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Electric Vehicle information for Atlanta and Georgia

public charging stations in metro Atlanta and beyond

EVSE-mapThis public charging fact sheet (PDF) started out as a map of the stations around the metro Atlanta area, demonstrating how EV charging was spreading. It has now evolved away from being a map (use Plugshare for that) and into a general fact sheet on public charging, including an overview of the plug standards, the different charging networks, and how to use Plugshare.

When charging at a public station, you should be aware of proper charging etiquette.

In 2017, Georgia Power completed their initial rollout of “charging island” stations, which feature both Level 2 and dual-standard DCFC stations for a nominal cost. NRG upgraded most of their EVGO stations from Chademo-only to dual-standard, thanks to support from BMW.  Georgia now has good, if sparse, coverage of north Georgia and middle Georgia, and cities in neighboring states are now reachable.  You can now do a roadtrip in your EV!

April 2018 update note: The next thing to watch out for is Volkswagen’s rollout of the Electrify America charging network. These DCFC stations will feature a minimum of 150 kW, and will be upgradeable to 350 kW. We expect these stations to pop up on highway arteries between cities, and are hoping that south Georgia (along I-75) and south Alabama (along I-85) will finally be covered, enabling faster travel to Florida and the Gulf Coast.

In 2013, local EV owner Ray R. created this cost comparison spreadsheet to show how the cost of the Georgia Power stations compared to the NRG “EVGO” charging plans.  However it is now completely outdated, as both Georgia Power and EVGO have overhauled their pricing models (plus there is a bug in how the EVGO calcs work for multiple DCFC sessions). If you take the time to update this spreadsheet, or find another cost comparison, please let me know and I’ll post it here.