Port Canaveral to Add FPL Fast Charging Electric Car Chargers

Port Canaveral to Add FPL Fast Charging Electric Car Chargers

Jim McCool
Jim McCool
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December 18, 2023

With the fast emergence of electric vehicles, Port Canaveral has expanded their infrastructure in accommodating electric cars by funding fast-charging options for these vehicles along with Florida Power and Light.

FPL's new "Level 3" chargers will be located at the Port's "Cove area" and their claim to fame is charging vehicles in an hour at most.  The six new chargers will be placed in the parking lot for, "more convenience for EV owners/operators."

This move was made possible by the Canaveral Port Authority Board of Commissioners at its December meeting, where the Port Canaveral-FPL EV fast charging agreement was legitimized. The agreement was made in an effort to advance environmental stewardship while maintaining its status as one of the world’s busiest cruise ports experiencing continuous growth.

"We're delighted to incorporate these charging stations into the publicly accessible infrastructure at Port Canaveral," stated Port Canaveral CEO Capt. John Murray. "This initiative underscores our commitment to provide our guests and visitors with a high-quality customer experience while at the Port."

The chargers are in line with policies established by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and are projected to be fully operational in less than a year with potential plans for additional charging stations in the future.

The new chargers at Port Canaveral will join a network of more than 100 public fast charging locations FPL offers EV drivers across the state.  The news is thought to be especially significant for Brevard County, where charging stations such as these are sparse.

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Jim McCool

Jim McCool

Jim is a graduate of Florida State University where he studied Political Science, Religion and Criminology. He has been a reporter for the Floridian since January of 2021 and will start law school in 2024.

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