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ChargeUP! Sarasota County - Rebates for EV Charging Stations

Discussion in 'Florida' started by DJ Frustration, Mar 1, 2017.

  1. DJ Frustration

    DJ Frustration Model X Sig, Former Model S, Model 3 Res

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    Just wanted to share a bit of news about a great program, ChargeUP! Sarasota, that Sarasota County recently launched.
    Pages - ElectricVehicles

    The program would provide rebates to certain types of businesses, non-profits, and local governments within Sarasota County to buy and install EV charging stations. Participants in this limited program may be eligible for one of the following rebates for a new, publicly available station:
    • Non-profits or government organizations: 50 percent of cost, up to $4,000 maximum.
    • Businesses: 25 percent of cost, up to $2,000 maximum.
    I suggest our Florida fans actively support the program and elected officials who wisely authorized such an initiative. Maybe this is something to send to the Florida Tesla Enthusiast group @Larry Chanin ?

    Personally, I'd love something like this in Southeast Florida!
     
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  2. jbcarioca

    jbcarioca Active Member

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    This will make it much easier for groups like ourselves to do an effort similar to that used for the Marathon Supercharge and also for the crowd-funded charging station recently in Newfoundland.

    I, for one, will contribute if we can do more in Miami-Dade. Some serious gaps like the Port of Miami, places like Dadeland, Coral Gables and The Falls where options exist but they're priced at Maximum Plaid for not-really-fast CHAdeMO. We do need to make life easier for all our Tesla tourists!
     
  3. Larry Chanin

    Larry Chanin President, Florida Tesla Enthusiasts

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    Hi Evan,

    Yes, this is an excellent program and demonstrates Sarasota County's leadership in promoting electric vehicles.

    I was consulted before the program was launched for input and emailed the Manager of Sustainability and the County Commissioners some suggestions. It's currently a one-shot deal funded by a grant. Hopefully it will be renewed in coming years. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to convince the County to extend this program to Tesla charging equipment.

    Nevertheless, this is still an excellent program.

    Larry
     

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