Policy and Initiatives
EMIA has the goal to propose policy suggestions and initiatives that support the continuous growth of the electric mobility sector in Georgia. These policy suggestions should focus on recommendations from each of the other committees as well as industry recruitment.
Existing Incentives in Georgia
- Alternative Fuel and Advanced Vehicle Job Creation Tax Credit
- A business that manufactures alternative energy products for use in battery, biofuel, and electric vehicle enterprises may claim an annual tax credit for five years. The amount of the tax credit is based on the number of eligible new full-time employee jobs. Qualified entities must be defined as business enterprises, which do not include retail businesses. Credit amounts differ depending on how the county in which the business is located ranks based on unemployment rates and income levels. Other conditions apply. (Reference Georgia Code 48-7-40)
- Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Tax Credit
- An eligible business enterprise may claim an income tax credit for the purchase and installation of qualified EVSE. The EVSE must be located in Georgia and accessible to the public. The tax credit is for 10% of the cost of the EVSE, up to $2,500.
- A $250 rebate is available for eligible Georgia Power residential customers for installing a Level 2 Charger in their home. Additionally, a $500 rebate is available to Georgia Power business customers interested in installing a 208/240-volt Level 2 charger. Georgia Power’s online EV resources includes additional information about these and other initiatives to support homeowners and businesses installing charging stations.
- Georgia Power offers an Electric Transportation Make-Ready Program
- The utility provides all infrastructure leading up to, but not including, the charger. Applications are open to all commercial, municipal and industrial customers.
- Georgia Power offers a Plug-In Electric Vehicle Charging Rate Incentive based on time-of-use for residential customers. Eligible customers must own a smart charger capable of separately metering charger usage. This rate offers lower prices from 11pm-7am to encourage nighttime EV charging.