The installations will be paid for by the state’s share of a U.S. government settlement with Volkswagen.
Friday, July 10th 2020, 9:00 PM EDT
Friday, July 10th 2020, 9:18 PM EDT
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) – Over two dozen electric car charging stations will be installed along I-75 and I-95 in Florida.
The installations will be paid for by the state’s share of a U.S. government settlement with Volkswagen after the company violated the country’s car emission standards, according to the Associated Press.
Governor Ron DeSantis announced Florida will spend $8.6 million of the state’s $166 million settlement on the charging stations during a press conference along the Florida Turnpike Friday.
Altogether, the state expects to spend $25 million for the charging stations as part of a program that officials said will strengthen Florida’s electric vehicle infrastructure.
Twenty-seven charging stations will be installed along I-75 and I-95, the state’s longest interstates.
“Not only will these charging stations promote reduced emissions and better air quality, they will also improve mobility and safety for the ever-increasing number of Floridians that drive electric cars,” DeSantis said.
Officials said more charges will be installed as they draw down funding from the settlement.
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