Bob Babyok of Warner Robins is the proud owner of a Nissan Leaf.
"It's like driving an iPod," he says. The Leaf is a 100% electric car. Babyok leases it for about $140 per month, including electricity. He says enjoys being able to commute gas free.
"Normally, I would anticipate here in Warner Robins maybe 80 miles to a charge. My commute's about 40 so I only technically need to charge up every other night."
But traveling outside his commute is a different story. In order to go for Atlanta for example, he had to charge up at home in Warner Robins, top off in Macon at the Bibb County Courthouse, home of the region's only charging station, again in Griffin, before reaching Atlanta.
Now, a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy will place 100 more charging station across the Middle Georgia Clear Air Coalition's seven county region, which includes Bibb, Houston, Peach, Monroe, Twiggs, Crawford, and Jones Counties.