Florida Power & Light (FPL) announced a new initiative that will significantly increase EV charging infrastructure in the sunshine state. The FPL EVolution program includes a bold plan to install 1,000+ charging ports at 100+ locations across Florida.
The announcement for the initiative came during National Drive Electric Week, and promises to boost EV education, infrastructure and adoption. The organizers do not plan to stop there, however, and will back up their plan with the generation of clean energy: “Along with our plan to install more than 30 million solar panels by 2030, we’re committed to our comprehensive vision for a more sustainable future through the electrification of transportation,” said Eric Silagy, President and CEO of FPL.
Installation will commence soon, as Gov. Ron DeSantis proclaimed that charging stations would be available at all Florida Turnpike service plazas by the end of the year. The FPL initiative will eventually include “public parks, shopping malls and some of the large companies”, aiming to provide service for both public and private use.
Additionally, FPL is attempting to electrify the school bus system, starting with the city of West Palm Beach. They also are looking at V2G capabilities, as “school buses have predictable schedules that make them ideal for electric “Vehicle to Grid” technology”.