Electricity Laws and Incentives in Georgia

The list below contains summaries of all Georgia laws and incentives related to electricity.

Laws and Regulations

Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Annual Fee

All-electric, natural gas, and propane vehicles are subject to an annual licensing fee of $320.65 for commercial vehicles and $213.70 for non-commercial vehicles. These fees apply to plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and flexible fuel vehicles only if they have an AFV license plate.

AFV license plates are subject to a one-time manufacturing fee of $25, an annual $20 registration fee, and a $35 special tag fee. Electric, natural gas, propane, bi-fuel, and dual-fuel vehicles are eligible for an AFV license plate.

For more information, see the Georgia Department of Revenue Motor Vehicle Policy Bulletin and the Annual AFV Fee website.

(Reference Georgia Code 40-2-86.1 and 40-2-151)

Transportation Electrification Study

The Joint Study Committee on the Electrification of Transportation (Committee) must study the growth of the electric vehicle (EV) market in Georgia and address concerns regarding public and business needs for public EV charging infrastructure and economic preparedness. The Committee must make recommendations, including proposed legislation, and submit a report to the Georgia Legislature by December 1, 2022.

(Reference Senate Resolution 463, 2022)

State Incentives

Alternative Fuel and Advanced Vehicle Job Creation Tax Credit

A business that manufactures alternative energy products for use in battery, biofuel, and electric vehicle enterprises may claim an annual tax credit for five years. The amount of the tax credit is based on the number of eligible new full-time employee jobs. Qualified entities must be defined as business enterprises, which do not include retail businesses. Credit amounts differ depending on how the county in which the business is located ranks based on unemployment rates and income levels. Other conditions apply. (Reference Georgia Code 48-7-40)

Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Station Tax Credit

An eligible business enterprise may claim an income tax credit for the purchase and installation of qualified EV charging station. The EV charging station must be located in Georgia and accessible to the public. The tax credit is for 10% of the cost of the EV charging station, up to $2,500. For more information, including eligibility requirements, see the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Clean Vehicle Tax Credits website. (Reference Georgia Code 48-7-40.16)

Georgia's National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Planning

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) NEVI Formula Program requires the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) to submit an EV Infrastructure Deployment Plan (Plan) to the DOT and U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Joint Office by August 1, 2022, describing how the state intends to distribute NEVI funds. Plans must be established according to NEVI guidance.

For more information about Georgia’s NEVI planning process, see the GDOT Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Deployment website.

High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) and High Occupancy Toll (HOT) Lane Exemption

Alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) displaying the proper alternative fuel license plate may use HOV and HOT lanes, regardless of the number of passengers. Qualified AFVs may also use the HOT lanes toll-free. AFVs include electric vehicles and bi-fuel or dual-fuel vehicles that operate on natural gas or propane. Applicants must provide proof they have paid registration fees in full before receiving the license plate. This exemption expires September 30, 2025. For more information on fees and eligibility for the AFV license plate, see the Georgia Department of Public Safety websites. (Reference Georgia Code 32-9-4, 40-2-86.1, and 40-6-54)

Utility/Private Incentives

Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Station Rebate – Georgia Power

Georgia Power offers residential customers a $250 rebate for Level 2 EV chargers installed between January 1, 2020, and December 31, 2022. For more information, including eligible EV chargers and how to apply, see the Georgia Power Electric Vehicles website.

Electric Vehicle (EV) Infrastructure Support

Georgia utilities joined the National Electric Highway Coalition (NEHC), committing to create a network of direct current fast charging (DCFC) stations connecting major highway systems from the Atlantic Coast to the Pacific of the United States. NEHC utility members agree to ensure efficient and effective fast charging deployment plans that enable long distance EV travel, avoiding duplication among coalition utilities, and complement existing corridor DCFC sites. For more information, including a list of participating utilities and states, see the NEHC website.

Electric Vehicle (EV) Time-Of-Use (TOU) Rate Incentive - Georgia Power

Georgia Power offers a TOU rate for residential customers who own an EV. Eligible customers must own a smart charger capable of separately metering charger usage. For more information, see the Georgia Power Electric Vehicles website.

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