Sarasota County has a history of leadership on Electric Vehicles (EVs). Recognizing the myriad potential benefits of EVs, the county has expressed support through resolutions, installation of charging stations and education programs since 2005. Sarasota County was the first local government in Florida to add EVs to its fleet and now is second in the state for number of EVs per capita.
NEW! Sarasota County recently approved the ChargeUP! Sarasota County program, which would provide rebates to certain types of businesses, non-profits and local governments within Sarasota County to buy and install EV charging stations. Participants in this limited program may be eligible for one of the following rebates for a new, publicly available station:
- Non-profits or government organizations: 50 percent of cost, up to $4,000 maximum.
- Businesses: 25 percent of cost, up to $2,000 maximum.
The application period opens Feb. 15. Learn more and prepare to apply at:
Representatives from Sarasota County UF/IFAS Extension & Sustainability and Florida Power and Light will host two 90-minute events to provide interested parties with information about charging station options and costs, and details on eligibility and applying for ChargeUP! incentives.
- Jan. 24: Brown-bag presentation, noon at the Sarasota County Administration Building, 1660 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota. Lunch is not provided. Registration is required via Eventbrite.com.
- Jan. 31: Webinar session, 3:30 p.m. To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org.