Who We Are
Drive Electric Georgia has a mission to double the amount of EVs on the road.
In October of 2020, Drive Electric USA launched in order to create successful, statewide initiatives to increase the purchase and use of electric vehicles in general consumer and fleet markets. Awarded by the Department of Energy Vehicle Technologies Office, the program will run from 2020 to December 2023 and is compromised of a team of diverse stakeholders, industry leaders, and Clean Cities coalitions. To achieve our goal, Drive Electric Georgia will work with local officials to overcome structural barriers and advance EV infrastructure and knowledge across all audiences.
Statewide EV Programs
This project will create statewide chapters to attract support and resources, coordinate action across all priority areas, and increase exposure
Educate at least 1,000 consumers in Georgia through engagements and participation in events
Educate utility regulators on best practices for EV programs and benefits of electrification by conducting seminars, forums, and ride-and-drives
Conduct analyses and develop updated plans to deploy charging infrastructure at statewide and community levels
On a state level, focus on incentive programs for vehicles, public infrastructure, building codes, etc. On a local level, focus on charging guidance, signage, and fleet electrification
Develop web-based programs to help channel consumers to secure dealers across the state and partner with “low touch” internet-based retailers that sell EVs
Frank Morris, Executive Director and Co-Coordinator
Frank retired from UPS as Vice President Corporate Public Affairs managing the State, City and Municipal Government relations for UPS in the Southeast, including Georgia, and established himself as an effective lobbyist, protecting and advancing the interests of a Fortune 500 Corporation. Frank has extensive experience working with outside stakeholders, having served as a board member of the State Trucking Associations in several states as well as a board member of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, the Sandy Springs Chamber of Commerce, the Georgia Charter School Association and the Georgia Transportation Alliance.
Since retiring from UPS after 35 years of service, Frank has established a government affairs consulting firm representing the Georgia Charter Schools Association, UPS and other clients. Frank has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Westminster College in Salt Lake City, Utah. Frank and his wife Debbie, reside in Milton, Georgia. They have three adult children.
Jennifer Fundora, Co-Coordinator
Jennifer Fundora joined the Clean Cities–Georgia (CC-GA) coalition as Co-Coordinator in 2020. Jennifer focuses her time on managing the coalition’s projects as well as strengthening coalition processes alongside the Co-Coordinator and Executive Director. Jennifer also works at Southface Institute, where CC-GA calls home.
At Southface, Jennifer works as a Program Coordinator for EarthCraft, a regional green building certification program. Before joining the CC-GA coalition, Jennifer gained experience working in the zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) space as an Associate at the Center for Transportation and the Environment (CTE). She earned her Bachelor’s in Environmental Sciences and in International Studies from Emory University.
This initiative is run by Clean Cities-Georgia, a program funded through the US Department of Energy that focuses on advancing the energy, economic, and environmental security of the United States by supporting local actions to reduce petroleum use in transportation. If you are interested in learning about other types of alternative fuels visit our website here.