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It's Electric: Rockdale unveils electric vehicle charging station
(Left to right) Sheriff Eric Levett, Clerk of Courts Ruth Wilson, Commissioner Doreen Williams, Magistrate Court Judge Phinia Aten, Georgia Power Transportation Segment Manager Todd Allums, Tax Commissioner RJ Hadley, Kia and Nissan representatives. - photo by Submitted Photo

CONYERS - Rockdale County Tax Commissioner RJ Hadley unveiled the county's first public electric vehicle charging station as part of his ongoing clean air and green efforts on Wednesday in the back of the Rockdale County Tax Commissioner's Office, 969 Pine Street.

Hadley, who brought the station with a grant from Georgia Power and Nissan North America, said "This new charging station in our county is part of a larger movement in the region toward electric vehicle ownership. I am especially pleased that this supports our efforts for cleaner air in Rockdale."

Georgia Power Electric Transportation Segment Manager Todd Allums said, "As Georgia Power has embarked on a new mission to expand electric vehicle chargers across the state, we are proud to welcome Rockdale County into the EV community. With the leadership and actions taken by the county to improve environmental sustainability and electric car use, we are confident that EV adoption will soon become a permanent fixture in Georgia."

Conyers Nissan, 1420 Iris Drive, also has a Level 2 charging station. The next closest stations, which are Level 2 stations, are Walgreens at 6671 Covington Highway, Lithonia or Emory's University's Oxford College, 780 Haygood Avenue, Oxford.

About 50 electric vehicles are registered in Rockdale currently. County ordinances were changed earlier this year to allow electric vehicle charging stations as part of the county's green initiatives.