Atlanta was designated the first “Clean City” by the U.S. Department of Energy back in 1993, and still works hard to maintain the title with its use of alternative fuels and vehicles, and its push to reduce gas consumption by 2.5 billion gallons by 2020.
If you’ve gone green and are enjoying Atlanta by electric vehicle (EV) this summer, you’ll want to be sure you’re charged and ready to cruise. Whether you’re hitting up the botanical garden or Buckhead’s arts district, we’ve tracked down some of the EV charging stations you’ll need to charge up and enjoy summer in the city.
1. Plug in at Peachtree Center. If you need a charge, head to Peachtree Center, where you’ll find plenty of restaurants, shops and three new EV charging stations. Lanier Parking Solutions, headquartered in Atlanta, recently installed the new ChargePoint EV charging stations at Peachtree and added a few more in the downtown, midtown, and Buckhead neighborhoods. Some of ChargePoint’s additional new stations are at Georgia Pacific Center, Ponce City Market, and Buckhead’s Prominence.
2. Come to campus. Metro Plug-in, a national distributor of EV charging stations based in Atlanta, has outfitted Georgia State University with a few charging stations open 24 hours a day. Metro makes residential and commercial plug-in stations and specializes in two types, the Clipper Creek and the Eaton series.
3. Fill up at Manuel’s Tavern. Recharge yourself and your car at Manuel’s, one of Atlanta’s landmark neighborhood bars. The tavern recently installed charging stations in the parking lot, so you can charge your car for about a buck an hour, while you fuel up inside.
4. Make for the Mall. Head to Buckhead and shop while you charge at the Lenox Square Mall. Be sure to park in the Bloomingdale’s parking deck and choose from four charging stations. The stations are open 24 hours a day and are free with a Blink card.
5. Cruise to Walgreens. Charging stations have been popping up across Atlanta’s Walgreens Pharmacy locations (including 3658 Roswell Road), and there are quite a few in nearby Decatur, as well. Track down these (and other car charging ports) by visiting chargepoint.com and searching “Atlanta.”
In addition to the stations listed above, the U.S. Department of Energy maintains a map of alternative fueling stations in Atlanta. Check it out below.
Know of any other charging stations in your area? Share with us in the comments below.