Electric vehicles continue to gain market share, 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 charging station at the Georgia Visitor Information Center in West Point.
The Ray is a living laboratory, a place to test new technologies. As other alternative fuel vehicles become more popular, we look forward to hosting “fueling” stations for all alternative-fuel vehicles including hydrogen fuel cell vehicles.