In partnership with Duke Energy, the City of Largo has installed seven electric vehicle charging stations across the community.

LARGO, FL — In partnership with Duke Energy, the City of Largo has installed seven electric vehicle charging stations across the community, free for public use.

The final station, a Level 3 charger, was installed at the Central Park Performing Arts Center, next to the Largo Central Park Playground. It is one of only a handful of Level 3 chargers currently available in the county that are capable of rapid charging a vehicle in as little as 45 minutes.

The stations are funded by Duke Energy’s Park & Plug program which brings electric vehicle charging stations to communities throughout Florida by providing the equipment, installation, warranty and network connection services free of charge to communities through 2022.

“I’m excited about the opportunities the Park and Plug pilot program will provide for our customers in the City of Largo and throughout the state,” said Catherine Stempien, Duke Energy Florida president. “We are bringing cleaner energy to Florida through 700 megawatts of new universal solar, and we are helping our customers to bring clean transportation to the state as well. We are committed to providing smarter, cleaner energy alternatives for all our customers.”

This partnership with Duke Energy highlights the city’s strategic focus on sustainability and commitment to transitioning to 100 percent renewable energy by 2035. These goals are part of Largo’s Environmental Action Plan, which serves as the blueprint for the organization to reduce its environmental impact.

SOURCE: patch.com