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Electric Vehicles

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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.

Electric Vehicle Charging Station - Selby LibraryThe ChargeUP! Sarasota County program provides 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 is now open until the limited funds have been committed. Learn more and apply with the following documents:

Welcoming a Bolt!
Electric Vehicle Basics
Electric Vehicle Types
Electric Vehicle Charging

Learn More

Sarasota County offers classes and presentations on electric vehicles. You can register for classes at Eventbrite.com. Request a presentation or ask a question by contacting UF/IFAS Extension and Sustainability at sustainablesarasota@scgov.net or by calling the county Contact Center at 941-861-5000.