The Atlanta Regional Commission is embarking on a new initiative called the Regional Transportation Electrification Plan to advance sustainable and efficient transportation solutions. This plan will direct the regional strategy for electric vehicle (EV) planning and investments to envision a dynamic electric mobility future, reduce transportation related greenhouse gas emissions, leverage economic growth and workforce opportunities, and create actionable implementation strategies.
Together, we can shape our future and develop a dynamic vision and strategic plan to advance regional electric transportation. For this plan to be successful, collaboration and coordination is crucial among many partners from across our region. We invite you to participate, contribute, and help shape One Great Region.
The EV Environment in Georgia
The Atlanta metropolitan area stands as one of the nation’s largest, most dynamic regions and a significant global player. Our diverse and rapidly growing population is anticipated to increase by 1.8 million people by 2050, totaling 7.9 million residents. As the economic capital of the Southeast, Metro Atlanta is a vital logistics hub, expected to add 1.2 million jobs by 2050.
Georgia is already positioning itself as a hub for electric vehicle and battery manufacturing and charging infrastructure solutions to support this rapidly growing and emerging market.
Key Data Points:1
- Since 2018, Georgia has attracted 24 EV-related operations for a total of 26,000 jobs and $22.9 billion in capital investment.
- Georgia is the number 2 state in the Southeast for EV registration.
- Georgia is the number 7 state for EV charging ports.
- There are 53,000 electric vehicles in Georgia.
1 Georgia Power Community & Economic Development, 2023
Key Developments in EV Growth:
- Increased Battery Power Density: More efficient and powerful batteries.
- Decreased Charging Time: Enhanced charging convenience.
- Increased Battery Lifetime: Reduced need for replacements.
- Decreased Battery Cost: Improved vehicle cost-competitiveness.
- Summer 2023: Project Initiation & Existing Conditions Analysis
- Fall 2023/Winter 2024: Defining the Plan’s Vision & Goals
- Winter/Spring 2024: Developing the Plan’s Implementation Strategies
- Spring/Summer 2024: Prioritizing Action-Oriented Implementation Strategies
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