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Advisory: Upcoming Luncheon, Presentation & Test Drive to Highlight Georgia’s EV Policies

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Contact: Anne Blair, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, 404-849-7929, anne@cleanenergy.org

 

Atlanta, Ga. (March 23, 2015) – On Wednesday, March 25th at 12:00 p.m. ET the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, Union of Concerned Scientists and Plug-In America will host an electric vehicle (EV) panel presentation luncheon and test drive event at the Georgia Railroad Freight Depot. Legislators, public officials and electric vehicle experts will be in attendance. There will be excellent opportunities for filming and photographing electric vehicles and drivers.

 

Georgia is a national leader in EV sales due to strong state policies that have enabled Georgia to become a leading market for electric vehicles. However, both the Georgia State Senate and House versions of the transportation funding bill (HB 170) would eliminate Georgia’s EV credits and enact a punitive $200-$300 user fee for EV drivers. Join us this Wednesday to learn more about these proposals and how electric vehicles are yielding big benefits for Georgia drivers.

 

WHEN: Wednesday, March 25, 2015 from 12:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

 

WHERE: The Georgia Railroad Freight Depot

The Blue Room

65 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SE

Atlanta, GA 30334

 

BACKGROUND:

Electric vehicles (EVs) are helping Georgia drivers save money, reduce oil use, and reduce emissions. EVs have saved Georgia drivers $10 million on fuels costs by avoiding the use of 4.5 million gallons of gasoline annually.

 

Electric vehicles have big benefits for Georgia drivers. Driving 100 miles in a new gasoline vehicle in Georgia cost $13.57 in 2014 – but driving those same 100 miles in an EV cost $3.53 or as little as $0.40 if EV owner charged with electricity at the lowest nighttime cost.

 

For every dollar spent on gasoline in the United States in the past five years, 71 cents went to extracting and refining crude oil, while less than a dime went to the local gas station and circulated in the local economy.

 

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