Sustainable Georgia: Driving with the Sun
By: Ben Young
I was thrilled to see one of my great sci-fi dreams come true in West Point when Georgia unveiled its first solar-powered electric vehicle (EV) charging station. We’ve been rewarded by the convergence of public, private, local and global efforts.
It makes sense that it opened at the Visitor Information Center on the Ray Anderson Memorial Highway. (See “Re-envisioning Our Interstates” in the May 2015 issue.) This stretch of road is now a Mission Zero Corridor, intended to become a cutting-edge model of sustainability. In addition to the Ray C. Anderson Foundation, Kia Motors partnered on this effort with the Georgia Conservancy, LaGrange-Troup County Chamber of Commerce, Georgia Department of Transportation, Georgia Department of Economic Development, Georgia Tech School of Architecture, Hannah Solar, Spotlight Solar and the city of West Point.