Electric vehicle charging stations coming to the Burg

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Electric scooter? Maybe. Electric vehicles? Definitely. An influx of new electric vehicle charging stations are set to be added to the Sunshine City in partnership with Duke Energy. Introducing “Park and Play.”

Electric looper buses are carrying residents and visitors to the top museums and residents across St. Pete. those perusing St. Pete also have the option to take advantage of the city’s bolstered bike share program. It’s all in an effort to encourage clean energy.

Park and Play charging stations coming soon

In a release, St. Pete officials stated that they’re committed to delivering progressive, sustainable policies and effective programs to address environmental, economic, and social challenges facing the city, the state and the country.

“No sustainability and resiliency strategy is complete without a plan for reducing the number of gasoline-powered cars on the road – and increasing the number of electric vehicles,” said St. Pete Mayor Rick Kriseman. “In order to do that, we want to ensure we have the infrastructure to accommodate those electric vehicles.”

Station selection process underway

They’re currently selection where stations will be in the Sunshine City. Once selected, the City will work directly with NovaCHARGE LLC, a leading national EV charging solutions provider selected by Duke Energy, on equipment installation.

“In addition to this program, Duke Energy is also helping to promote cleaner transportation by funding the initial charging infrastructure for Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority’s electric buses and cleaner energy through a solar installment at The Pier,” said Catherine Stempien, Duke Energy Florida president.

Would you consider buying an electric vehicle?

Do you have an electric vehicle? If so, are you excited to see more charging stations pop up in the Burg? If you don’t currently own one, will expanded charging station accessibility make you consider purchasing one? Let us know in the comments!

Written by Andrew Harlan

Andrew Harlan

Andrew Harlan is in his third year as Writer/Editor of iLovetheBurg.com. New York Times bestselling author Andre Dubus III has said of him, “Andrew Harlan has a sharp and discerning eye for detail that deftly captures character and landscape." He has published fiction and poetry in Sabal and Prime Number Literary Magazine. He graduated with honors from Eckerd College in 2013 with a B.A. in Creative Writing and a minor in Literature. He can be reached by phone: (727) 896-3435 or email: andrew@rkc.me