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Governor DeSantis announces next steps to strengthen Florida’s electric vehicle infrastructure

Christian Fernsby ▼ | July 13, 2020
Governor Ron DeSantis announced $8.6 million in funding to strengthen Florida’s electric vehicle infrastructure.
Ron DeSantis
Governor   Ron DeSantis
This investment marks another step in the state’s efforts to provide accessible electric vehicle infrastructure while also protecting air quality and expanding the state’s charging stations by 50 percent along most traveled corridors.

Topics: Florida

DEP has reviewed the applications received for the electric vehicle charging stations and has selected the projects to receive the awarded funding.

With this funding, 74 additional DC fast chargers will be installed statewide.

Combined with the chargers FDOT is installing along the Florida Turnpike, a total of 104 DC fast chargers will be installed along over 1,200 miles of highway, covering the most traveled corridors in the state.

Each of the 34 locations will have at minimum 2 chargers each.

This represents an approximately 50 percent statewide increase in publicly available DC charging stations.