According to Georgia Power, by 2030, 50% of all new cars purchased in the state will be electric vehicles (EV).
To support these new EV owners, Georgia was awarded $134,975,283 in federal funds to go towards creating new electric vehicle charging infrastructure, $19,978,342 of which will come this fiscal year.
The state will begin constructing new charging sites on I-75, I-20, I-85, I-16, US 82, US-441, I-95, I-985/US 23, I-575/GA 515, and I-185, as instructed by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).
The money is awarded through the 2021 Bipartisan Infrastructure Law which gives nearly $5 billion nationally over the next five years towards bettering EV infrastructure across the country.
More information about Georgia’s plan to use these funds can be found here.