This morning, Mayor Eric Wilson and the Forsyth City Council gathered to cut the ribbon on the city’s first electric vehicle (EV) charging station, located at 200 S. Kimball Street, just off the town square. The Forsyth EV station was the first project within the MGCAC region to utilize matching funds through the MGCAC Clean Air Incentives Partnership. This policy was approved earlier in 2017 to encourage the development of projects in each MGCAC jurisdiction.
The Forsyth EV charger creates a critical linkage in the State of Georgia’s EV charging network between Macon-Bibb and the Atlanta metro area. Previously, vehicles would have to cover 49 miles on Interstate 75 between publicly available EV chargers. This project efficiently cuts that distance in half while providing access to the dining and shopping options of downtown Forsyth.