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Gwinnett County, Georgia

EV Infrastructure:
Best Practices & Business Case

OVERVIEW

KEY DELIVERABLES

  • EV charging best practices study
  • Budget estimates for the program
  • Business case development and documentation
  • Recommended funding source alternatives

The Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure (EVCI) study ecoPreserve delivered to Gwinnett County in Spring, 2023 is a detailed roadmap for transitioning to sustainable transportation practices. The report further documents the county’s comprehensive plan addressing climate change and promoting sustainability.

The ecoPreserve study builds on research into EVCI installation and maintenance operation. It includes the EVCI program strategies of ten county and city municipalities in six states. After further guidance from subject matter experts, ecoPreserve has also documented best practices for EVCI site selection, funding, equipment procurement, operations, and maintenance.

ecoPreserve completed the study and best practices documentation as subcontractor with the full-service engineering and architectural design firm, Precision Planning, Inc. (PPI). The work aligns with the Gwinnett Environmental Sustainability Program which promotes resource efficiency while reducing environmental impact. The well-recognized program earned Gwinnett County the Atlanta Regional Commission’s first platinum-level green community certification.

Today, many of Georgia’s 23,000 Electric Vehicles (EVs) are registered in the county and across the Atlanta area. There, current and future owners of EVs in will have access to the parking spaces and chargers already required at Gwinnett County’s commercial developments. Also, at county-owned facilities, a five-year project will expand the charging infrastructure.

To support implementation of best practices documentation, ecoPreserve has provided input and alternatives for several of the county’s essential EVCI decisions. Business case recommendations are now in review.

SDG IMPACT