NASHVILLE, Tennessee — The Nissan Leaf electric vehicle could appeal to more car shoppers in Atlanta, thanks to a new partnership between Nissan and Georgia Power to set up more charging stations at workplaces in the area.
Local employers can receive a $1,000 rebate for each 240-volt, Level 2 charger installed — $500 from Georgia Power and a matching $500 from Nissan.
The Nissan matching rebate is available through June 30.
To qualify, companies must have 100 or more employees and the facility must be in the Georgia Power service area.
Atlanta is America's top market for sales of the Leaf, according to Nissan.
"While most EV drivers plug in at home overnight, workplace charging enhances the Leaf ownership experience and expands the number of miles a Leaf driver can go on power produced here in Georgia," said Brendan Jones, Nissan director of electric vehicle sales and infrastructure deployment, in a statement on Thursday.
The Nissan Leaf has a range of 84 miles, according to the EPA. The Nissan and Georgia Power partnership is designed to take the edge off "range anxiety" or the fear that an electric vehicle has insufficient range to reach its destination.
The EV charging infrastructure in the U.S. continues to grow, along with the number of EVs offered for sale at dealerships.
There are 9,187 electric stations in the U.S. with 23,157 charging outlets, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.
Edmunds says: Workplace charging provides EV buyers with peace of mind and should be part of the equation for shoppers considering vehicles like the Nissan Leaf.