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Georgia DOT Expands EV Charging Network with $130M Federal Funding

Electric cars are parked at a charging station in Sacramento, Calif.
Rich Pedroncelli
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AP
Electric cars are parked at a charging station in Sacramento, Calif.

The Georgia Department of Transportation is expanding a planned network of federally funded electric vehicle charging stations. The state received about $130 million in funding through the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure program last year to build EV charging stations along Georgia’s interstate highways.

In Georgia, once the EV charging stations along the interstates have been completed, the DOT plans to build additional stations along U.S. 27 and U.S. 76 with future federal funding. U.S. 27 runs through Georgia north to south for 356 miles near the western edge of the state bordering Alabama.

U.S. 76 runs through North Georgia east to west for 150 miles, extending from the South Carolina line to the Tennessee line.

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