Do you think your next vehicle could be electric? You’re not alone. In fact, one in five vehicles sold in the U.S. will be battery-powered by 2030. Along with their environmental benefits, electric vehicles (EVs) save on fuel and maintenance, offer quick acceleration and a quiet, smooth ride. There are dozens of EV options – from midsize cars to minivans, at a wide-variety of price points.
The availability of charging infrastructure is key to a good experience for EV drivers. It can also help us prepare for a future that includes more EVs on the road. FPL EVolution – our high-tech EV charging initiative, is designed to accelerate the adoption of EVs and generate valuable data to help us ensure the continued reliability of the energy grid for all FPL customers.
FPL EVolution's 60 fast chargers provide drivers an opportunity to plug-in every 50 miles at 16 locations along major highways and corridors, such as Florida’s Turnpike service plazas. Compatible with all kinds of EVs, these high-powered 100 to 200 kW stations can charge a battery to near full capacity in 30 minutes or less.
FPL EVolution is also installing more than 1,000 charging points at 600 new EV charging stations. We’re partnering with leading organizations – including large employers and high-traffic destinations, at more than 100 locations to dramatically expand the current availability of EV charging by nearly 50 percent. Workplace charging is one of the most effective ways to promote the adoption of electric vehicles.
We’re bringing electric-powered school busses to the Sunshine State. School buses have predictable schedules, making them ideal for electric “Vehicle to Grid” technology. When the buses aren’t running, the batteries can provide power to the grid, including during peak times of the day. This initiative will provide FPL with learnings and could serve as a blueprint for school districts throughout the state.
It’s as simple and safe as plugging it in., just like you would charge your cell phone or computer. Once you’ve found an EV charger, simply plug it in to your car. It takes just a couple of seconds to plug in. Unlike gas-powered cars, electric vehicles can start every day with a “full tank.”