Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) has signed the Essential State Infrastructure Bill into law, which will expand electric vehicle charging stations to support growth in the use of electric vehicles in Florida.
The bill requires the Department of Transportation to “coordinate, develop, and recommend a master plan for the development of electric vehicle charging station infrastructure along the State Highway System.”
Specific state agencies will need to identify barriers and opportunities to advance electric vehicle (EV) adoption. The bill requires an interim report at the end of 2020 with a final report by July 1, 2021.
The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy’s Dory Larsen writes:
This is a big win for Florida’s consumers as it will grow the electric transportation market faster and create opportunities so more Floridians have access to increased cleaner transportation options. The law is also one of the first pieces of state legislation that acknowledges the risks of climate change and identifies electric transportation as a means to combat it.