Georgia Power announced the latest addition to its industry-leading electric transportation program – electric vehicle (EV) charger rebates for residential customers and new home builders. Introduced as part of the company's Get Current. Drive Electric. initiative, the new rebate program offers qualifying residential customers a $250 rebate for installing a Level 2 charger (208/240-volt) and qualifying new construction builders a $100 rebate for each dedicated 240-volt plug-in ready circuit installed in new homes.

"By offering our customers rebates that make driving an EV more affordable, we're creating an opportunity for more Georgians to try driving electric," said Mike Hazelton, senior vice president of marketing for Georgia Power. "We are also continuing to focus on providing resources and useful information about the benefits of driving electric for all of our customers considering adding an EV to their garage."

To qualify for the rebate, installations must be completed by Dec. 31, 2015 and:

For Residential Customers

  • Must be a Georgia Power customer
  • 208/240-volt Level 2 charger with dedicated circuit
  • Single-family homes only
  • Third-party vendors or EV charging businesses not eligible

For New Home Builders

  • Home must be served by Georgia Power
  • Dedicated 240-volt plug-in ready circuit including NEMA 14-50 outlet
  • New, single-family homes only
  • Third-party vendors or EV charging businesses not eligible

Georgia Power's new Get Current. Drive Electric. campaign builds on the company's continued efforts to advance Georgia as an exceptionally EV-friendly state. Other efforts include an ongoing public education program, recently launched EV charger rebate program for business customers and special rates and charging options for EV customers.

In addition to potential savings over gas- or diesel-fueled vehicles, Georgians who drive electric may be eligible for state and federal tax incentives, can register for free access to the state's HOV and HOT lanes with single occupancy and may experience additional savings through Georgia Power's special Plug-in Electric Vehicle (PEV) rate. The company estimates that customers who sign up for this rate and charge their cars between the hours of 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. could see the cost equivalent of paying approximately 43 cents/gallon for gasoline.

For additional information about driving electric with Georgia Power, including available rebate programs and resources such as an interactive savings calculator, visit