Your Top 4 Questions on Electric Vehicles, Answered

National Drive Electric Week kicked off Saturday with more than 30+ events scheduled across the Southeast. If you haven’t checked one out yet, you still have a chance. Find an event near you here. Nearly 400,000 electric vehicles (EVs) have been sold in the U.S. in the last five years. Early owners of EVs, regardless of [...]

GA Alternative Fuel Roadshow Touts Diversification

This week I had the pleasure of attending and participating in one of the Atlanta stops of the 5th Annual Alternative Fuel Roadshow hosted by Georgia Public Service Commissioner, Tim Echols. Tuesday’s roadshow was at Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia, which was the perfect spot to kick off the Roadshow’s second week of activities. [...]

Georgia Power Is Going Big on EVs

Earlier this year, Georgia Power announced a new $12 million electric vehicle transportation initiative. The program currently includes a residential charging infrastructure rebate program, workplace charging rebates, the installation of charging stations at several sites across the state and the addition of 32 Chevrolet Volts to their company fleet. Georgia Power is also offering an alternative [...]

Electric vehicles lose out in Georgia

Earlier today, Governor Nathan Deal signed Georgia’s new $900 million transportation funding bill into law. The bill, HB 170, is little more than a “roads and bridges” funding bill, but does includes some much needed funding for maintenance projects. Unfortunately, the bill also halts Georgia’s successful tax credit for electric vehicles (EVs) and adds a [...]

Georgia’s Electric Vehicle Tax Credit Benefiting Local Economy

Georgia drivers saved 4.5 million gallons of gasoline in 2014 thanks to electric vehicles (EVs)– and that means these drivers have an extra $10 million to put back into our local economy. Today, we released new analysis with our partners at the Union of Concerned Scientists which shows that driving 100 miles in the average [...]

Georgia’s Electric Vehicle Leadership Under Attack

Georgia has become one of the nation’s fastest-growing markets for electric vehicles (EVs). We have the second-most registered EVs in the country and Atlanta has the second-highest percentage of EV registrations among major U.S. cities. We are gaining national recognition for this growth. Strong state policy support, specifically the Zero Emissions Alternative Fuel Vehicle tax [...]

Why EVs are still cleaner than gasoline vehicles in the Southeast

Late last week, a response piece, Blowback: Why zero-emission electric cars are still dirty by Dr. Sam Shelton was published in the Atlanta-Journal Constitution (AJC). I admire the work that Dr. Shelton has done over the years on energy issues in Georgia, and we agree on some of the points made in the article – specifically that [...]

Top 7 Reasons for Considering an Electric Vehicle Today

This post was written by Josh Goldman, policy analyst, Clean Vehicles, Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) and was originally published on the UCS’ blog, The Equation, on April 2, 2014. SACE is partnering with Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) to highlight clean fuel vehicle strategies to cut oil consumption. UCS’ Half the Oil plan aims to cut [...]

Electric Vehicle Range – Problem Solved

This blog is part of a series on electric vehicles. Other blogs in this series include: “Ecotality Blinks Out, But EVs Still Going” and more yet to come. Please also help us spread the word about the benefits and future opportunities for electric vehicles on National Plug In Day, Sept. 28-29. Plug In 2013 Conference is also being held this [...]

EV Fast Chargers Deploy in Tennessee

So I plugged the Nissan LEAF into a Blink Level 3- Direct Current (DC) fast charger for the first time today. Cool Stuff! This charger is capable of taking the car from a low state of charge up to 80% of full charge in about 20 mins. Level 2 chargers  take 6-8 hrs (using 240 volts, [...]