system fleet vehicles across the auto/SUV/minivan, forklift, and ATV/cart/miscellaneous segments by 2030.
"Our company has long been committed to growing EV infrastructure across the state and supporting customers and businesses looking to go electric," said Nicole Faulk, Georgia Power's senior vice president for corporate and customer services. "We're pleased to take that experience and evolve our fleet internally through electrification. As Southern Company's largest subsidiary, the electrification of Georgia Power's fleet will play a significant role in helping us achieve this goal corporate-wide."
The internal fleet goal is part of a larger focus on electrification of the transportation industry and commitment to sustainability and clean energy.
Now offered by most major manufacturers, electric vehicles (EVs) continue to advance in range, performance and features. They are known to be better for the environment, have a lower cost of ownership than petroleum vehicles and, with their domestic energy source, promote local jobs.
Continued Investments in EV InfrastructureWith more EVs on Georgia highways every day, Georgia Power is committed to assisting customers with their EV energy needs and advancing Georgia as a top EV-friendly state. The company continues to invest in EV infrastructure statewide and will invest $6 million over the next three years in fast-charging EV infrastructure for the public.
To date, Georgia Power has installed 41 fast-chargers in locations across the state. The installation represents the newest technology in EV fast chargers, offering charging speeds up to 125kW – adding 100 miles in 12 minutes – dual dispensers and power sharing capability. These investments further enable electric vehicle adoption and the connection of communities across Georgia.