The State of Georgia ranks second in the nation for registered electric vehicles (yay!) — but outside metro Atlanta, the infrastructure for charging electric vehicles is lacking. I-85 is a major travel corridor that runs from Alabama to Virginia, connecting major metro areas throughout the Southeast, offering a prime opportunity to reduce carbon emissions by providing accessible solar-powered charging stations.
Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia, the Ray C. Anderson Foundation, the Georgia Department of Transportation (Georgia DOT), the Georgia Department of Economic Development, and Hannah Solar, LLC partnered to install the state’s first solar-powered PV4EV (photovoltaic for electric vehicle) charging station at the state’s Visitor Information Center in West Point.
The innovative charging station, powered by the SpotlightTM Solar LIFT, is the first of what will be a series of technology demonstrations that will make the Ray C. Anderson Memorial Highway a model for the future.