Metropolis of Brookhaven was named the 2023 Metropolis of the Yr by Electrical Automobile Affiliation (EVA) on Jan. 27.
EVA’s web site states it’s the main volunteer group for electrical automobile adoption in North America; a information launch states that Brookhaven was acknowledged because the 2023 Metropolis of the Yr for its initiatives that inspired the adoption of electrical automobiles all through town.
A number of the initiatives from 2023 embody budgeting to buy 15 hybrid or electrical automobiles for Brookhaven Police Division, two hybrid or electrical automobiles for Brookhaven Neighborhood Growth Division, one electrical automotive for Brookhaven Metropolis Supervisor’s Workplace, and one electrical pick-up truck for Brookhaven Parks and Recreation Division.
At a press convention in 2023, former Brookhaven Mayor John Ernst stated greater than half of the 85 energetic Brookhaven police automobiles have been changed with both hybrid or all-electric automobiles.
In 2019, metropolis officers handed an ordinance that requires all business developments and multi-family housing complexes present electrical automobile chargers and that every one new single-family houses have wiring put in to accommodate electrical automobiles.
Ernst—who was an advocate for electrical automobiles all through his time as mayor—spoke concerning the progress town has made in adopting electrical automobiles and charging stations and accepted the award for Brookhaven.
“In 2016, town didn’t have any EV charging stations. Now we now have them far and wide. They’re in our parks, our public security buildings, and even metropolis corridor,” stated Ernst.
The information launch states that Brookhaven’s 19 free electrical chargers give town extra registered chargers per capita than some other metropolis in Georgia. Brookhaven’s electrical automobile and charging station initiatives are additionally set to proceed in Ernst’s absence by the Maintain Brookhaven plan.
Sustainable Brookhaven requires town to trace the utilization of the general public chargers and the way every charging session advantages the surroundings, even calculating what number of bushes are saved within the course of.
Sustainable Brookhaven incorporates initiatives concerning electrical automobiles, recycling, solar energy, storm water, metropolis code help, and transportation. Metropolis of Brookhaven additionally acquired a gold stage Inexperienced Neighborhood certification in 2024 from Atlanta Regional Fee. For extra data, go to brookhavenga.gov/sustainablebrookhaven.