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Duke Energy Florida recently completed its Park & Plug pilot program, installing 627 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in public spaces and on Florida driveways.
Duke Energy Florida launched the Park & Plug pilot program in 2018 to expand access to electric vehicle charging stations as part of an agreement with the Florida Public Service Commission.
“Our Florida customers deserve a cleaner, smarter energy future. Advancing the use of electric vehicles is a priority for Duke Energy that will benefit our communities and our state for generations to come,” said Melissa Seixas, State Chair of Duke Energy in Florida. “This week, we are proud to note this important milestone as we further expand electric vehicle charging and reduce carbon emissions in Florida.”
Since launch, approximately 627 EV chargers have been installed in easily accessible locations across Florida, including 182 public Level 2 chargers at local businesses, 52 DC fast chargers at public locations, 220 Level 2 chargers at multi-slot housing and 173 level 2 chargers. workplace chargers.
Among the locations, the EV fast chargers are installed along the US 19/98 corridor in Apalachicola, Dunedin, Crystal River, Wakulla and Perry. They are also along US 98 in Chiefland; US 27 Corridor at Sebring, Avon Park, and Cagan’s Crossing; the I-4 corridor at Deltona, Sea World, Champions Gate and the US 27 exit; and along the Florida Turnpike at the Wildwood exit, Turkey Lake Turnpike Service Plaza and Canoe Creek Turnpike Service Plaza.
Duke Energy Florida exceeded the commission’s goal of installing at least 53 in low-income areas, installing 83 in those areas.
Duke Energy Florida, a subsidiary of Duke Energy, serves approximately 1.9 million customers in Florida.