Georgia Power and AFV Roadshow highlight advanced electric transportation options

  Georgia Power and AFV Roadshow highlight advanced electric transportation

Fourth annual interactive tour illustrates Georgia's fast-growing electric
vehicle market

PR Newswire

ATLANTA, June 16, 2014

ATLANTA, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With Atlanta ranked as one of the top
five markets for electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles nationwide, Georgia
Power is joining with other energy companies, as well as the Georgia Public
Service Commission, to support the annual Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV)
Roadshow. The roadshow, now in its fourth year, will host eight local events
in cities around the state beginning Tuesday, June 17 in Atlanta.

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The roadshow events offer visitors, including fleet managers, city and
community leaders and elected officials, the opportunity to interact with a
variety of vehicles during an outdoor alternative fuel vehicle expo at each
event. Additionally, classroom‐style seminars feature short presentations from
clean fuels experts and vehicle manufacturers. Ben Echols, electric
transportation program manager for Georgia Power, and other Georgia Power
employees will travel with the roadshow to meet with attendees and discuss the
company's workplace charging program, special rates for electric vehicle
charging and electric vehicle education resources including the newly opened
Customer Resource Center in Atlanta.

"Individual drivers, as well as companies and government agencies, are
increasingly taking advantage of the benefits of all-electric vehicles," said
Echols. "This roadshow is a great opportunity for us to continue to build
awareness of electric transportation technology, as well as the variety of
resources we offer to customers considering electric vehicles."

Scheduled stops on the tour include:

  oAtlanta (Tuesday, June 17): Georgia International Convention Center
  oEvans-Augusta (Wednesday, June 18): Evans Government Center
  oWarner Robbins (Thursday, June 19): Museum of Aviation
  oSavannah (Friday, June 20): Savannah Convention Center
  oAtlanta-Cobb County (Monday, June 23): Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center
  oClayton-Rabun County (Tuesday, June 24): Clayton City Hall
  oGainesville-Hall County (Wednesday, June 25): Brenau Downtown Center
  oColumbus (Thursday, June 26): Columbus Civic and Convention Center

All events will begin at 9 a.m. and conclude at noon, with the exception of
the Savannah event which will begin at 2 p.m. and conclude at 5 p.m.

For more information from Georgia Power about leasing or purchasing electric
vehicles, including special rate options such as the Plug-in Electric Vehicle
rate and an interactive savings calculator, visit For more information about the AFV
Roadshow, visit

About Georgia Power
Georgia Power is the largest subsidiary of Southern Company (NYSE: SO), the
premier energy company serving the Southeast through its subsidiaries. Value,
Reliability, Customer Service and Stewardship are the cornerstones of the
company's promise to 2.4 million customers in all but four of Georgia's 159
counties. Committed to delivering clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy
at rates below the national average, Georgia Power maintains a diverse,
innovative generation mix that includes nuclear, advanced coal and natural
gas, renewables such as solar, hydroelectric and wind, as well as a variety of
energy efficiency programs. Consistently recognized as a leader in customer
service, Georgia Power was recently ranked highest in overall business
customer satisfaction among large utilities in the South by J.D. Power and
Associates. For more information, visit and connect with
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SOURCE Georgia Power Co.

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