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Georgia K–12 District Installs EV Charging Stations

Clayton County Public Schools in Jonesboro, Ga., recently announced a partnership with EOS Linx to install electric vehicle (EV) charging stations district-wide, according to a news release. The installation is part of the district’s larger Building a Better Tomorrow, Today initiative, which focuses on innovative, technology-based, STEM and STEAM approaches to education and sustainability. Work was completed during the 2023–24 school year.

“We are thrilled to partner with the Clayton County Public Schools system to bring EV chargers to 11 high schools and the CCPS administrative office,” said Blake Snider, CEO of EOS Linx. “This relationship allows EOS to provide EV charging to a growing population of EV drivers in the heart of Clayton County and support community initiatives through targeted messaging, unique to each charging location. We look forward to bringing this program to other school districts throughout the country and supporting the buildout of EV charging infrastructure.”

The EOS Linx Aurora Charge Stations incorporate multiple EV chargers and a 75” digital display for advertising and community messaging per station. The district also installed a series of L2 chargers to increase the number of charging opportunities per station. The total installation features 61 L2 charging sockets across 12 locations, according to the news release.

“Speaking for our Board of Education, our more than 51,000 students, and over 7,000 employees, I offer profound thanks to the EOS Linx leadership for entering into the partnership,” said Dr. Anthony W. Smith, CCPS Superintendent and CEO of Schools. “The placement of these electric vehicle charging stations at locations throughout the district will reap benefits beyond our expectations and is evidence of our commitment to serve as an economic development catalyst for the benefit of Clayton County.”

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