Atlanta is America's top market for sales of the all-electric Nissan LEAF, and in an effort to encourage more EV sales and increase all-electric miles driven, Nissan is working with Georgia Power to make EV charging available at more workplaces in the region.
Through a new partnership funded by Nissan and Georgia Power, local employers can receive a $1,000 rebate for each 240-volt, Level 2 charger installed - $500 from Georgia Power and a matching $500 from Nissan. Nissan’s matching contribution expands an existing Georgia Power EV charger rebate program for businesses that was introduced in 2014.
The Nissan matching rebate is available through June 30, 2015. To qualify, companies must have 100 or more employees and the facility must be in the Georgia Power service area. (More information on the program, including how to apply, is available at www.georgiapower.com/ev.)
"While most EV drivers plug in at home overnight, workplace charging enhances the LEAF ownership experience and expands the number of miles a LEAF driver can go on power produced here in Georgia," said Brendan Jones, director, Electric Vehicle Sales and Infrastructure Deployment, Nissan. "Nissan is investing to support charging both in the community and at the workplace for the thousands of LEAF owners in Atlanta, and Georgia Power is a great partner who shares that commitment."
Atlanta is already America's #1 market for the zero emission Nissan LEAF and #2 city in the country for overall EV adoption, trailing only San Francisco. The City of Atlanta, Georgia Power and Nissan recognize the environmental and economic benefits of making Georgia the nation's leader in EV adoption. With this funding support, Nissan is joining Georgia Power to help make EV charging readily available across the city.
"The City of Atlanta recognizes the importance of supporting the demand for charging infrastructure at workplaces across the city. The rebates and incentives offered by Georgia Power and Nissan create an attractive environment for commuters to choose an electric vehicle and will help Atlanta remain a national leader for electric vehicle sales," said Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed. "We commend both companies for recognizing the opportunity to support workplace charging and for presenting solutions that EV owners and their employers can truly benefit from."
"Our electric transportation program continues to demonstrate our commitment to delivering products and services that meet the changing needs of our customers," said Mike Hazelton, senior vice president of marketing for Georgia Power. "The response to our rebate program for business customers in just a few months has been outstanding, and this new matching rebate from Nissan is going to provide an even greater incentive for Georgia businesses to provide onsite charging."
Nissan has already worked with numerous companies and organizations in metro Atlanta to facilitate workplace charging, including Ponce City Market and Agnes Scott College. The automaker funded the installation of public fast chargers at key locations such as Atlantic Station, a site co-funded by Georgia Power, which is the most visited EV charge site in Georgia.