Georgia's Drive-Through Innovation Lab

Reprinted from Georgia Center for Nonprofits' NOW Magazine

In West Point at the end of June, less than a mile from the Alabama border, representatives from the Georgia Conservancy and the Ray C. Anderson Foundation, Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia, and local government and industry leaders gathered to oversee the groundbreaking for a new electric vehicle charging station at the West Point Visitor Information Center. Not just any fuel pump, this state-of-the-art, solar-powered, rapid-charging Photovoltaic for Electric Vehicle (PV4EV) station,
funded by a grant of more than $100,000 from local employer Kia, is the first ofits kind at a visitor center in the Southeast—what Conservancy Senior Director
Allie Kelly calls “Georgia’s gateway to the west.”

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