Awarded: July 2022
Completion Date: July 2025

EMPOWER is the first and only equity-focused, nationwide charging program in the U.S. EMPOWER catalyzes workplace charging through outreach, workplace charger install commitments, and actual installations. Its goal is to provide up to $2,000 worth of free technical assistance each to employers interested in installing workplace electric vehicle charging. Clean Cities Georgia has partnered with over 30 other Clean Cities Coalitions to foster relationships with local workplaces, through EMPOWER. This program is focused on assisting in workplaces located in or employing members of communities that have experienced historical disinvestment. Employees in these communities are more likely to face fundamental barriers to at-home EV charging. Since estimates show that 80% of current EV charging happens at home, EMPOWER is reducing barriers blocking these employees from accessing EVs and the economic benefits of driving electric.

EMPOWER can provide:

  • Site planning and assistance with assessing feasibilty of workplace charging at your workplace
  • Connections to local power companies, electric vehicle charging providers and installers, certified charging technicians and electricians, and other experts
  • Information about funding opportunities that may help offset the cost of installing workplace charging
  • Assistance with employee education, charging use policy development, station signage, and other areas of implementation
  • Statewide publicity and promotion of your efforts to promote corporate sustainability

How To Get Started:

  1. Learn more about the program by reading our flyer.
  2. Email Sumner Pomeroy at sumner@cleancitiesgeorgia.org to schedule a call.
  3. Sign the pledge to Provide Workplace Charging as soon as is feasible. Click here for the sample pledge.
  4. Receive up to $2,000 of free technical support for a feasibility study and charging recommendations.
  5. Get connected to resources to have your charging stations installed! (Note: this project does not include installation funding, but we will do our best to connect you with rebates and other funding resources).