Posted: 6:51 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Cost: Most public stations let EV drivers charge vehicles for free, but some charge between $1 and $3 an hour.
Time: Charging can take several hours, depending upon the car and charger. The “Blink” DC chargers that will be installed in Buckhead can charge a car in a little as 15 minutes, officials say.
Numbers: There are 2,000 in the 10-county metro Atlanta area, according to a club for owners and enthusiasts. (That only includes plug-in electrics, not hybrids that run on a mix of gas and regenerated electric power.)
Range between charges: 73 miles for the Nissan Leaf; 40 for the Chevy Volt, which has a small engine that can kick in if needed.