|Public Safety and Neighborhood Quality of Life Committee Members
|Alina T. Hudak, City Manager
|March 22, 2023
|DISCUSSION REGARDING AN UPDATE ON THE EXPANSION OF ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING INFRASTRUCTURE, SPECIFICALLY LEVEL 3.
On November 16, 2022, at the request of Commissioner Alex Fernandez, the City Commission referred item C4 P to the Public Safety and Neighborhood Quality of Life Committee.
The City currently has a contract with Blink Network, LLC, to provide electric vehicle charging stations at the City's parking facilities. This contract will expire on November 11, 2023 and a new solicitation is required. On February 22, 2023, the City Commission is slated to consider item C2 B on the City Commission agenda seeking approval to issue Request for Qualifications (RFQ) No. 2023-043-WG for electric vehicle charging stations at the City's parking facilities.
Additionally, the City is currently negotiating with Florida Power and Light (FPL) toward a contract for installation of Level 3 fast charging electric vehicle stations at designated City-owned parking lots.
|Electric vehicle sales continue to increase and as a consequence, so does the need for charging stations. Level 3 charging stations provide fast charging, however, these stations require a significant amount of power and the installation of transformers to support this need.
The City continues its efforts to contract for Level 2 and 3 electric vehicle charging stations to augment the infrastructure necessary to support demand and promote sustainable mobility alternatives.
|Is this a "Residents Right to Know" item, pursuant to City Code Section 2-14?
|Does this item utilize G.O. Bond Funds?