At FPL, we are dedicated to driving an energy future that is affordable, reliable and clean. This commitment includes sharing the latest information with our customers about the many benefits of driving electric vehicles (EVs) -- and about our new electric vehicle charging pilot program.

EVs are a great option for everyone. As experts in clean energy, we know EVs are here to stay. In Florida alone, EV ownership has increased 300 percent since 2013, making us the fourth largest EV state in the nation. We can help you shift into high gear away from gas-powered cars to EVs. And like us, you’ll be glad you did.

As leaders in advancing electric driving technologies, we have built one of the country’s cleanest vehicle fleets by using renewable energy. This is just one of the ways we are lowering operating costs to help keep customers’ bills among the lowest in the nation and helping preserve our environment.

EV Owners Enjoy Many Benefits

  • Cost savings on fuel and maintenance
    Save money with lower-than-average fuel costs than conventional gasoline-powered vehicles. Save on maintenance costs with fewer moving parts that may break.
  • Cleaner than gas
    Never stop to fill up again. Say goodbye to the smell of gasoline, oil stains and tailpipe emissions.

 

Electric Vehicle Charging has never been easier or cheaper

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    Home Charging

    • Charging your EV is affordable- EVs offer lower costs to operate compared to gas powered vehicles, with FPL’s typical residential customer bill being among the lowest in the nation and approximately 30 percent lower than the national average you are saving even more.
    • Charging at home is simple – It only takes a regular 120-volt or 240-volt outlet.
    • You can start every day with a “full tank” – With an EV, you can charge your car at home, at work or on the go at a public charging station. “Fill up” with affordable, clean energy produced right here in Florida.

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    Destination Charging

    • There are many convenient places to charge your car – As EVs have grown, so has the number of charging stations across the country. “Range anxiety” is a concern of the past. A recent study by MIT found that nearly 87 percent of all electric car drivers find the current range suitable and that “range anxiety” is inflated.
    • For the first time, the average battery charge for many new EV models is expected to exceed 200 miles.
    • Charging stations are available across the state – Florida is one of the top states in the nation with the most public EV charging connections with more being added every day.
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    Workplace Charging

    • Growing interest – As the interest in EV driving has grown, so has the number of companies that offer workplace charging.
    • Going green – Companies are committed more today than ever before to going green and reducing their carbon footprint. Workplace charging is one way companies make an active contribution and demonstrate their dedication to protecting the environment.

Driving the future of EV technology

We are working to install cutting-edge charging equipment at more than 100 locations across our service area, helping to increase reliability and convenience for our customers.

Learn more about our new EV charging program, FPL EVolution.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I charge my electric vehicle?

  • It’s as simple and safe as plugging it in. Unlike gas-powered cars, electric vehicles can start every day with a “full tank.” It takes just a couple of seconds to plug in.

AC Level-1 refers to charging the battery with a standard 120-volt outlet and the cord that typically comes with your vehicle. A Level-1 charge replaces between 2-5 miles of range per hour of charge.

  • For the typical driver, this is sufficient to recharge their vehicle after a normal day’s driving. Industry data shows more and more electric vehicle owners are choosing to charge at home.
  • Level-1 charging is also suitable for workplace charging, where cars are typically parked for seven to 10 hours.

AC Level-2 refers to charging the battery with a dedicated 240-volt circuit. It is two to five times faster than Level-1. Level-2 charging access requires professional installation from a licensed electrical contractor, and it offers greater speed and convenience for drivers.

  • Level-2 charging can replace from 10 to 60 miles of range per hour of charge – depending on your charging equipment, installation and vehicle’s specifications.
  • People who typically drive more than 40 miles per day and/or remain parked for shorter periods will most likely require access to an AC Level-2 charging station.

DC Fast Charging refers to a high-voltage charging station that can recharge equipped EVs at much faster rates – from 20kW to 100kW or more.

  • For example, a battery-powered EV can recharge from 20% to 80% in less than 30 minutes, depending on the rating of the equipment and the car.
  • DC fast chargers are more expensive to install and operate, and are best suited along major highways, urban areas and  with fleet/commercial vehicles.

Where do I charge my electric vehicle?

  • You can charge your EV anywhere there is a suitable and accessible electrical outlet. With EVs, you can charge while parked and will rarely need to go out of your way to find charging stations.
  • Most charging happens at home.

Should I be concerned about an electric vehicle’s limited range?

  • Most of us commute less than 40 miles per day. Many EV models exceed the needs of most drivers. For the first time, the average battery charge for many new 2019 EV models is expected to exceed 200 miles. By 2020, many models will run 300-400 miles on a charge.

Who pays to install charging stations?

  • Generally, if a vehicle owner doesn’t use their standard 120-volt outlet, the owner is responsible for the cost to install a residential charging station near a suitable electric outlet.
  • If you live in a multi-unit residence, the homeowners’ association will decide who is responsible for the installation. To learn more, please visit multi-unit charging.
  • Some automakers offer installation services and discounts for owners, and grants or other programs may be available to assist with the cost of installation.

Does FPL offer its customers a special rate for charging electric vehicles?

  • FPL has two rate options for residential customers to consider, depending on household energy use.
  • Electric vehicle owners may enroll in our residential Time of Use rate (TOU). With the TOU rate, you pay a lower rate for “off-peak” use and a higher rate for “peak” period use.
  • As a general rule, electric vehicle owners who are able to shift their charging to “off peak” times, along with other household electric consumption – such as laundry and dishwashing - may save money on this rate.

How will driving an electric vehicle affect my electric bill?

  • The cost of driving an EV is just pennies per mile compared to gasoline. FPL’s standard electric rate is about 30 percent below the national average, and in general every 1,000 miles of charge would impact your electric bill by less than $40 a month. This varies based on driving style, habits, temperature and the efficiency rating of your vehicle, among other factors. You can compare costs with a vehicle cost calculator tool.

What is the difference in fossil fuels and renewable energy and how do EVs contribute to a cleaner environment?

  • Renewable energy, such as, solar and wind comes from natural resources that are replenish able during the average human lifetime. In contrast, it takes thousands of years for fossil fuels to naturally replenish.
  • Battery cars don’t run on fossil fuels. They are powered by the clean electricity grids, which provides our customers with even more ways to save as renewable energy costs continue to come down. Additionally, driving electric is one way customers can directly contribute to the environmental benefits such as improving air and water quality, and reducing climate change.

Who do I contact if I have more questions?

  • Your electric vehicle manufacturer can answer specific questions you may have about their vehicles. We are happy to answer any questions you may have about our support of the growth of electric vehicles in Florida. Email us at electric-vehicles@FPL.com