"Having public charging stations in place for electric cars eases a lot of people's minds when it comes time to make a buying decision."
Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) September 21, 2011
Jim Ellis Chevrolet has officially installed two 240V charging stations at the Atlanta Chevrolet dealership (one in the Service area and one in the Sales Area). Electric vehicle (EV) drivers that require a quick charge for their electric vehicles now have a place to do so if they're stuck in traffic on one of the many major thoroughfares that surround the Chevrolet dealership (I-85, I-285, Buford Highway, and Peachtree Industrial). The 240V chargers can charge an electric vehicle in under 4 hours.
Following suit is the City of Woodstock, GA which became the first municipality in the state to offer a public charging station. The strategic location makes it easy for citizens to plug up and take advantage of shopping or dining in the city of Woodstock and come back to a fully charged vehicle. Many are considering electric vehicles for their daily transportation in order to drastically reduce or in some cases completely eliminate the need for gas as well as reducing emissions.
Jim Ellis Chevrolet installed the EV charging stations for current EV adopters and also in anticipation of the arrival of the Chevrolet Volt in Atlanta. The Atlanta Chevy dealership acquired two of the Volts to allow customers to test drive the Chevy Volt ahead of their market availability in the Atlanta area which has garnered many pre-orders for the electric vehicle.
The installation of the charging stations at both the Jim Ellis Chevy dealership and the city of Woodstock is seen by many as very forward thinking. It also helps to add preliminary market value for the electric vehicles since the public's primary concern is for the availability of stations to charge their vehicles should the need be required away from home.
"Increasing a customer's confidence level is important to the early adoption and stability of the EV market.", says Chris Horton, SEO analyst for Jim Ellis Automotive. "Buyers are aware of the monetary benefits of purchasing a vehicle like the Chevy Volt, but there's still a concern about how electric fits into the design. They need the extra comfort of knowing that they won't be stuck somewhere when their vehicle runs out of a charge. The advantage of the Chevrolet Volt is that it runs on gas or electric, but having public charging stations in place for electric cars that don't benefit from a similar design eases a lot of people's minds when it comes time to make a buying decision."
You can utilize the Atlanta charging stations by visiting the Jim Ellis Chevrolet dealership at 5900 Peachtree Industrial in Atlanta. The Woodstock charging station is located next to the historic Woodstock Train Depot at 251 Main Street. For more information on the Chevrolet Volt, visit the New Inventory area of the Jim Ellis Chevrolet website at http://www.jimellischevy.com.
About Jim Ellis Chevrolet : Jim Ellis Chevy serves metro Atlanta and the North Georgia area providing new and used Chevrolet vehicles and top notch customer service. Jim Ellis Chevrolet also serves the needs of commercial truck, small business, and fleet vehicle owners all over the SE United States. In fact, Jim Ellis Chevrolet is nationwide with customers from Florida, Texas, New England, the Midwest, and the West. For more information on the Jim Ellis Chevy dealership in Atlanta, visit their website at http://www.jimellischevy.com.
Mark Frost, General Manager for Jim Ellis Buick GMC Atlanta