Kennesaw installs two electric car charging stations

Kennesaw spent some green to go more green.

The city announced Monday that it used about $18,000 of SPLOST, Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax, funds to install two charging stations for electric cars.

They are located at Adams Park and at the ground level of the “Revival” parking deck on South Main Street.

City spokeswoman Jolene Butts Freeman said the charging units cost $8,900 each.

“The installation of two electric charging stations is just one piece of the city’s efforts to meet our goal of sustainability and being an eco-friendly community,” city manager, Jeff Drobney said in the news release.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported in January 2017 that there were 25,000 electric cars on the road in Georgia but said that number would be declining.

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Initially, the state offered a $5,000 state income tax credit, which was one of the most generous state tax incentives in the nation. But state lawmakers canceled the credit in 2015 and installed a $200 registration fee in its place.

Kennesaw said the Georgia Department of Revenue has reported that there are 12,539 registered electric vehicles on the roads.

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