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Posted on: October 1, 2019

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations come to the Town of Oakland, Florida

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Electric Vehicle Charging Stations come to the Town of Oakland, Florida

OAKLAND, FL, [October 1, 2019] As part of Duke Energy Florida’s Park and Plug electric vehicle (EV) charging station pilot program, the Town of Oakland now has 2 electric vehicle charging stations. As part of this pilot program, Duke Energy is installing up to 530 EV charging stations within its Florida service area that will provide the necessary infrastructure network to promote and support the benefits of clean electric transportation.

The town applied to be part of the program in March 2019 and were notified in May 2019 of official approval for the program.  The town has been working with NovaCHARGE LLC, a leading national EV charging solutions provider selected by Duke, on equipment installation. The Town of Oakland’s EV charging stations are located directly in front of Town Hall at 230 N. Tubb Street and at the Oakland Nature Preserve located at 747 Machete Trail. Each charging station can charge 2 vehicles at a time.  Drivers will be charged for energy dispensed at a rate of .12/kwh.   EV car owners can set up an account for charging by going to https://greenlots.com/ev-drivers/ or by downloading the free app on the Apple Store or Google Play.

Town Manager Stephen Koontz says, “We are very excited to have 2 EV charging stations in the Town of Oakland as part of this pilot program. We feel the locations of the charging stations near the Oakland Nature Preserve and near Town Hall adjacent to the West Orange Trail are ideal for anyone who would like to charge their car while taking a bike ride or hiking.”

 If you would like additional information on the Town of Oakland’s EV charging stations, please contact Elise Hui at (407) 656-1117, x2110 or ehui@oaklandfl.gov.

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