The ChargePoint network is making its first entry in the Atlanta market, with six electric car charging stations installed by Lanier Parking Solutions. The new stations, announced on Monday, are installed in the Downtown, Midtown and Buckhead areas.
Three of the stations are at the PeachTree center in the Downtown area. Another is in the Georgia Pacific Center, also Downtown, and two others are at the Ponce City Market, on Ponce de Leon Ave, NE, and at the Prominence in Buckhead. A seventh charging station is planned but the location is not yet known.
The Atlanta metro area has over 750 plug-in vehicles (either electric cars or plug-in hybrids) registered. Because the automakers are introducing several more models during 2013, the number is expected to increase.
“Lanier is proud to be a part of making Atlanta more accommodating to electric cars,” said Michael Robison, CEO of Lanier Parking Solutions. “These EV charging stations will encourage sustainable driving practices that will greatly benefit our city.”
The ChargePoint network consists of independently owned electric car charging stations, and is spread around the U.S. as well as 13 other countries. All stations on the ChargePoint network, use that network for user authentication and payments.
“As electric vehicles become a more attractive alternative amid climbing gas prices, a city’s EV infrastructure has to be ready to accommodate growth in this area,” said Pat Romano, president and CEO of ChargePoint. “Atlanta is taking the lead to proactively provide EV charging technology that will allow the city to accommodate future demand, and ChargePoint is proud to partner with Atlanta and other cities across the country to make this EV growth feasible.”