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SOURCE Georgia Power Co.

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

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:

  • Atlanta (Tuesday, June 17): Georgia International Convention Center
  • Evans-Augusta (Wednesday, June 18): Evans Government Center
  • Warner Robbins (Thursday, June 19): Museum of Aviation
  • Savannah (Friday, June 20): Savannah Convention Center
  • Atlanta-Cobb County (Monday, June 23): Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center
  • Clayton-Rabun County (Tuesday, June 24): Clayton City Hall
  • Gainesville-Hall County (Wednesday, June 25): Brenau Downtown Center
  • Columbus (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 www.georgiapower.com/electricvehicles.  For more information about the AFV Roadshow, visit www.afvroadshow.com.

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 www.GeorgiaPower.com and connect with the company on Facebook (Facebook.com/GeorgiaPower) and Twitter (Twitter.com/GeorgiaPower).

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