Legislation (HB943/SB452 would expand electric vehicle charging stations on Florida highways

Rep. Dan Daley wants to lay the foundation for a robust network of electric vehicle charging stations throughout Florida.

Daley filed a bill (HB 943) Friday that calls for a statewide master plan to expand access to charging stations throughout Florida’s highway system.

Sen. Jose Javier Rodriguez is sponsoring an identical bill (SB 452) in the upper chamber.

The bills call for a completed master plan by July 21, 2021. The Department of Agriculture and Consumer Service’s Office of Energy would coordinate with Florida Clean Cities Coalitions designated by the U.S. Department of Energy to develop the plan.