Georgia’s largest cities get a low ranking when it comes to the number of EV (Electric Vehicle) charging stations they have available. That’s according to Roof Gnome’s 2023 Best Cities to Own an Electric Car ranking.
According to the report. Atlanta placed 112 out of 200 cities nationwide on the list – the best showing of any city in the Peach State. At the other end is Macon – the seventh worst city in Georgia and 194th overall. Savannah ranked 149th, Columbus 162, and Augusta 178.
And while Gainesville wasn’t included in the rankings, we have learned that there are 14 EV charging stations in Gainesville-Hall County. Click here to find their locations
EV Charging Stations in Gainesville, GA (evstationslocal.com)
(Photo: Jackson EMC, Gainesville, charging station. Courtesy PlugShare.com)
About the Author
Ken Stanford is Online News Editor for GLORY 97.5, a position he has held since August 2022.
Ken was born in Moultrie, Georgia, and says he knew from the time he was 5 or 6 he wanted to be a “radio announcer.” That dream was realized when he was hired by Moultrie radio station WMTM in 1960 at the age of 15 as a weekend disc jockey. A 1963 graduate of Moultrie (now Colquitt County) High School, he has spent his whole career in Georgia working for stations in Atlanta, Marietta, and Gainesville – most recently as News Director for 40 years at WDUN in Gainesville. He is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force Reserves.
Ken retired in 2011 but came out of retirement last year to help GLORY, on a part-time basis, beef-up its online news presence.
He is the recipient of many Associated Press awards and is a former judge of state and national Associated Press broadcast news contests. In 2005, he was presented with the Georgia Associated Press Broadcasters Association’s President’s Award for Excellence in Journalism and in 2019 was inducted into the Georgia Radio Hall of Fame.
He lives in Gainesville with his wife of 52 years, the former Sandra McKnight of Clio, Alabama, and they have one child, a daughter, Lisa, who lives in Cumming with her family.