Florida EV ROADMAP

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Background

Electric vehicles (EVs) are becoming increasingly prevalent as a means to reduce energy consumption, curb greenhouse gas emissions, and support a sustainable transportation system. Consumers, businesses and municipal agencies are increasingly turning to electric vehicle technology for these benefits. However, most communities lack sufficient infrastructure to support current and next generation EVs, whether it be at home, at work, or on our highways. The technology for EVs is advancing, resulting in battery systems that provide 200-300 range; those same battery systems also take considerably longer to charge. This scenario will repeat itself, as battery energy densities improve.

This project will focus on the demands of individual light duty passenger vehicles, trucks, and small shuttle systems that serve communities, paratransit, and systems that perform “last mile” transport for airports, ports, multimodal hubs. Transportation and land planners need guidance, tools and information to analyze and plan infrastructure based on a number of scenarios and environments, including urban, suburban and rural environments. This project is designed to establish that guidance and provide first generation tools to support transportation and land planners.

Objectives

  1. Provide specific recommendations for a three-year (2021-2023) light-duty passenger vehicle EV infrastructure plan for Florida’s Interstate and major arterial roads. 
  2. Provide annual forecasts for additional needed infrastructure for 2024-2030.
  3. Provide recommendations for emergency evacuation routes and considerations specific to EVs.
  4. Provide an online manual that will catalogue the considerations, tools, examples, information sources and other relevant information for planning. 

Considerations

  • Increase in battery efficiency, resulting in 400+ mile range
  • Increased grid demands at EVSE locations
  • Broad introduction of EV passenger shuttles, taxis, and Transportation Network Companies (TNCs)
  • Inductive charging
  • Networking and internetworking of EVSE
  • Siting and upgrade capabilities
  • Zoning, building codes, and permitting
  • Signage
  • Increase in EVSE output of 600kW+
  • Requirements for thermal management of higher EVSE outputs
  • Initial deployment of autonomous vehicles
  • Uptime, Resiliency, Backup Power
  • Obsolescence and upgrade of EVSE
  • Social equity and underserved communities
  • Outreach, education, and training
  • Energy consumption
  • Environmental
  • Site Safety

The Central Florida Clean Cities Coalition has partnered with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Office of Energy (FDACS OOE) to develop the Florida Electric Vehicle Roadmap. We are working closely with the following organizations to gain insight on the current status and future needs of the Florida EV charging network. If you are interested in working with us, please reach out to Kaitlin Reed.

Advocacy Groups

  • Advanced Energy Economy
  • Drive Electric Florida
  • Sierra Club
  • Smart Electric Power Alliance
  • Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance
  • Southern Alliance for Clean Energy

Infrastructure Providers

  • ChargePoint
  • Florida Utility Coordinating Committee
  • Greenlots
  • NovaCharge

Government Agencies

  • Florida Department of Environmental Protection
  • Florida Department of Economic Opportunity
  • Florida Division of Emergency Management
  • Florida Department of Transportation
  • US Department of Energy
  • US Department of Transportation

Clean Cities Coalitions

  • North Florida Clean Fuels Coalition
  • Southeast Florida Clean Cities Coalition
  • Tampa Bay Clean Cities Coalition

Power Service Providers

  • Duke Energy Florida
  • Florida Municipal Power Association
  • Florida Power and Light
  • Orlando Utilities Commission
  • Tampa Electric Company

Planning Organizations

  • Florida MPO Advisory Council

Contractors

  • Alternative Energy Systems Consulting
  • EVNoire

Contact US

Updates

Find project information, updates and interim reports on the Office of Energy's webpage

Locate

Use the Alternative Fuel Data Center's Station Locator to find current electric vehicle charging locations

Learn

Learn more about electric vehicles and charging equipment on our Fuels page

Questions?

Fill out our Contact Form or email our Project Manager with any questions/comments

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