Tampa, Florida – Electric car chargers will soon be available in the Tampa Bay area.
A Tampa Bay Public Utilities Commission (PUC) press release says the station is being developed to help reduce the carbon footprint of electric vehicles.
The project, which will be open by December, will also be the first in Florida.
“I think that this is going to be an important tool to help us with the transition to an electric vehicle world,” said Steve Schoenfeld, the PUC’s director of electric vehicle planning.
“The Tampa Bay region is the largest city in the state of Florida and it has a very large share of electric cars that are being sold on the market right now.”
The PUC said the stations will be installed on existing infrastructure, which it said will make the stations more cost-effective.
The stations are part of a project to bring electric cars to Florida.
Last year, Florida was ranked the third most-polluted state in the US.